TEAM PARENTS / MANAGERS
If you've volunteered to be your team's Parent or Manager, we've prepared some helpful tips to get you through the season.
THINGS TO DO
- Order team banner/flag
- Determine team photo time and date
- Create a Goal Jar (optional)
- Set up a schedule for snacks
- Hand out photo order envelopes (two weeks before photo day)
- Sign up for the Kick the Break Tournament (optional)
- Set up the game and snack schedule for the second half of the season
- Pick up and hand out team photos
- Plan team party suggestions
- Reserve team party location
- Order trophies, coaches’ gifts, etc.
- Hand out team party information
- Pick up trophies, plaques, and gifts
- Collect money for party, trophies, and gifts
- Order cake for party
- Confirm team party location reservation
Relax! You’re done (until next year). On behalf of all of us at APSC, thank you!
Team banners are a great way to add to the game day experience of the players and teams.
You are welcome to get these from wherever you’d like, but the following link is to a service that makes it relatively simple.
The club does not provide medals or trophies for teams.
For those teams that would like to hand out trophies or medals, those can be arranged directly with Wilson Trophies.
The team party usually includes the following:
- Activity for the players
- Trophies or awards for the players
- Appreciation gifts or plaques for the coaches and assistant coaches
- Cake for the players and families
Suggestions for Team Party Activities:
- Inflatables/bounce house
- Pizza party
- Lazer tag
- Parents vs. players scrimmage
- Indoor soccer
- Arena Kickball
- Picnic/BBQ (consider weather)
- Family fun center
Things to Consider in Planning Your Team Party:
Book your location early. The most popular locations fill quickly. Consider having your party on a weeknight evening following the last game.
Order trophies and awards by mid-season.
By mid-season, estimate the party costs per player, including trophies, gifts, party activity, food, etc. Collect a portion of the money from each player to cover any deposits required by your vendors.
Determine the final cost and collect the balance due from each family for trophies, gifts, party, etc. at or before the last game. Some families may not come to the party, and it can be difficult to collect money when the season is over.
Have a contingency plan if your party is an outdoor activity.