Team Parent Guide & FAQ

Team Parents play a vital role in each sport by aiding the Head Coach and helping provide the support each team needs beyond what is covered by the Athletic Department. Through your help, the Head Coach can focus on player development and competing.

 

Each high school varsity sport must have one or two Team Parents active each school year. One Team Parent should have a freshman/sophomore active player and a second should have a junior/senior active player. A Team Parent can serve multiple years but will aid in identifying and training incoming team parent. For the season/sport where a Team Parent is active, the Athletic Fee ($75) for that season for one player will be waived.

 

Appointment

Head Coach must appoint the incoming team parent who will become the outgoing team parent once the previous team parent’s youngest player graduates or no longer plays.

Team Parent Roles & Responsibilities

The primary role of the Team Parent is to help raise supplemental funds to support the team expenses and to jointly approve expenditures of the team funds. 

 

Team Funds

  1. Approve Team Fund expenses (instructions and Team Funds Forms here) and ensure that expenses do not exceed the balance of the Team Fund.

  2. Track and document Team Fundraising/donations and follow cash handling procedures at in-person Team Fundraising events. (instructions and Team Funds Forms here)

  3. Review Team Funds Statement (provided by Boosters)

 

Concessions

Concessions is the primary source of funding for season athletic expenses (supplies, equipment, etc) and the biggest factor in keeping our athletic fees low! Each team will be assigned a range of concessions dates to provide volunteers. These dates will be determined by the Athletic Boosters and Athletic Director and established at the beginning of each sports season.

 

  1. Aid head coach to recruit a specified number of volunteers for each concessions assigned to your team

  2. Encourage parents to become a member of the Lakewood Athletic Boosters

  3. Communicate with Boosters any changes or volunteer shortages