Generally, coaches come from the parents of the division. Coaches that are volunteering outside of the parent recruitment will show up in your coach listing. To recruit the parents as coaches, send email from our system.
At this point you will see a listing of all the email addresses for your division's parents. They will be presented in groups and be divided between Assigned, Unassigned, Waitlist and Pre-registered. As well, it will show you parents that do not have an email address. Unfortunately, we have no convenient way to reach those parents, so we must ignore them.
Now you have the email addresses displayed, the next step is to open your regional email account and start an email.
Parents will see this email as coming from your regional account, not your personal account. Responses to this email will come back to your regional account.
It can be encouraging and helpful to parents to see who else is volunteering to coach in your division. When a parent volunteers, send the parent a thank you, copied to all the parents of the division. It is also an opportunity to list all the coaches that have volunteered in your division.
Sample Email to Recruit
We are now in the process of ensuring we have enough coaches and assistant coaches for our division. If you have not yet volunteered to coach and can lead a team as a coach or assistant coach, now is the time to get started. AYSO has many years of experience training and enabling parents to coach, including parents who have never played or coached soccer before.
Coaching your child's team is a great experience. You spend time with your child and your child's friends.
We depend on parent volunteers to produce our programs. Our volunteers build community and character. Without enough volunteers we have to limit enrollment, and turn kids away. Please help us.
If you have already volunteered, thank you. You will be helping us to build community and connectedness, and deliver a great soccer experience to our children.
If you have not volunteered yet, get started by replying to this email expressing your interest.
Thank you to the following coaches.
Coach Assistant Coach
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