Parent volunteers are the backbone of our youth soccer teams in the West Des Moines Soccer Club. WDMSC is a non-profit organization that is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by numerous dedicated volunteers from across the community. Volunteering is a terrific way to get involved in soccer, while at the same time supporting your soccer club and ingraining you in the West Des Moines community.

WDMSC Club Administration, Board of Directors, and Professional Coaching Staff would like to take this opportunity to kindly please consider volunteering and an absolute necessity to our youth soccer programs. 

Become a Volunteer

At the start of every soccer season, we need to fill the team volunteer roles for our West Des Moines Soccer Club teams. WDMSC values our volunteer coaches and the time that they commit to helping our young players learn and love the game of soccer. We could not have such a fantastic program without our volunteers and we want to make the coaching experience as beneficial as possible. Team roles that are needed include head coach, assistant coach, and team coordinator. Review the volunteer responsibilities and coaching responsibilities that are an integral part of becoming a successful team volunteer.

US Club Soccer Adult background check must be completed each year by every volunteer working directly with youth players.

Coaching Responsibilities

If you want to get a start in coaching, the best place to start would be a youth team for a number of reasons. We rely on volunteers to coach youth development and recreational teams but encourage our parents to take classes to earn higher coaching certificates and licenses. We've listed a few:

​The United States Soccer Association has created new introductory courses that will provide a supportive approach to teaching and coaching players at 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11. Whether you are the unfamiliar parent volunteer, the transitioning player or a veteran coach, these courses will provide you with more knowledge and a better understanding of how to effectively develop your players.

Volunteer Responsibilities

WDMSC Board and Comittee members

WDMSC is a registered non-profit youth sports organization, largely managed and run by volunteers, like you! Our Board of Directors and Committee members are all parents in the Club, with children playing in our Recreational, Discovery, and/or select programs.

We are always interested in talking to parents willing to commit to the spirit of improvement that our club strives for. If you are interested in helping enhance the WDMSC experience as a board member or volunteer, please reach out to club.admin@wdmsc.org

Register as a Volunteer

To register as a volunteer, during your child's seasonal registration, you will be prompted to answer the question; "Are you interested in a team volunteer position? - choose "Yes, I am!" and enter your preferences.

If you decide to volunteer after completing the registration for your child, please use the Contact Us form to let us know, including your child's name and the volunteer position you are volunteering for.

Please note, in the spring, we will automatically re-assign fall volunteer team coaches to team rosters where their team plays in both seasons (e.g., 5U-14U) unless we are informed that the team coach is not returning.