If you have ever considered serving as a team mom in youth sports, it’s time to learn more about one of my favorite volunteer roles of all time. Sure, it keeps you hopping as you juggle players and parents while adding in a layer of deadlines and details; but serving as the team mom is a great way to be part of your child’s youth sports experience while making a truly important contribution to the team and league. There’s no way our kids could do what they’ve done athletically without the countless hours shared by all the coaches and parents involved in the leagues.
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I’ve always felt that volunteering as the team mom or c0-team parent is a great way to make sure, that at the most direct level, our kids are off to a solid start with a team that has the support it needs. Since being successful in any role begins with knowing what you actually need to do, here’s a great round up of tips to help you learn more about what it really means to be a team mom in youth sports.
Player and Parent Communication
The older your youth athlete gets, the more likely you’ll be communicating with the kids as much or more than the parents. Here are tips on how to start every season with an organized communication process that will serve you well.
Team Mom Tote Bag
Because I’d rather have more than I need than be caught without a key supply that everyone is asking for – here are tips on what to carry with you to each and every game for the ultimate team mom tote bag!
Sports Snack Ideas
While it should be simple, team snacks are a category that has all kinds of considerations to remember. Here are some great ideas to get you started as you organize your parents to take their turn bringing snacks!
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Pictures and Video
What was once a nice thought is now a given with the likely reality that you’ll end the season with professional quality pictures and video on hand. Some tips to make sharing these treasures easy on everyone!
Dress for the Weather
Depending on the sport, the season, and where you live – dressing for the weather (and having a plan b) can make all the difference in how you survive every game.
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Each of these areas are key to where your journey as the team mom begins. Take some time to check each post out and I hope that you’ll be more ready than ever to volunteer the next time your child’s youth sports coach asks if anyone is willing to serve as a team mom. I promise, its not nearly as hard as it might seem and its all kinds of fun alls season long! Tell me…
What is the most challenging aspect of being a team mom volunteer?
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