NOTE: All information below is published on our web site on the We Need You! page.
Team-based Volunteers
Every team next year needs 2 Coaches, a Referee and Team Parent.  If you've never thought you could be a coach or referee, consider that:
  • We provide all the training you need.
  • The experience is deeply rewarding -- watching the players progress from fall to spring is truly a pleasure!
  • Especially in the younger division, you can still be an effective coach without having played as kid or even having a deep understanding of the game.
  • We are all part of a volunteer community and, simply put, we need your help! 

Coach:   Holds team practices, teaches game fundamentals to the players, and helps players develop good sportsmanship. Attends coach training, and weekly practices and games. You don't need to have played soccer or know much about it in order to coach. Particularly at the lower levels, many coaches learn the game along with their kids.
Assistant Coach:  A ssists the coach at practices and games and stands in for the coach when necessary. Attends coach training and weekly practices and games.
Referee:  Ar bitrates games, ensures player safety and helps everyone understand why a penalty is called. At younger levels, referees may show the proper way to do throw-ins, corner kicks, and goal kicks, etc. Attends referee training and an annual referee meeting.
Youth Referee:   Same duties as referee. Youth referees are players or youth age 12 and up. Can use this experience to meet school community service requirements.
Team Parent:   H andles any of the team's administrative responsibilities and assists the coach and assistant coach, e.g., distributing uniforms, communicating practice and game times, picking up coach plaques, coordinating the snack schedules/trophies (in the younger divisions).
League-wide Volunteers
Help us manage Region 362.   We currently have several open Board and Staff positions for the upcoming season.  Many of the current members are filling multiple roles, have kids in the oldest divisions or have already aged out of the program.  Sustaining a vibrant organization requires an eclectic mix of young and experienced (but mostly energetic) Board members.

Being a Board member is a commitment, but you're rewarded with having a direct influence on how things are run. Did you have a good year?  Or do you want to see something done differently?   We're an organization where anyone can step up, participate and change the way it is done. It really is that simple.

Want better communications?  Many hands make light work. The more people we have recruiting coaches, forming teams, scheduling games, the more responsive our Board can be.
Regional Commissioner
Leads the Region and its Regional Board. The role includes overseeing strategy, finances, volunteer recruitment, scheduling, policies and procedures, growth and most of all, making soccer fun for the players.

Coach Administration Team and Division Coordinators
  • Recruit coaches over the summer to ensure all teams are covered
  • Establish training sessions for each division.  Track all coaches having taken the appropriate level of training
  • Ensure that AYSO's positive coaching standards are followed by all volunteers.  Resolve conflicts if they are not. 
  • Coordinate the rating of all players to aid in balancing next year's teams 
  • Provide guidance and regular communications.  Develop new programs for Glenview volunteers to become the best coaches they can be.
Referee Administration Team
The region administrator is the  liaison to the referees, is involved in recruiting new referees, organizes the fall division meeting; works with refs on training, game schedules, and other division tasks as necessary. Attends staff training, monthly board meeting, spring coach meeting, annual section meeting.

Registration & Team Formation Team
  • Publicize onsite and online registration across the community
  • Assist with the onsite registration sessions in May & June.
  • Manage the administrative paperwork of registrations, payments and age verification.
  • Follow-up with parents as necessary to ensure players are properly entered into the eAYSO system.
  • As the Coach Administration team is locking in coaches, the Team Formation coordinators are adding players and forming balanced teams in all divisions. 
  • Track waitlisted players and place on teams as space permits
Equipment Management & Safety Team
  • Throughout the season, assist with distributing equipment on the fields.  
  • Inspect the fields prior to game time and provide input if game cancellation are recommended
  • Ensure safety by inspecting goals for damage and repairing/replacing.
  • Between seasons, inspect and take inventory of goals, flags and equipment
Child & Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA) Team
Maintains the Safe Haven program for our region and ensures that all volunteers are properly checked and certified on child safety.

Treasurer
Handles the financial activity of the Region, and its paperwork, including registration collection and recording, savings, paying bills and deposits.

Team Parent Coordinator 
Act as the main contact for individual Team Parents, funneling questions/requests/issues to the appropriate people within the league

Uniform Coordinator
  • Manage order with uniform vendor
  • Coordinate delivery and distribution to teams prior to beginning of Fall season
  • Track uniform assignments as players are added to teams
Game Scheduler
For puzzle enthusiasts!   Organize 125 teams into 6 times slots on 17 fields around Glenview, while avoiding game conflicts for volunteers coaching multiple teams. 

Skills Clinics & Team Workshops Coordinator(s)
  • Establish the schedule with the UK Trainers
  • Promote the hidden gem of Glenview AYSO for player development
  • Track signups and communicate weather-related changes as necessary  
Special Event Volunteers
We also need volunteers to manage: 
  • Photo Day. One Saturday and Sunday in the Fall.  Help coordinate the teams on-site at Gallery Park.  Make sure information about Photo Day schedule is disseminated to coaches and parents.
  • Player/Parent Appreciation Day: One Saturday and Sunday in the Fall. Distribute goodies and information to players and parents. .
  • Tournament Management:  Help prepare for tournament weekend; enter and track team information and game standings on tournament days.
  • Kids Zone Coordinators:  Order signage and place on fields during game days to promote the importance of Kids Zone, program that encourages those on the sidelines to use positive language, show sportsmanship in their attitude and behavior, and create a great experience for every player.
And, Finally, How Do I Sign Up?
Your inLeague adult profile lists the many available volunteer roles.  Check the box(es) in which your most interested.  Don't have an Adult Profile on inLeague?   Create your own User ID at  inleague.glenviewayso.org  and we'll get it linked to your child.  

And if you are interested in lending your enthusiasm, skills or professional experience to run the league, please let us know and/or come out to the next Board Meeting on Monday, June 13 at 7:00pm.  S end a note to  communications@glenviewayso.org to discuss any volunteer opportunities.