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Team Parent

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Team Parents are awesome.
Those who help them out are awesome!

Duties vary among the teams depending on player age level. It is between the head coach/manager and Team Parent how many of the following duties the Team Parent will undertake.  Duties include, but aren't limited to, the following:

  • Assist head coach/manager with administrative matters
  • Distribute league handouts or team announcements, such as game schedules
  • Gather player/parent contact info (including allergies or medical conditions) from registrar, coach or parents
  • Distribute/collect jersey and hats; keeps records of same
  • Collect team tournament fees, jersey deposits, Toonie Toss and photo forms and wrap-up party orders
  • Arrange scorekeepers, pitch counters for games and alert coaches if umps not showing up (Mosquito and up)
  • Assign field prep and raking rotation assignments among the parents, assign dugout parent* (Tadpole and below)
  • Prepare snack assignment rotation if team agrees (usually Mosquito levels and below like post-game snacks)
  • Organize team events such as team gift to coach(es) and season-end pot luck and parents v. kids game

If both team parent and coach agree, in some levels duties can also include to a limited degree, assisting the head coach/manager with:

  • Pitch count planning
  • Tournament entries and availability
  • Rainout rescheduling
  • Finding call-up or substitute players

*Dugout parent: for Tadpole level and below: stays in dugout during game to help back catcher with gear, entertains (supervises) the players and keeps players' attention to batter line-up and field positions.

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