Bloomington Fastpitch Association (BFA) is a volunteer run organization and in order to keep our fees as low as possible, we must have active participation by all member families. There are many ways to participate within BFA: you may serve on the board, be a coach, team manager, keep scorebook, etc... While these are all critical elements to a successful program, we must also have volunteers at our BFA hosted tournaments, which raise significant funds for our program.
In the 2021 season, our tournament volunteer requirements are:
Traveling teams: 9 hours per player (maximum 12 hours per family)
In-house teams: 3 hours per player (maximum 12 hours per family)
If you know you are unable to volunteer during the season you may participate in our buyout program:
Traveling teams: $250 per family
In-house teams: $100 per family
Exemptions: The only exemptions to volunteering at tournaments are to buyout or:
Traveling teams: One Head Coach per team, plus 9 hours to be allocated to other team coaches or helpers, decided by the Head Coach.
In house: One Head Coach per team plus 2 assistant coaches per team.
Traveling teams: A volunteer deposit check of $250 will be collected from each family at uniform fittings or tryouts/evaluations.
In house teams: A volunteer deposit check of $100 will be collected from each family during the first gathering.
The check will be held, and if your family’s obligation is met, the check will be destroyed.
NO CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO BEGIN PRACTICING WITH A TEAM UNTIL THEIR DEPOSIT CHECK HAS BEEN RECEIVED. YOU MUST COMPLETE 100% OF YOUR VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT OR 100% OF YOUR DEPOSIT CHECK WILL BE CASHED.
Please review the schedule carefully and contact your team's volunteer coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.