The EAA is made up of volunteers dedicated to ensuring the best youth sport programs possible for the children of Eagan. The one way you can help the kids is by giving back your time and energy to the community. We have several areas you can volunteer in. Click the position of interest for a brief description of the duties. Absolutely no experience or assembly required!
Ever wonder who creates the teams? As an age group coordinator you will be given all the information to manage one grade level or an age group. You will put the packets together for the coaches, build teams and have ongoing communication with the coaches in your grade level. The workload is mostly done up front and once the season starts there is only a few additional duties to finish off the season. You work directly with the sport director and coaches. Requires basic knowledge of microsoft excel (sort, cut/copy/paste, delete/add colunmns and rows).
We can’t field a team until we have a coach! If you are not trained to coach or never played the sport, the EAA provides training and holds clinics to get you well on your way.
Travel too much? Not sure about being a head coach? Many parents now co-coach and share the fun with a fellow "I travel too much" coach.
Be sure and mark the volunteer form, at the time of registration, if you are interested in being Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Co-Coach. It makes our coordinator’s life much easier.
Helping out with a sports special event could be coordinating bus tickets to a pro game, to selling hotdogs at a fundraiser. Inquire at the time of registration with the sport’s director and find out what special event(s) they are offering and see if you can pitch in.
The description of this position is truly up to the coach. Some utilize their team parent for e-mailing the roster, making up the "juice/snack" list, handing out the uniforms etc. Many times the coaches enjoy handling their team without any assistance. Talk to your coach at the first practice or team meeting to see if and what he/she wants help with.
Volunteering for equipment involves coordinating with the sport director the hand out and/or turn in of the program's sport equipment. Typically, this is done at the EAA equipment shack or storage area before the first coaches meeting and then at the end of the season's turn in. Taking an equipment inventory is also a possibility, but it’s up to how a sport director handles this procedure.
Every sports program needs a Director. If you are interested in becoming a Sport Director the best person to speak with is the current director. Please inquire; each sport has different obligations within the directorship. There are several administrative board positions on this Board, such as President, Vice President, Secretary, Publicity, Coaches and Equipment. Please feel free to e-mail the current Director for more specifics on their role on the EAA Board of Directors.
Volunteering is a great way to be involved in the Eagan community. We look forward to hearing from you!