Hey SoCal parents!

Aimee Asebroek, your executive director, has some valuable insights to share about what it truly means to be a fantastic team parent in youth club volleyball. In this post, we’ll explore the key aspects of being a team parent, from communication and team bonding to handling club events and tournaments. Let’s dive in!

Qualities of a Great Team Parent

Team parents are typically organized, tech-savvy, creative, and friendly. They understand the diverse nature of budgets, parenting styles, and families within the team, making them thoughtful and accommodating. The key is to support the girls and coaches, fostering a positive and cohesive team environment.

Embracing the Role of a Team Parent

Being a team parent is not as daunting as it may seem. In fact, it can be a fun and rewarding experience that greatly contributes to the success and enjoyment of the entire team.

1. Communication is Key

One of the primary roles of a team parent is to facilitate effective communication. Create a parent group chat to discuss logistical details, keeping the main team chat focused on the kids and coaches. This ensures that everyone is on the same page without overwhelming the main conversation.

2. Team Bonding Matters

A tightly-knit team performs better on the court. Team parents can help coordinate bonding experiences, whether it’s a casual night out for frozen yogurt, a team dinner, or even a post-practice gym activity. These experiences strengthen the bond between teammates and enhance overall team performance.

3. Club Events Coordination

Team parents play a crucial role in communicating and planning for club-wide events. From food drives to special rallies or charitable activities, effective coordination ensures that these events run smoothly and involve all teams within the club.

4. Navigating Tournaments

Tournaments can be long and demanding. Team parents step in by coordinating team meals, understanding logistical details, and working closely with coaches to ensure a smooth tournament experience. Clearing logistical hurdles allows the coach to focus on coaching.

5. The sky is the limit!

There are countless opportunities for team parents to be involved, whether it’s planning team outings, considering an end-of-year party, or arranging gifts for the kids and coaches; these thoughtful gestures enhance the overall experience for everyone involved.


In conclusion, being a team parent is a fun and rewarding role that directly supports your daughter and her teammates. SoCal offers plenty of resources and experienced parents within the club to assist you, so don’t hesitate to reach out for guidance. Remember, we’re a big family here at SoCal, and your commitment as a team parent is truly appreciated. See you in the gym!