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SMYRNA CLAYTON SOCCER CLUB

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You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give ‐ Winston Churchill


Why Volunteer? 


One of the strengths of Smyrna-Clayton area is its small-town, community-first attitude.  Those that live in the area, even those that didn’t grow up here and have recently arrived, come to recognize it as welcoming community.  The Smyrna-Clayton community embraces their residents and makes the area a wonderful place to live and raise a family.  In response, people feel a responsibility to give back to the community.  The founders of this program began with the altruistic idea to provide the children in the Smyrna-Clayton area with an affordable option to play soccer.  It was started with a volunteering spirit and a commitment to the children in our community.  It is this same responsibility that drives many wonderful people in our area to coach the children in our league.

 

The key to all of this is that we ask people like you to be our volunteer coaches.

 

By volunteering, you are making a commitment to give back to your community by contributing to the health and happiness of the children in the Smyrna-Clayton area.  Volunteer coaches, managers, and buddies are role models of character, dedication, responsibility, and sacrifice.  Giving freely of your time and talents is a very honorable and humble gesture.  Hopefully, you are made to feel appreciated by the players and parents on your team.  Know that what you are doing will greatly benefit our children and help them to have a wonderful experience.  At the very least, you have our everlasting thanks and appreciation for helping us achieve our goal of bringing soccer to the Smyrna-Clayton area.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Coaches
Each team is assigned at least one coach, two when possible. No previous experience is necessary. Every volunteer coach will be provided with continuous support from our experienced staff as well as given a coaches handbook to help with training exercises and tips. Every volunteer coach is also eligible for our coaches reward program. Please see details below.

To be considered as a coach you must be 18 years or older and complete a risk assessment background check. You can do this by clicking the link below and submitting the background form. We highly encourage you to do this before you sign up as a volunteer. You can also contact us for more information at [email protected]tonsoccer.org


Managers
Each team can really use a manger to help organize the team roster. The primary responsibilities are to establish a snack schedule within their team and help notify parents when there is a cancellation to the sessions. No previous experience is needed.


To be considered as a manager you must be 18 years or older and complete a risk assessment background check. You can do this by clicking the link below and submitting the background form. We highly encourage you to do this before you sign up as a volunteer. You can also contact us for more information at [email protected]


Junior Coaches (Middle School & High School Volunteers)
As a community-based program, we encourage everyone to give back to the Smyrna-Clayton area.  If local students/players want to give back to our program by volunteering, we strongly encourage them to do so.  Junior Coaches will be paired up with a team and be an assistant and helping hand for the coach.  When possible, the students will remain with a single team for the entire season. While they are not required to submit a background check, all volunteers interested in being a Junior Coach should contact the Club Director, Ryan Buchanan for approval [email protected].

Soccer Buddies (TOPSoccer) Soccer Buddy Application.docx
In an effort to make our TOPSoccer participants more successful, each participant will be paired up with a "Soccer Buddy."   In this role, each "Soccer Buddy" will be making a committment to be present each week to help their player.  Soccer Buddies will be given a full description of the players background, interests, and other information in order to foster a positive relationship.  While they are not required to submit a background check, all volunteers interested in being a Soccer Buddy should fill out the Soccer Buddy Application above and submit it to the Club Director, Ryan Buchanan for approval [email protected]

In addition to approval, all Soccer Buddies will be required to attend a 1-hour training on how to be successful in the TOPSoccer Program.


Coaches Make this Work

 

The “Volunteer Coach Program” in the Smyrna-Clayton Soccer Club is an essential part of why our members have so much fun with the programs that we offer. Every coach and manager is directly contributing to the positive experience that our members will have during the course of the leagues, and, for that, we are grateful. Your time and energy to put together fun and engaging training sessions is the key to keeping our members happy and enjoying the game!  No matter what your starting point, there will always be available resources to help you be successful as a youth soccer coach. It is our mission to motivate the coaches so that each and every SCSC member can feel good about the quality of instruction and the overall service they receive while participating in our programs. This process of development is as much for the coaches as it is for our members.

 

Coaches Handbook

Each Volunteer will receive a thorough Coaching Handbook that provides a complete guide to what you can expect as a team coach. The handbook includes advice, strategies, training session guidelines, complete practice plans, and various resources to use as you begin to organize fun exercises for training your team.


Completing the Background Check

To submit your staff background check please click the link below and follow the step by step instructions. Submitting the background form takes approximately five minutes and you will be asked to provide details from your driver’s license.

STAFF BACKGROUND CHECK - CLICK HERE

Please make note of the confirmation number that is given to you at the end of the session and forward this to the Club Director [email protected]


Coaches Reward Program

Another great reason to volunteer as a coach for your child’s team is to take advantage of the coaching reward program that is designed to keep coaches coming back each season. Children of our volunteer coaches are refunded their fee at the end of the completed season, as a token of our gratitude. 

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