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AYSO Region 74 - Portage, Schoolcraft, and Vicksburg

Volunteer Opportunities

Below is more information about the various volunteer positions that it takes to keep AYSO Region 74 providing world-class recreational soccer to the youth of Portage, Schoolcraft, and Vicksburg. If you would like more information past this, or are interested in talking about how you can be involved, please contact the regional commissioner Jessica Van Dyke.

Coaches - The AYSO volunteer position of coach is intended to develop in players a positive image of themselves, their teammates, coaches, game officials, and opponents, and provide a good role model for players. Additionally, the coach will develop in his/her players the appropriate soccer skills as recommended in the AYSO coaching manuals. Coaches attend a coach training, schedule and lead practices, assign positions for & guide players during games, communicate with parents, teach skills, and have FUN! For more information about coaching, please contact our coach administrator, Brandon Beery.

Referees - The AYSO volunteer position of referee is intended to manage soccer matches played between teams of youth players in the age groups from U-5 to U-19 according to the AYSO National Rules and Regulations, the FIFA Laws of the Game and the training curriculum as specified in the AYSO National Referee Program. The referee is expected to cooperate with coaches and other officials to develop a positive self-image in the players and to provide a good role model for all AYSO participants. For more information about refereeing, please contact our referee administrator Shelby Lathrop.

Division Coordinators - The AYSO volunteer position of division coordinator is intended to handle activities and communication within the divisions established by age groups and/or gender. This is a more administrative position, and includes forming team rosters, scheduling games, finding & communicating with coaches, and acting as a liaison between coaches within a division and the regional board.

Concession Stand - The AYSO volunteer position of concession stand supervisor is intended to serve as a liaison between the regional commissioner, the regional board, and the vendor(s) on supplying food, concessions, or other products for sale at the regional playing fields.

Field Set-up - While not an official volunteer position, we always can use help with field set-up and tear-down.

Regional Board - Our regional board members are all volunteers who love seeing kids learn and love the sport of soccer. From registrar to treasurer to coach administration and more, it takes a team to keep our region going. If you are interested in being part of this team, please contact our regional commissioner, Jessica Van Dyke.

Even longer descriptions of volunteer positions are available here.

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AYSO Region 74

P.O. Box 495 
Portage, Michigan 49081

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 269-303-0558
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