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        Volunteer Positions & Estimated Time

  • Coaches - 1hr practice & 1hr game/ week
  • Team Managers - 20 minutes per week
  • Photographers - when you're available
  • Publicity Helpers - when you're available
  • Equipment Coordinators  - 1-2hrs / week
  • Concessions Table - when available
  • Field Clean Up Crew - after each game
  • Registration Table - 1+ hours per season
  • Special Events Coordinators - flexible

 

Volunteer Details - Our league is most focused on good sportsmanship, skills building and FUN. If you can help the kids learn to work together as a team, to be good sports, and to have FUN, then you can help!  

  • Head Coach - We make this easy by providing weekly practice materials, drills, plays, playbooks, video and all the instruction you need to make it a fun learning experience for the kids. We also provide every player with a wrist coach (with pre-made plays!) that he/she wears for practice and games (or you can make your own plays and we will put those in your playbook and wrist coaches). Coaches, parents and kids have all been impressed with how easy our system is and how fast kids learn to play good football.  As head coach, you run an hour long practice, make game lineups and manage game time substitutions. 
  • Assistant Coach - Help head coach with drills and instruction during practice. Assist with substitutions during the game. 
  • Team Managers - Correspond with parents by email or Bonzi Team (similar to Team Snap) to make sure players, parents and coaches know what time is practice and game for the upcoming week. Also can remind parents to update their players attendance status, let the team know if light or dark jersey should be worn, pass on a coach's message, post pictures, coordinate team snack schedule (if any), etc...
  • Photographers - You can help as a volunteer photographer by giving us your photos by uploading to dropbox so we can post to our website.  Please introduce yourself and let us know that you are willing to help by emailing info@eastbayflag.com
  • Publicity Helpers -   Can you help us pass out flyers at your school, forward info on our league to parents at your school and/or help us get into your school online bulletin?  If yes, please email info@eastbayflag.com and introduce yourself.  We will get you the flyers and info you need!
  • Equipment Coordinators - We need one or two volunteers to bring our equipment from our storage locker on MacArthur Blvd (near Oakland High) to the field in the morning.  We also need a volunteer or two to bring the equipment back to the storage locker at the end of the day.
  • Concessions Table - Sitting at the concessions table for 1-2 hours while your kid is playing would be a big help for us.  You can still see him or her play, but this allows us to offer snacks, drinks and mouth guards to players and fans.  It is also an important fundraising source for the league.
  • Clean Up Crew - Cleaning up the field after each game keeps the field safe and helps EBFF show that we appreciate use of the field
  • Registration Table - We need help on the first day checking kids in and collecting waivers.  Having registration volunteers to check in parents at our PCA events is also very much needed
  • Special Events Coordinators - We try to do special events for the kids like: Marching in the Piedmont 4th of July Parade;  EBFF Takes the Field (CAL or Raiders events); etc....  Sometimes we just need a little extra help to pull it off (or it wont happen). 

 

Coach and Team Manager Registration

From our home page, register yourself as a head coach, assistant coach, or team manager by clicking "Register Online Now." Select "(Current Season) Coaches," "Create A New Account" (if you are a new member) and sign yourself up.  More info will be emailed to you.  NFL FLAG coaches and team managers receive a free USA Football coaching membership that provides access to all the online football tools and resources you will need.   

Head Coach Discount

When you are approved as a Head Coach, you will receive a refund for part of your players registration fees so that your kids play for $95. That's more than 50% off the standard rate. 

Coaches Meeting: Time, Date and Location To Be Determined

This meeting is mandatory only for Coaches New to EBFF and Coaches who Have Not previously attended a Mandatory Coaches Meeting

This meeting will be extremely helpful to get you familiar with the way our league is run and the coaching resources provided.  At this meeting we will discuss:

  • About EBFF
  • Rules and Substitution Policies
  • Codes of conduct
  • Wrist coaches & flag football plays
  • Online coaching resources (USA Football & EBFF)
  • Fields, schedules, standings and playoffs
  • About our referees
  • Using Team Bonzi to stay organized and prepared

BEFORE THE COACHES MEETING, Please read the most recent version of our rules which can be found HERE

More info on our league and upcoming season will be emailed to you when you register your child.  Additional info is also available at www.eastbayflag.com

Coaches PCA Training:  Coaches are required to take EBFF's Positive Coaching Alliance Online or Classroom Training.  If this has been done in a prior EBFF season, the requirement will be considered completed.  Details on training will be provided  to all coaches before the season begins.

 

Referees

It's Fun and we will train you to be a referee!  EBFF is a referee friendly league!!

Referee pay is $13 per hour (or referees can work for Community Service Hours). Referees work 2-8 hours on game day. Ideal referee candidates are High School / College age young adults with football experience and/or knowledge. Parents are also invited to sign up. Referees will set up and/or take down the fields, referee and keep score of the games. Referees may also assist coaches with practice and train younger players.

Referee Training and Registration

Each season EBFF accepts and trains a few new Referees.  To register, click "Register Online Now" Select "(Current Season) Officials" "Create A New Account" (if you are a new referee) and sign yourself up. More info will be emailed to you.

 More Questions?  Contact Us

Email us at info@eastbayflag.com. Please forward this info if you know someone who might be interested. More info available upon request.

Thanks so much for your interest!

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