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VOLUNTEER COMMITTMENTS

As an all-volunteer organization, we require families to complete five volunteer commitments per athlete registered.  Why?  Because for each home game, we need nearly 80 people to make things run smoothly.  That number doesn’t include our coaches, assistant coaches, team moms, or board members!  Volunteering also helps you meet other Cowboys families and become truly engaged in the sport your child loves.

Each game day, we have four games (Flag, Freshman, JV, and Varsity).  You can sign up to volunteer at any of these games (for example, if your child is on the Freshman Cheer or Football squad, you can volunteer for the Flag, Freshman, JV or Varsity games).

The only positions you can watch your child while you volunteer are spotter, chain gang, and announcer.  For this reason, lots of parents choose to volunteer at the game prior (since their athlete has to arrive at the field one hour before game time).

Please be sure to fulfill the volunteer spot you sign up for.  Game officials will not begin our games until some of these required volunteer spots have someone physically there and ready to help.

Thank you for being an important member of the Troy Cowboys family!

 

GAME DAY/SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

GAME DAY VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTIONS

SPOTTER (TROY COWBOYS SIDE)

Number Needed:  1 per game assigned by Head Coach (four total each home and away game)

 

SPOTTER (OPPONENT SIDE)

  • Number Needed:  1 per game (four total each home and away game)

  • Responsibilities:

    • Introduce yourself to the opposing Football GM and their spotter

    • Assist the opponent’s spotter by calling off home and visitor player’s 

    • Notify Football GM or head referee if there are players that did not play or sit the required number of plays per half.

  • Arrival Information:

    • Check in with the volunteer coordinator near the ticket booth (wearing a bright green field pass).

    • Arrive no less than 30 minutes prior to game time.  This is an important position and games cannot start until the spotter is on the field and ready.

  • Departure Information: 

    • You must stay until the entire game is completed.  When the game is finished, sign the spotter sheet.

 

SECURITY

  • Number Needed:  2 per home game (8 total each home game)

  • Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that only uniformed athletes and volunteers with a field pass are allowed on the field.

  • Arrival Information:

    • Check in with volunteer coordinator near ticket booth 

 

CHAIN GANG

  • Number Needed:  3 per home game (12 total each home game)

  • Responsibilities:

    • One volunteer will manage the down marker, ball placement, and downs (follow referee).

    • Two volunteers will man the 10-yard markers.

    • Please refrain from using cell phones and overtly cheering.

  • Arrival Information:

    • Check in with volunteer coordinator near ticket booth 

 

TICKET BOOTH

  • Number Needed:  4 per home game (16 total each home game)

  • Responsibilities:

    • Collect fees from spectators and stamp hands once paid.

    • Keep track of money earned during shift.

  • Arrival Information:

    • Check in with volunteer coordinator near ticket booth 

 

50/50 RAFFLE TICKET SALES

  • Number Needed:  2 per home game (8 total each home game)

  • Responsibilities:

    • Walk through the home and visitor stands selling 50/50 raffle tickets during the first three quarters of the game.

    • Keep track of money earned during shift. 

  • Arrival Information:

    • Check in with volunteer coordinator 10 minutes before game to obtain bucket, apron, raffle ticket roll, and change.  

 

MERCHANDISE TENT

  • Number Needed:  2 per home game (8 total each home game)

  • Responsibilities:

    • Sell Troy Cowboys merchandise to spectators.

    • Volunteers for Flag game help set up the table.

    • Volunteers for Varsity game help close up the table.

  • Arrival Information:

    • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled game time.

 

CONCESSIONS

  • Number Needed:  4 per home game (16 total each home game)

  • Responsibilities:

    • Flag game volunteers assist with setting up concessions.

    • Make popcorn, bake pretzels, warm nacho cheese, etc.

    • Sell food, keep stand clean, keep track of money earned during shift.

  • Arrival Information:

    • Arrive ten minutes prior to game time for training.

  • Departure Information:

 

ANNOUNCER

  • Number Needed:  1 per home game (4 total each home game)

  • Responsibilities:  

    • Introduce all the players and coaches.

    • Announce play by plays, thank our sponsors, read 50/50 winning raffle number, play music for cheerleaders halftime performance. 

  • Arrival Information:

    • Arrive at the announcer booth 15 minutes prior to the game for training.

 

BOOTH SPOTTER

  • Number Needed:  1 per home game (4 total each home game)

  • Responsibilities:  

    • Assist announcer by identifying ball carrier and tackler.

  • Arrival Information:

    • Arrive at the announcer booth 10 minutes prior to your scheduled game time.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

To sign up for game day volunteer spots, use the signup genius link.

If you're interested in a board or appointed position, email:   president@troycowboys.com.

If you're interested in being a head coach, assistant coach, or team mom for football, email:   football_gm@troycowboys.com.

If you're interested in being  head coach, assistant coach, or team mom for cheer, email:  cheer_gm@troycowboys.com.