AYSO is a volunteer organization. In our region we have the following volunteer categories: team volunteers, league volunteers, referees, and regional board.
Most parents start off as team volunteers. Many decide to take a more active role in the region and volunteer to participate on the regional board or as a referee. Without the participation of parents this organization would cease to exist.
However, the most important part of being a parent is to support your child. To help support your child, AYSO Region 44 has provided a parent handbook which includes additional information on AYSO. Also, please review the parent pledge which reminds us all of the proper conduct expected from a parent with a child in AYSO.
The teams in the first game of the day are responsible for setting up goals, those in the last game are responsible for tearing it down. We have instructions with pictures for how this is done.