Saugerties AYSO is a 100% volunteer run organization. All volunteers must be registered with AYSO national. Volunteer backgrounds and references are checked by national staff to ensure the safety of our children. Your information will not be shared with any third party. Key personal information (e.g., social security number, drivers license number) will be encrypted. You will need to fill in specific information, including details on personal references. For complete instructions on completing this process, read this article here. Once you are ready, visit www.eAYSO.org to submit your volunteer application.
If you have previously registered as a volunteer, it takes just a few minutes to update your record. Volunteer forms must be updated annually prior to the Fall season. Returning volunteers do not have to print out any forms because we're set up for digital signatures.
Registering as a new volunteer just takes a few minutes. Once you are done, print the form, sign it and mail it to:
Saugerties AYSO 595 Volunteer
PO Box 800
Saugerties, NY 12477
To ensure the safety of both children and volunteers, each coach is required to take a short training session called Safe Haven. It focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as first aid and other on-field issues. Safe Haven also gives volunteers the highest degree of protection available under the law. Training can be completed in under an hour using our online training system.
Mandatory Board Positions:
- Regional Commissioner
- (Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate)
- Safety Director
- Coach Administrator
- Referee Administrator
Coach & Assistant Coach
Teach age appropriate skills through positive coaching. Promote teamwork and good sportsmanship. Make sure the kids are having fun ! Training classes are provided.
Help to form balanced teams with-in a division (ex. U10 Girls). Help to distribute rosters, uniforms, pictures, awards, information, etc. Ensures all coaches complete player evaluation forms.
Help coaches distribute: information, uniforms, schedules, awards, etc. Organize snacks and parties. Make sure other parent’s sideline behavior is appropriate.
Make sure games are fair and safe. Training classes are provided.
Youths can be referees, starting at the age of 10. (10 & 11 year old for U8 games. 12 & 13 year olds for U10 games. 14 & 15 year olds for U12 games. 16 & 17 year olds for U14 games).
A non-disabled person intended to guide the VIP (Very Important Player) player with physical or mental disabilities on the field of play. Youths can be buddies, starting at the age of 12.
Snack Shack Team
Prepare and serve food and drinks. Use cash register, take inventory, train helpers and help clean up.
Field and Equipment Team
Take down nets and goals. Inspect fields for safety hazards. Make sure field boxes are stocked with balls, ice packs, stop watches, etc.
Help at registration. It takes an entire team to sign-up 800 players.
Coordinate the ordering, delivering, storage and distribution of purchased items for our program.
Webmaster and Scheduler
Keep the Saugerties AYSO website current and create software generated game schedules.
Concession Stand Coordinator
Coordinate the staffing and stock of the Concession Stand.
Make sure fields are ready for play.
Coordinate the Region’s Special Events.
Contact schools, media and sponsors with information about our programs.
Deliver AYSO certification classes to other Volunteers.
Organize, schedule and attend regional meetings.