Team Parent Guidelines

During the season of sport coaches routinely spend 20 hours or more per week coaching, scouting, organizing and raising funds for their athletic teams. Many coaches are busy Tam teachers while others are fully employed, acting virtually as volunteers. If our teams are going to be organized, successful and fun, our coaches need volunteer support from the parent community. That support may include:

Budgeting:

Neither district/Booster nor ASB funds will be distributed to any team without at least a “best guess” budget estimate. Team parents may be asked to help coaches develop budget estimates.

Communication:

Team parents may be asked to send photos, stories, articles and other information for distribution through Booster and team social media, etc.

Contact Info:

In order to enable team communication and program fund raising Team Parents may be asked to compile contact information for all registered athletes including

TeamSnap:

This year Tam is implementing program wide use of TeamSnap to centralize communication with coaches, athletes, and parents, as well as for scheduling reminders, transportation, events and volunteers. The setup fee for TeamSnap will be reimbursed by Boosters.

Transportation

Team parents may be asked to coordinate carpools and request bus/van resources when necessary. Transportation needs must be budgeted in advance.

Fundraising

Team parents may be asked to help budget and coordinate both ASB (climate and culture) and operational and program development (district and Booster) fundraising in accordance with school, District and MCAL rules. http://tamhighboosters.com/tamalpais-high-booster-club-funding-policy-0

Inventory:

In order to ensure that equipment and uniform needs are accurate, Team parents may be asked to help coaches perform thorough pre-season and post-season equipment/uniform inventory.