Get Involved Volunteering Every family who volunteers at least three times during the season (or six, if you have received a scholarship) will get their volunteer deposit back at the end of the season. Ephrata Youth Football is run entirely by volunteers, and it takes a village to make every game day successful. This year, EYF will be using TeamSnap to post and sign up for volunteer opportunities (known in TeamSnap as "Assignments"). More information will be provided as we get closer to the start of the season. Descriptions of volunteer opportunities are below. Chain GangThe chain gang is one of the most important jobs on game day. We cannot begin the game without our three chain gang volunteers. You will report to the visitors' sideline before your assigned game so you are ready to start when the refs are ready. The refs will direct you when to move the markers. This opportunity is a favorite for a lot of people because you get a front seat to the game! Snack BarAt our home games, we need 3-4 volunteers for the snack bar for each game and before the first game. As a volunteer in the snack bar, you will be responsible for taking orders and payment and serving food, drinks and snacks. The War Memorial Association will provide volunteers to cook the food and answer any questions you may have. Clean UpEASD is generous enough to allow us to use War Memorial Field and we need to take care of it. At the end of each game day, we need volunteers to check the stands and sidelines for trash, empty trash cans, check the bathrooms for trash and clean up the yard markers. Trash cans can be checked and emptied during halftime of the last game, and everything else should be started at the completion of the game. Gate TableOccasionally, we will need volunteers to help at the table inside the gates of the stadium. This may involve selling and/or handing out spirit wear, collecting donations, selling baked goods, or other similar tasks. Press BoxFor every game at War Memorial Field, we need an announcer, clock/scoreboard operator and spotters. If you are interested in helping with any of these opportunities, please talk to Angie, George or J.J. ParadeIn September, Ephrata Youth Football often participates in the Ephrata Fair Parade. The players always enjoy being able to be part of the parade, but it requires a lot of help from the parents. We'll need volunteers to prepare the float (we have a truck, trailer and float frame, it just needs some decoration each year), collect and sort candy to hand out during the parade and to walk with the players during the parade. More information will be available at the end of August. Coaching "A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life." (John Wooden) If you are interested in coaching with Ephrata Youth Football, email EYF President, George Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clearances and Training for Coaches All coaches must have clearances and must complete the Concussion Wise and Cardiac Wise Pro courses before being on the field with the players. Use the links below and email the results and any questions to George Thomas. Criminal Background Check Child Abuse History Clearance Sports Safety International Concussion Wise and Cardiac Wise Pro for Coaches All coaches are strongly encouraged to attend our coaches clinics. Click here for more information about our upcoming clinics.