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AYSO Region 697 - Oak Park and surrounding areas

Volunteering with OPAYSO

Oak Park AYSO is operated entirely by volunteers. We couldn't keep our program going without all the support of community members like you. We need coaches and team parents every season, and are actively looking to grow our Board and division management team. Come join us!

Board meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except December). We have roles that are as small as a day or two of commitment each season and will happily right-size a role for a willing volunteer.

Contact [email protected] if you are interested in joining our team.

Assistant Registrar
One of AYSO's philosophies is the specific responsibility of the registrar. Open Registration means all children are invited to play regardless of skill, experience or connections. We are currently looking for an assistant registrar to help support our users during online registration periods and to learn the ropes of setting up registration in our Blue Sombrero system. 
The position requires an understanding of the registration process and the need for confidentiality, good organizational ability, and some computer skills.

Division Coordinators
Offering young athletes Balanced Teams is one of AYSO's core philosophies because maintaining a level playing field keeps the focus on the game, having fun and developing soccer competence, not winning or losing. Every child deserves the chance to play, to gain confidence and to do so in an environment that is encouraging.

It is the Division Coordinator's responsibility to assign teams and coaches and handle the organization of divisions within Oak Park. We are seeking volunteers to work with our current coordinators and learn the basics of managing a division through our Spring and Fall seasons, particularly in our larger lower-age divisions.

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. Expected time commitment should be 2 to 4 hours a week.

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coaches help to cover practices and game days and support the Coach in kid wrangling and instruction. Expected time commitment should be 2 to 4 hours a week.

Team Parent

The Team Parent handles communications to team family including schedule reminders for practices and games, snack scheduling, carpool requests and other needs for team families. Expected time commitment should be 1 to 2 hours a week or less.

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