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Big Brother and Big Sister FAQs

2019 Fall Season

  • How are assignments made for the Mid-week Youth Recreational training sessions?
    • An email will be sent to all active Big Brothers and Big Sisters each week containing a Sign-Up Genius link (typically Wednesday evenings).
    • The email used is the one listed in the League Athletics registration for the Big Brother or Big Sister.
    • There are 5 open slots for the Tuesday and Friday training sessions and 1 open slot to help with the PreK Session on Saturday monrings. Slots are filled on a first-come basis.  Numbers may be adjusted depending on the number of participants that typically turn out.
    • Big Brothers and Big Sisters use Sign-Up Genius to indicate days they are available to help.
    • From the Sign-Up Genius survey results, shifts are created in Deputy App (typically by Sunday evening)
    • At the start of the shift, Big Brothers and Big Sisters show up at the field at the times they were assigned and sign-in using the Deputy App.
    • At the end of the shift, Big Brothers and Big Sisters sign-out using the Deputy App.
    • Notes:
      • Currently each Big Brother or Big Sister can sign-up to help for each mid-week session.  This policy may be revisited if necessary so that more Big Brothers and Big Sisters can participate with the mid-week sessions.
      • If a Big Brother or Big Sister is unable to help with mid-week practices after several attempts to sign-up, please notify Brent Nielsen (brent.nielsen@wwpsa.org) to make alternate arrangements.
  • Mid-week Youth Recreational Training sessions will take place:
    • Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Conover Park
    • Fridays from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Conover Park
    • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - noon at Conover Park (Assist with PreK-Sessions)
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters Scheduling (see below for Team Assignments)
    • Shifts in the Deputy App will be assigned for Mid-Week Practices and the Saturday PreK Session.  Use the App to check-in and check-out from the field to record your time.
    • For Big Brother and Big Sisters assigned to the Kindergarten through 3rd grade leagues, shifts will also be assigned in the Deputy App.  Use the App to check-in and check-out from the field to record your time.
    • Shifts may not be listed for Big Brothers or Big Sisters assigned to teams who practice during the week or who have games on days other than Saturdays.  The Big Brothers and Big Sisters are invited to participate in these events if their schedule allows.  
    • To get credit for the above mentioned work, initiate an "Unscheduled Shift" in the Deputy App.  Be sure to mention in the comments sections what the shift was for (i.e. mid-week practice, unscheduled game, etc.) so the shift can be approved.
  • Deputy App
    • Big Brothers and Big Sisters will need to have access to the Deputy App on a smart device to record their time.
    • The app utilizes GPS to identify where you sign in and sign out.
  • Recording Time - Sign In
    • When you arrive at the field where you are assigned to work use the Deputy App to sign in
  • Recording Time - Sign Out
    • Prior to leaving the field when your shift is done sign out using the Deputy App
  • ​Team Assignment
    • ​Big Brothers and Big Sisters who indicate willingness to help with specific teams will be assigned a team.
    • They will assist the volunteer adult coach in coaching the team.
    • Team assignments will be listed in League Athletics and should be visible from your account.
    • As a team member, you can see the team schedule, team roster, and coach(es) for the teams through League Athletics.
    • If you are unable to help out on a Saturday, let the coach of the team know so they can plan accordingly.
  • How can  I find my team assignment?
    • Login to League Athletics (www.wwpsa.org) using your email address and password.
    • Navigate to the "My Account" link found in the upper right hand corner of the page.
    • Scroll down to the name of the Big Brother or Big Sister.
    • Select the "Calendar" Icon next to their name which will take you to the team schedule.  Make note of the assigned team listed at the top of this page.
      • Using the menus on the left of the page, you can navigate to the Team Roster, Team Schedule, and Team Contacts.
      • From the Team Roster, you can see who the assigned Big Brother or Big Sisters are.  Their position (POS) will be listed as BB/BS, not as a "Player" or "Coach".
      • Note:  Once you know the assigned team, you can navigate directly to the team from the Team dropdown menus.