Your support is key to ensuring a successful season. Your fees do not pay any salaries — we are all volunteers! Each season we ask families to volunteer for a position or committee. See descriptions of volunteer roles and committes below:
The manager is ultimately responsible for the team, and all communications from the league go through the manager. Many managers also serve as a head coach, but occasionally a manager and coach team up to divide on-field and off-field responsibilities. Managers are responsible for:
In addition, all managers must complete training.
Coaches attend every practice and game. If the manager also serves as head coach, coaches assist the manager during practices with running drills and instructing players. Other teams may split the manager and head coach duties. Ideally, a team has 3-4 coaches. During games, there is a coach on the first base line, third base line and usually in the dugout or coaching batters.
The PYSA Board of Directors meets monthly throughout the year to plan and oversee the spring recreational season, winter Select play, the summer All-Star season, and fall ball. See a list of board members and open positions. If you are interested in an open position, please contact the board president at email@example.com.
Helps team manager by handling off-field responsibilities including:
Commits to being at every game (or designating a substitute scorekeeper). Not needed for 6U teams.
Assists the snack shack manager with running the snack shack throughout the season. This is in addition to every family's one snack shack shift per season. Most committee members will be needed as snack shack openers or closers and to supervise or train volunteers on their annual shift. Other roles may also be available, including:
The field management crew helps keep our fields and equipment well maintained. We would like to have one parent on every team (in addition to coaches and managers) trained in field prep so that the responsibility does not always fall on managers. Training will be provided. May include:
Social media / publicity /communications committee
This committee keeps our league in the public eye. This could include:
This committee is responsible for spring jerseys, All Star uniforms and all of our PYSA logo merchandise. The committee head will manage the relationship with the supplier and place orders. Committee responsibilities may include:
Fundraising / sponsorship committee
This committee secures team and league sponsorships from local businesses.
This committee helps plan our special events, including Team Night, season kickoffs, closing ceremonies, or social events.
Clinics and training committee
This committee helps plan and support development opportunities for our players, including weekend clinics. This may also involve planning training for our new managers or serving as a liaison with our professional league coaches.
This committee helps put on our summer Cool Breeze tournament for All-Star teams. It involves planning meetings throughout the spring and availability to support the tournament during the first weekend in June.