Neenah Soccer Club relies heavily on volunteers to keep programs affordable. All recreational, academy and classic program families are required to volunteer for two hours per player prior to the end of each soccer season (July 31). Classic and Acadamy families are required to volunteer their hours during the Scheels Flatgrass Showdown tournament.
Upon fulfilling your required volunteer hours, Neenah Soccer Club will reimburse $50/player ($100 family maximum) that was paid during registration. Thank you for your understanding, and for your work and your time, and for being a part of what makes our club so great!
Neenah Soccer Club also recently introduced a benefit structure for those who choose to donate their time and energy to the club in the form of serving on the Board or Committees. Please see below for additional information.
When you register your player for the Academy, Classic or Spring Recreational programs, you will be charge a $50 per player fee ($100 maximum per family). Note: If you are registering more than two players, please contact Mandy Fleege.
Throughout the year, you will be offered a number of different opportunities to volunteer and serve your required two hours to earn back your buyout fee. Classic and Academy families are required to fulfill their hours at the annual Scheels Flatgrass Showdown in May. Communication about all opportunities will be sent via email, as well as posted on our NSC website and social media pages. Please keep your eyes peeled, as volunteer spots fill up quickly! If you have questions or concerns, please contact Erin Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator.
If volunteer hours are not fulfilled by the end of the season (July 31st), the pre-paid buy-out fee(s) will go toward the NSC Scholarship program. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
If you registered via Demosphere, the month after you have fulfilled your volunteer requirement, we will refund your buyout via the method you paid for your registration. If this method will not work for your family, the NSC Volunteer Coordinator will schedule an allotted time and location for parents to pick up their reimbursed funds. At that time, only the parent(s) of the registered player(s) will be eligible to pick up their buyout money; you will not be able to pick up the buyout money for a friend, a neighbor, or another family member.
Unpaid/Unclaimed Buyout Fees
Parents who volunteer may elect to donate their money to Neenah Soccer Club. Upon request, a tax deductible receipt will be given to these parents. Records will be kept of who did/did not collect their buyout.
How can I earn my $50 buyout fee?
Classic or Rec Coach: Leads the team in practice activities, manages the team during the games, and helps players to stay focused during the games/practice. Coaches will be paid out once the season is over and it has been verified that the coach was there for 75% of the season.
Classic or Rec Assistant Coach: Helps the head coach during practice activities, during the games, and helps players stay focused during games/practices. Coaches will be paid out once the season is over and it has been verified that the coach was there for 75% of the season.
Team Manager – CLASSIC SOCCER ONLY: Helps head coach with tournament registration, communications and manages the team’s finances.
Equipment Distribution Helper: Assists Equipment Director with organizing and distributing the equipment (balls, cones, pinnies, etc.) Helps with the collection of equipment at the end of the season. Also, assists with organizing the shed and taking an inventory of club supplies.
Field Maintenance Helper: Assists with set-up of fields in the spring/tear-down in the fall. Stripes the fields throughout the season.
Activities Director: Assists with coordination and implementation of activities and fundraising efforts.
Sponsorship Helper: Assists sponsorship directors with coordination of Flatgrass Fields and Tournament and Program sponsors. Assists the sponsorship directors with finding sponsors for our Recreational Soccer Teams.
Copia Cup: Tournament held in the Fall with a variety of opportunities to sign up for.
Flatgrass Tournament: Variety of opportunities to sign up for. Classic and Academy families are required to put in their 2 hours at this tournament.
Question and Answer:
Does “helping” my rec coach if he or she is not able to be there for a game or practice count towards my volunteer hours? NO, this will not. If a coach cannot complete their season and you are stepping in to coach and the club has been notified, then this will count.
Are there Rec Team parents? This was something in the past. NO, there will no longer be team parents for Rec soccer. This is no longer offered as a volunteer option as we have plenty of coaches and now master coaches on the field that can assist.
How can I find out about volunteer opportunities? When there is a need, an email will be sent out to all members notifying you of the volunteer opportunity with a link to sign up for that volunteer opportunity at Signup.com.
The sign up is full, now what? Sign ups fill up fast, we have over a 1,000 members, keep watching your email, and check the sign up often. People do cancel their spots last minute, sometimes we catch them and send reminders, sometimes we are not able to.
I put in my 2 hours, when will I get my buyout? Please allow at least 1 week after the event to be refunded. New this year! We are all on Demosphere which means, automatic refunds! You will be refunded via the method you paid or the credit card we have on file in demosphere. You will receive an email message letting you know a refund was made and the credit will show up from Neenah Soccer Club.
Board of Directors: Elected and Voted members of board (these positions are voted on at each Annual General Meeting, generally held in August. Board members are eligible to receive up to $400 reimbursement of registration fees for their players in the year following their service to the club.
Committee Chair/Board Member at-large: Elected or appointed voting members with significant commitment / responsibility: (EG. Flatgrass Director, HOF Chair, Webmaster, Lights/Special Projects, Other Committee Chairpersons). Committee Chairs are eligible to receive up to $400 reimbursement of registration fees for their players in the year following their service to the club.
Sub-Committee Chairs: Members reporting to BOD or Committee Chair: (EG. Flatgrass Concessions Chair, Flatgrass Marketing/Communications Chair, Volunteer Coordinator, Soccer Saturday Chair, or Fundraising Coordinator.) Sub-Committee Chairs are nominated by Committee Chair to board for recognition approval. Sub-Committee Chairs are eligible to receive up to $200 reimbursement of registration fees for their players in the year following their service to the club.
Committee Members: Club members actively part of a committee planning, attending regular meetings during active times with tasks in between (EG. Newsletters, Graphic Arts, Flatgrass Sub-Committees, Soccer Saturday Planning Committee, Flatgrass Program Coordinator). Committee Members are eligible to receive up to $100 reimbursement of registration fees for their players in the year following their service to the club.
Additional Opportunities ($50 buyout fee reimbursement)