Who: The Parent Registration Talk is given by the RC, Assistant RC, Coach Admin, Ref Admin, or other seasoned AYSO volunteer with charisma and good presentation skills. All parents who do not volunteer as a board member, referee, coach, or team manager must listen to this talk each season.
Equipment Needed: Projector, laptop computer, presentation (attached below), water bottle, projection screen (if none in room).
When: During regular regional registration events.
Where: John Muir Elementary school Discovery Room.
Goal: Get parents to understand how AYSO and our region work. Educated parents are happier parents and lead to fewer problems later. Also we need parents to step up and volunteer!!! This is literally the opportunity of a lifetime for them to be great role models for their kids as a referee, coach, or board member.
The key points and objectives of this talk are:
Feel free to update slides and supplement with a video. Consider the AYSO Parent Orientation Video at http://www.youtube.com/user/AYSONational in place of the AYSO review and kids zone slides (it is about 7 minutes long).
Total presentation time ~15 minutes, presentation cycle time is about 15-20 minute (includes intake, departure, and questions).
It helps to have someone manage the entry door (only letting new people in when completed people have left). Also let in only as many as the room accommodates so that a huge flood of new people does not overwhelm the next steps in the registration process.
It also helps to have someone talk to people waiting outside in line to keep them occupied. It can help to have a line of cones as well as signs outside to direct people to the entry point (at Muir the registration exits are more visible than the entry point).
The talk cycle can begin as soon as the other registration volunteers are ready to accept people. Repeat until the registration session is done.