The Biddy Sports program has a variety of volunteer positions that are available to parents and youth. This is a great opportunity to share your talents and learn new things. Without volunteers the program just cannot happen. We would love you to join the leadership Biddy team. It is easy, rewarding and coaches make a huge difference in the children’s lives. Staff are always present and supportive to ensure this is a success for you.
Coaches are usually parents, relatives, or other interested folks. You get to coach your own child’s team, and when possible we have two coaches per team. No experience is required and training is provided. You even get a practice plan, everything is ready to go with you in the lead. Patience, organization and a basic sport interest/ability are whats needed. Time commitment for coaches include preseason coaches training (2 hours), weekly one hour sessions for the duration of the season, and communication with your team. Coaches need to be over 18, assistants can be 16 and up upon approval of program staff.
Referees are needed to ref the games each week. Refs are usually parents and you ref your own child’s game. There are games each week but week 1 of a season. An orientation of how to referee and what to do happens right before the game that week. As Biddy has very few rules and no fouls, refereeing is pretty basic and safety oriented. The goal is to keep the ball in, the game moving and everyone safe. It is preferred for consistency sake that the same folks ref each week if possible. Whistles are available but better if you bring your own. Referees need to be over 18.
Internships/Service Learning The volunteer intern opportunity is ideal for people who are interested in sports, early childhood education, recreation, or program management. Community service hours and a letter of recommendation/reference will be awarded upon successful completion of the internship. Besides the actual program support position as described here, there are other internship possibilities such as producing a marketing video, or developing sport drills, etc. Interns can be 16 years and up.
Program Support Duties:
Assist the program staff by managing paperwork and equipment.
Help staff direct and lead participants through the group warm up
Assist volunteer coaches as needed with practice and game management
Communicate clearly and appropriately with staff, coaches, parents and children
Lift and carry up to 25 pounds,
Other duties include refereeing, and possible follow up phone calls and emails
The ideal candidate for the program support volunteer intern:
Enjoys working with small children and/or sports
Is absolutely dependable, energetic, outgoing, has a positive attitude, and is relatively athletic
Is interested in learning how a sports program works inside and out
Has great attention to detail and can learn paperwork
Enjoys a very fast paced environment
Can follow detailed directions, move quickly, think on their feet, and jump in when needed
If you would like to coach, ref or apply to be an intern, please fill out the information below to get the ball rolling. Please note which city, season and sport you are interested in helping out with and the name of your child if applicable. Thanks for joining the Biddy leadership team.