While at league practices the Team Parent is the only person allowed to walk on to the field to talk to the coaches. Use this privilege sparingly so the coaching staff can focus on prepping the team for competition. However you SHOULD inform coaches of possible grievances, board requests or information that needs to be answered/relayed in a timely manner. Coordinate with the head coach on how they would like to be approached by you during practices.
- Coordinate with Head Coach on who will be responsible for bringing the Team book to all practices and games.
- Make sure you provide the Coaching Staff with accurate and current contact information for quick contact with parents.
- Coordinate with Head Coach and Business manager on list of volunteers the team mom needs to organize - click here for list.
- Incident reports - The team trainer is responsible for filling out for all injuries at practice. Coordinate with Trainer on handing them into the player agent weekly. Bring extra copies to have on you just in case. Click here for copies of form.
- Athlete Medications - The team trainer is responsible for having necessary player medication at practices. Coordinate with this position to ensure medications are at practice as needed.
- Coordinate with Head Coach on how they would like to handle keeping the fields clean after practice.
- Practice is a great time to connect with parents and collect missing paperwork.
- The FPW board will provide all Team Parents with a 2017 rule book - have it with you at practices.
- Be liaison from board to parents regarding all football and cheer related items.
- Coordinate with head coach on how they wish to handle league required weekly team meetings (during practice, after practice, etc).
- Extra mouthpieces - The league will be providing the coaching staff with extra mouthpieces. It is the team's equipment managers job to have those at practice. Although, it doesn't hurt to have a few backups in your Team parent bag.
During the first week or two of practices the kids are hot, maybe set up parents to bring oranges.
Have one of two cooling towels to help kids who overheat. Those mister bottles are nice to. Anything to keep them cool.