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Saugerties, New York - AYSO Region #595


Saugerties AYSO is a 100% volunteer run organization! It takes many people to run a quality program of this size. It is truly rewarding when you get to see hundreds of children playing this beautiful game and knowing that you helped make it possible!  There are many ways to help, including roles that do not require any soccer knowledge. There is also much to be done with the administration and organization of the league, so soccer experience is not required. Come join our team!

All volunteers must be registered with AYSO National.  Volunteer backgrounds and references are checked by national staff to ensure the safety of our children.  Your information will not be shared with any third party.  Key personal information (e.g., social security number, driver’s license number) will be encrypted.  You will need to fill in specific information, including details on personal references.  Once you are ready, visit submit your volunteer application from your Blue Sombrero account.

If you have previously registered as a volunteer, it takes just a few minutes to update your record.  Volunteer forms must be updated annually prior to the Fall season.  Returning volunteers do not have to print out any forms because we're set up for digital signatures.

Registering as a new volunteer just takes a few minutes.  Once you are done, print the form, sign it and mail it to:

Saugerties AYSO 595 Volunteer
PO Box 800
Saugerties, NY 12477

To ensure the safety of both children and volunteers, all volunteers are required to take a short training session called Safe Haven.  It focuses on safety and appropriate behavior with children as well as first aid and other on-field issues. Safe Haven also gives volunteers the highest degree of protection available under the law.  Training can be completed in under an hour using our online training system.

Mandatory Board Positions 

Each Region is led by a Board of Directors who implement the local soccer program the AYSO way. Here are the seven required AYSO board positions and a high level description. 

Regional Commissioner
Leads the Region and its board. Considers the needs of the community in providing a vibrant, growing Region ensuring as many players as possible get the AYSO experience. Includes overseeing strategy, finances, volunteer recruitment, scheduling, policies and procedures, growth and most of all, making soccer fun for the players.

Plans and carries out the annual registration of all players including choosing sign-up locations, coordinating on-site registration, and gathering applications and fees.

Handles the financial activity of the Region, and its paperwork, including registration fee collection/recording/depositing, preparing budgets, and paying bills.

Safety Director
Ensures safety across the region by overseeing maintenance of soccer equipment, nets, fields and facilities as well as making sure insurance and incident forms are properly submitted. 

Coach Administrator
Implements the AYSO National Coaching Program at the Region level, including training, development, certification, coach support, and more.

Referee Administrator
Implements the AYSO National Referee Program at the Region level, including implementing training and development, certification and more.

Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA)
Plans and implements the annual registration of all Region volunteers. They follow the guidelines of the Safe Haven™ program including gathering applications for volunteer positions, screening applicants and upholding state laws that protect children.

Training is available and required for each of the required Board positions. 

Other Positions

Coach & Assistant Coach
Teach age appropriate skills through positive coaching. Promote teamwork and good sportsmanship.  Make sure the kids are having fun!  Training classes are provided.

Division Coordinator
Help to form balanced teams within a division (ex. U10 Girls).   Help to recruit coaches and distribute rosters, uniforms, pictures, awards, information, etc. Ensures all coaches complete player evaluation forms. 

Team Parent
Help coaches distribute: information, uniforms, schedules, awards, etc.  Organize snacks and parties.  Make sure other parent’s sideline behavior is appropriate.

Make sure games are fair and safe.  Training classes are provided.

Youth Referee
Youths can be referees, starting at the age of 10. (10 & 11 year old for U8 games.  12 & 13 year olds for U10 games.  14 & 15 year olds for U12 games.  16 & 17 year olds for U14 games). 

Snack Shack Team
Prepare and serve food and drinks.  Use cash register, take inventory, train helpers and help clean up.

Field and Equipment Team
Take down nets and goals.   Inspect fields for safety hazards.  Make sure field boxes are stocked with balls, ice packs, stop watches, etc. 

Purchasing Coordinator
Coordinate the ordering, delivering, storage and distribution of purchased items for our program.

Webmaster and Scheduler
Keep the Saugerties AYSO website current and create software generated game schedules.

Concession Stand Coordinator
Coordinate the staffing and stock of the Concession Stand.

Field Coordinator
Make sure fields are ready for play.

Event Coordinator
Coordinate the Region’s Special Events.

Communication Coordinator
Contact schools, media and sponsors with information about our programs.

Region Trainer
Deliver AYSO certification classes to other Volunteers.

Region Secretary
Organize, schedule and attend regional meetings.

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Saugerties, New York - AYSO #595

P.O. BOX 800 
Saugerties, New York 12477

Email Us: [email protected]
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