INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE REDCATS?
Do you have a son or daughter in High School and/or College that needs to meet Community Volunteer hours? The Tomball Redcats & SophistiKats can help!
Volunteering is a vital part of our organization and we are looking for responsible and enthusiastic High School and/or College students to help support our local events and activities.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up as a volunteer. Specific game dates and time slots available will be assigned prior to our first game in September.
Location & Times
Creekside Junior High School
8711 Creekside Green Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77375
We have (4) Two Hour time slots to offer per Saturday Home Games which run Sept. – Nov. 2019.
- 7am – 9am
- 9am – 11am
- 11am – 1pm
- 1pm – 3pm
- Chain Position
- Field Set-up
- Field Breakdown
So you volunteered to be Team Mom or Team Parent. You will find the time you put in for volunteering as Team Mom rewarding and fun. We will assign a Team Mom each Redcat & SophistiKat Team.
Team Mom meeting – Attend the Team Mom meeting and receive the information to pass on to the coach and parents.
Team Roster – You’ll be responsible for the attendance of your team roster, snack schedule and Volunteer hours/game postions. Begin by listing the scheduled game date, location and time. Next add the team player that will be responsible for bringing snacks that day (numerical jersey order is a good place to start). It’s easier to combine the roster, game and snack schedule on the same form. (See sample forms on our Newsletter). Snacks kids of all ages enjoy are: crackers, cookies, grapes, oranges, fruit snacks, jerky, applesauce or fruit cup (don’t forget the spoon), juice box, water or Gatorade. Older kids love sun flower seeds, nuts (check for food allergies first) and potato chips. You can get a feel for what the parents like their kids to have after just a few games.
Email parents and Use the Remind 101 App – Obtain each parent’s email address and send out a “Hey I’m Team Mom” email as soon as you can. By using the Remind 101 App you can send texts with information to all parents on your team. You will want to always keep parents informed of what’s going on. If the coach hasn’t done so already, be sure to let them know when practices are expected, how early they need to show up before the game, etc. Always include a signature at the bottom of your emails and always put your cell phone number. This way, parents won’t have to search for a previous email with your number – they can it expect it to accompany your email signature every time.
Manage your team’s website on Shutterfly – With today’s technology, staying connected with team information is easier than ever with a Shutterfly Team Page. With Shutterfly, you can post pictures of the game so all can relive the moments. Be sure to add parents and maintain your team page.
Try to get a sponsor – If you know someone who has a business you can solicit a letter requesting a sponsorship for the team. The sports organization should have the forms for you to give to businesses.
Attend practices and games – Please make every effort to be at all practices and games. Usually the coach will provide team information such as any scheduling changes, time to meet prior to the game, etc. It’s easier for the Team Mom to hear this first hand and send an email reminder out to those parents who may have missed the practice. If you can’t make a practice or game, please let the coach know ahead of time and be sure to call him or her for any information that was given to parents so that you can send out an informational e-mail.
Snack bar duty – Sometime during the season your team will be assigned a snack bar duty day. It will be your responsibility to politely recruit the parents to volunteer to help in the snack bar. You’ll have to let them know the date, time and the required amount of hours they need to be there. Most duty times require a certain amount of adults over the age of 18 during the set time. Request for volunteers in person during practices and after the games during announcements.
Picture day – You will need to coordinate picture day with the team. This includes receiving the picture packets to pass out to parents. Ideally you will want to pass these out ahead of time but be sure to have extra on the day of pictures – parents will inevitably leave their form at home. It will be your responsibility to inform parents:
- What sections they need to fill out
- What they need to wear for pictures (full uniform including cleats, shoulder pads, game day jersey, pants, football socks)
Advise parents to arrive 30 minutes prior to pictures and indicate where everyone should meet. Typically those who are taking extra pictures will be asked to take their photographs first. Individual pictures are usually next and then the team picture.
Plan team party – Work with the Club to get information to the Parents about the Club/Team Party.
Purchase coach gift(s) – Purchase the coach’s gift(s) at least two weeks prior to end of season. After you’ve purchased the gift, let each parent know what the cost per player is (minus the coach’s child of course).
Each team with in the Tomball Redcats shall be limited to three coaches. The coaches shall be designated as Head Coach, Assistant Head Coach, and Assistant Coach.
Coach responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Ensure that each participant is properly dressed with all safety equipment (helmet, mouthpiece, pads, etc.) before being allowed to play.
- Get treatment for injured participant immediately
- A coach must be actively involved with the team on a daily basis as of the first game to be included on the team roster.
- All coaches must attend the annual coaches’ clinic provided by the league to be eligible to coach.
- Always be prompt and courteous at practices and games.
- All Coaches must be certified through USA Football.
- Agree to a background screening of your application.
A member elected Board of Directors shall administer the activities of The Tomball Redcats & SophistiKats.
The Tomball Redcats & SophistiKats Board shall conisit of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Athletic Director, Drill Team Director, Fundraising Director, Team Mom Coordinator-Football, and Team Mom Coordinator-Drill Team. These members shall be given one vote at all board meetings.
A general election of The Tomball Redcats & SophistiKats board will take place annually on the last game of the regular season, be it home or away, to elect board members for the following calendar year.
The following positions will be elected in the fall of even numbered years:
- Vice President
- Drill Team Director
- Team Mom Coordinator-Drill Team
The following positions will be elected in the fall of odd numbered years:
- Athletic Director
- Fundraiser Director
- Team Mom Coordinator-Football
Feel Free to email your 2019 Tomball Redcats & SophistiKats Board Members: