VOLUNTEERS

The Albany Pop Warner Association is ran 100% by volunteers with a passion for football and the kids in our community.  Please remember these people are hard working Dads and Moms, just like you, who have jobs and families in addition to the countless hours they spend to make this organization happen.  Your patience with all our volunteers is greatly appreciated!

Each family is required to volunteer 10 hours per season or pay the opt out fee of $210.  


TEAM BADGED-VOLUNTEER POSITIONS (BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED):

HEAD COACH:

ASSISTANT COACHES:  Assistant coaches a critical to the player/coach ratio and the quality of instruction our players receive.  Assistant coaches must contribute to practices on a regularly basis.  This volunteer position fulfills more than the 10 hour minimum volunteer hours required for the season.

TEAM PARENT:  The Team Parent has many duties and strong organizational and communication skills are required for this position.  The Team Parent will coordinate all activities with the coaching staff, including communication between coaches and parents.  The Team Parent will organize collection of all player registration paperwork for the team book prior to certification.  In addition, the Team Parent will organize parent volunteers and track volunteer hours, communication of practices and game schedules, coordination of team uniforms, team pictures, game snacks (if choose to), end of year party and other team activity.  This volunteer position fulfills more than the 10 hour minimum volunteer hours required for the season.

PLAYER ADMINISTRATOR: The Player Administrator (PA) is responsible for walking the players through the certification process before every game and tracking the Manditory Play Requirements (MPR) for each player during the game.  There is training provided for this position at the beginning of every season.  Strong organization skills are a must for this position.  This volunteer position fulfills more than the 10 hour minimum volunteer hours required for the season.

ADDITIONAL NON-BADGED VOLUNTEER POSITION POSSIBILITIES:

TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER
TEAM VIDEOGRAPHER
LITTLE SCHOLARS TEAM COORDINATOR
CHAIN CREW
SPOTTER
SNACK ORGANIZER


National Pop Warner has over 40,000 volunteers and coaches that are being trained every year to offer the best and safest programs for you and your children. Pop Warner has also established a leadership role in youth football and cheer & dance by requiring all head coaches to pass a coaching education course. In addition, Pop Warner programs nationwide are required to annually conduct a background check of: Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players and/or spirit participants. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the children.  If you would like to volunteer for a Pop Warner program, contact them to inquire about available positions.