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Volunteer Policy

Volunteer Policy – Revised September 18, 2018

CYSA depends on its volunteers to run the In House, Community and Traveling leagues.  Without the support of the parents and the volunteer board members, CYSA would not exist.  Any support parents can give throughout the year is greatly appreciated.

CYSA, Rivals and West Metro Thunder Volunteer Policy:

Volunteer Fees* (if volunteer hours have not been fulfilled):
$100.00 for Chaska In-House & Community Softball Leagues.
$150.00 for Chaska Traveling Softball League.
$150.00 for Rivals and West Metro Thunder
$200.00 total for families with 2 or more daughters in the Chaska Youth Softball Association.

* The volunteer fee will be billed to accounts used for registration on August 31st ONLY if the volunteer hours
have not been fulfilled.

Volunteer Requirements:
Families are required to complete 8 hours of volunteer time – families with 2 or more daughters in the CYSA
and/or Rivals & WMT programs are required to complete 12 hours of volunteer time per family. 12 hours of volunteer time must be completed to receive your refund.  Partial refunds will not be provided for partial completion of volunteer time.

Your child will not be placed on a team if you do not agree to the volunteer fee billing policy in the registration session.

Volunteer Opportunities:
These volunteer hours are intended to serve the entire CYSA
organization. Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the CYSA website under the DIBS tab.  DIBS also allows parents to sign-up for events and helps CYSA to keep track of these volunteer hours to cancel volunteer fee charges.

Volunteer hour exemptions (Up to 12 Hours):
• Board Members
• 1 Head Coach/team
• 1 Assistant Coach/team*

* 2nd Assistant Coach will be considered for volunteer hour exemption upon request.

Duties that WILL count toward volunteer hours:
• Travel tournaments
• 18U National Tournament
• CCC Batting Cage Monitoring

Duties that WILL NOT count toward volunteer hours:
• Helping coach bases
• Keeping the scorebook
• Helping at a practice(s)

Frequently Asked Questions:

FAQ: If my child is in In-House or Community League, why do I have to volunteer for a travel tournament, a tournament that my
child is not participating in?

Answer:  Travel tournaments are a large fundraiser for our program. These tournaments bring in income for our entire
program to pay for equipment, field improvements and programs that benefit players at ALL levels and leagues.

FAQ: Why do I have to complete 8 hours?

Answer: Our program has about many participants in the In-House, Community and Travel programs. We base our volunteer hours on CYSA's needs. If our program participants increase we certainly would be able to reduce the commitments.

FAQ:  If I volunteer for Baseball, Hockey, Volleyball or other sports will that count towards Softball?

Answer: No, our organizations are completely separate and run by two different Boards. We may work together, but each organization sets their own fees and requirements for their program.