FC Dayton depends on volunteers, such as yourself, to bring high-quality soccer programs to the community at affordable prices.
How can I help within my team?
Our volunteer coaches come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are former soccer players looking to stay involved. Others are looking to coach with youth in their community. However, more often than not, our volunteer coaches are parents with children in our Recreational programs.
Whether or not you have any prior experience with soccer, we encourage you to look into becoming a youth soccer coach within our Recreational Soccer League. We provide professional coaches training both internally and by reimbursing for appropriate grassroots level classes held by various instutions, including US Soccer, United Soccer Coaches and the Positive Coaching Alliance.
We have opportunities available for a variety of levels, and we strongly believe coaching soccer will enrich your life in more ways than you expect
The Team Parent is the primary communication link between parents and coaches.
As an FC Dayton Team Parent, you are the coach’s assistant, cheerleader, and traffic director all in one. These are things you will already be doing if your child is on the team, so take it one more step and help the entire team operate more smoothly!
Every coach needs help arranging snacks and drinks for games, making calls or sending emails/texts when rain makes practice impractical or games are canceled, and keeping an energetic team in line on the sidelines. You’re making a difference for a whole team - a team that includes your child. It’s a great way to make your child’s team a family experience!
Another important role a Team Parent can play is to help with FC Dayton's Times Two policy at every practice and game by ensuring that two adults are always present at all times around children. You can also use your role to encourage spectators to use good language, show good sportsmanship in attitude and behavior, and create an enjoyable day for every player.
Operations & Administration
... or behind the scenes
You can also help off the field so you can spend your time at the fields watching your soccer player have fun! Here are some of the behind the scenes opportunities available:
Equipment Recycling Coordinator
Social Media Management
Making sure that the program serves the community
Our program is organized by a board of volunteers who are not financially compensated for their time serving in this capacity. They meet on a regular basis to guide the direction of the recreational programs within FC Dayton by setting policies and procedures that the organization follows to deliver our exceptional programming throughout the year.