Volunteers Make AYSO Possible
How Does AYSO Do It?
Did you know that nearly 4000 children participate in Albuquerque's AYSO program? Providing a positive and organized environment for all these players requires hundreds of volunteers each doing their part. Every year we have many open positions - for coaches, assistant coaches, referees, staff positions, board members, field markers, etc. If you want to contribute even just a little bit of your time, we need you! There is nothing so fulfilling as watching children learn and grow. Your own kids will remember your involvement for years to come. Your help WILL make a difference!
But I don't know anything about soccer!
You don't have to be a soccer expert; most people just starting with AYSO knew very little about the game. All you need is a positive attitude. In many of the positions you will never touch a soccer ball.
What about training?
Region 104 will provide the training you need to succeed in your position. All the tools and classes are free! We also provide contacts and mentors who can answer your questions and help you get started.
What if I hate being outside?
Even if you hate being outside and don't have a clue about soccer, we can still use your help in running the organization and making AYSO a positive experience for all our youngsters! We have over 75 administrative positions.
Remember.... AYSO is a 100% Volunteer-Run Organization
We can't make it work without you!
There is something for everyone! Join the fun and show your children how to be a part of a successful volunteer program. Many volunteers are needed to uphold the spirit of AYSO and to make this all-volunteer league possible. Take a minute to read through the position descriptions to decide how you'd like to help out.
Instead of grumbling about how "someone" ought to do this or that better – when the registration volunteer asks what you'd like to do – volunteer to be that "someone" when signing up your child! You can be a front-line team volunteer, a the "behind the scenes" division volunteer positions, or you can become one of the Board of Directors and Staff who keep things running and worry about details from National AYSO to local politicians. Everyone is a volunteer.
Every team must provide:
- AYSO Certified Coach
- AYSO Certified Assistant Coach
- At least one trained AYSO Certified referee
- Older age groups – at least one AYSO trained assistant referee
- Team Manager
- Registration Volunteer
Each division must have:
- A commissioner to coordinate games, equipment and players
- A registrar to register new players throughout the year
- A referee scheduler to ensure older divisions have neutral referees
- A field marker
- An equipment manager to liaise with the Region Equipment Manager
To see what these people do, take a look at the Job Descriptions page. To see a list of the Regional and Division-level positions that need to be filled, take a look a the Open Positions page. Once you find a position that suits you, contact the person shown on the Job Descriptions page and volunteer!