To create a great youth sports experience for our kids, it requires a ton of effort. While it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy watching your child play, most youth sports programs can’t exist without people jumping in to volunteer their time. This can be to help run the score clock or monitor penalty boxes during games. It can be helping out with fundraising projects or helping the coaches gather gear for the on-ice practices. For those with professional expertise, maybe assisting with the youth association’s board to provide operational advice can be a way to contribute. Our kids' youth sports experiences are often defined by the quality of the adults involved, so get in there and help make a difference.