Volunteers need program management skills
Typically, volunteer administrators who supervise youth sports programs are unprepared to deal with the responsibilities of this position. This can result in inefficiencies, legal problems and adverse publicity.
These individuals wear many hats and manage numerous league job functions such as equipment, safety, insurance for teams, background checks for staff, social media, marketing, as well finances and legal matters.
The National Youth Sports Administrators Association has an online training program that provides education in these areas and assists with making youth sports a safe and satisfying experience for all involved.
John Sadler assisted with the course development on the insurance section. See our NYSCA-endorsed team/league sports insurance program.