Parent Participation

The success of our organization relies heavily on parental participation and accordingly, each participating player or cheerleader parent is required to volunteer for work shifts per participating child on different squads during the course of the season. Exactly how many hours are needed will vary greatly upong the size of your team. This participation requirement can be fulfilled performing one of many necessary functions including concessions attendant, minimum play recording, scoreboard operation, home game announcing, home game chains attendant or game videographer.

Below are the descriptions of our Parent Participation opportunities. Although some have a larger time commitment than others, remember that like all participation, you get out of it what you put in! If you have any questions, please e-mail our Parent Participation Coordinator.

Parent Participation Opportunities

Team Parent (1 position)

  • Works as liaison between parents and coaches

  • Works directly with Parent Participation Coordinator to fill volunteer shifts for each game and reminds parents of their volunteer commitments

  • Distributes general communication material from the Board (newletters, fundraising material, team photos forms, etc.)

  • Makes phone calls to parents for various mid-season needs

  • Should be available during practice and games

  • Must have email

Scoreboard Operator/Spotter (1 position)

  • Operates the scoreboard during home games

  • Knowledge of football is necessary

  • Helps announcer with players/numbers who were in on the play

Announcer (1 position)

  • Uses sound system during home games to announce teams and call the game

  • Knowledge of football is good though not required.

Videographer (1 position)

  • Films games and provides video/dvd to coaching staff for review after each game

  • Films players and games and provides footage for a “highlights” DVD

Chain Gang (3 positions):

  • Works at home games using the down markers

  • Basic knowledge of football is necessary

Concession Attendant:

  • Work in 2 hour shifts at home games in our concession stand

  • Shifts start 1 hour before first game and end 1 hour after last game

  • Duties include but not limited to cashier, grill, trash, selling apparel, driving to store for supplies if needed

Field Preparation:

To the new season…

The Amherst Patriots Board of Directors would like to welcome both new and returning families to the season.  It is our sentiment that the “Patriot Experience” is one that is family-oriented.  We encourage your family to join in on the spirit of the organization and participate in the various activities during the season such as the Pep Rallies and Awards Banquet.

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