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FGSA is a 100% volunteer-run organization. We rely on a dedicated group of community members, primarily parents of players and former players, to make our league a reality in Franklin. 


Below are our Board of Director roles and committees. Board elections take place annually July, and volunteers for open roles and committees are welcome at any time. 


Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering. 


Role

Description

President

The President sets the overall direction and goals for FGSA and represents the Association with external organizations, including USA Softball, the Town of Franklin, and area town softball organizations who participate in our Recreational league. The President works with other Executive Board members to set monthly meeting agendas. The person in this role is a resource for all Board members in their decision-making for FGSA, working most closely with the Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Division Directors, Director of Field Operations, and Director of Fury.

Vice President, Softball Operations

The Vice President, Softball Operations oversees day-to-day operations of FGSA. This includes coordinating the Spring Recreational season, Fall programs, and overseeing Fundraising and Sponsorship activities. The Vice President works closely with all Board members to ensure FGSA meets its goal of creating a fun, safe, developmental softball experience for players across our programs.

Secretary

The Secretary of FGSA helps the organization run smoothly by scheduling monthly meetings, creating their agendas, capturing meeting minutes, and tracking follow-through on action items. The Secretary leads the monthly meetings aligned to the set agenda. The Secretary also conducts CORI checks for all FGSA volunteers, ensures national background checks are completed by coaches, and handles USA Softball team registrations and insurance. This position works most closely with the Vice President, Treasurer, and President.

Treasurer

FGSA's Treasurer is responsible for all financial matters for the organization, including financial records, accounts payable and receivable, monthly Treasurer's reports for Board meetings, and checking the FGSA PO Box twice per week. This position works most closely with the President and Vice President.

Director of Fury

The Fury Director is responsible for all aspects of the Fury travel softball program in accordance with the Fury by-laws. Duties include organizing Fury tryouts, selecting Fury coaches, overseeing roster selection and finalization across age divisions, and representing Fury with the Hockomock and Twin Valley summer leagues. The Fury Director works closely with the Vice President, Director of Softball Development & Training, Director of Tournaments, and with the Treasurer to set program fees each season.

Assistant Director of Fury

The Assistant Director of Fury works closely with the Director of Fury as directed to accomplish the duties above.

Director of Tournaments

The Director of Tournaments oversees the coordination of 3-4 tournaments per season in Franklin from May through July. This includes registering our home tournaments with USA Softball, accepting/declining teams who wish to participate, creating game schedules, and coordinating on-site volunteers for tournament weekends. This position works closely with the Vice President, Director of Fury, Director of Uniforms, and Director of Snack Stand.

Director of Seniors

Division Directors coordinate the Spring Recreational season for their respective age group. This includes creating teams, selecting head and assistant coaches, approving division practice and game schedules, and communicating important information about the season to coaches and families. The Division Directors work most closely with the Vice President, Director of Softball Development & Training, and Director of Uniforms. Great entry point for new board members!

Director of Juniors

Director of Minors

Director of Intermediate

Director of Instructional

Director of Softball Development & Training

The Director of Softball Development & Training works with the Vice President and the Recreational Division Directors to establish skill development goals for FGSA's Recreational programs. Based on these goals, this Director organizes training programs. The role should expect to deliver Coaches Guides and Training Guides before the start of the Recreational season for each age group. The Director maintains relationships with local facilities to reserve training space and instruction for all winter and early spring training, based on the needs of the Fury Coaches and Director, as well as any needs for Recreational Directors. Working with the Treasurer, this Director ensures any invoices at local facilities are paid in a timely manner. This position works most closely with the Vice President and Fury Director and is busiest in the fall and winter prior to the start of the Spring Recreational season.

Asst Director of Softball Development & Training

The Assistant Director of Softball Development & Training works closely with the Director of Softball Development & Training as directed to accomplish the duties above.

Director of Registration

The Director of Registration manages program registrations on FGSA's website for the Spring, Fall, and Fury programs. This includes creating registration programs, managing the registration windows, monitoring registration payments, and then rostering players and volunteer coaches. The Director of Registration also analyzes registration trends from season to season. This role works most closely with the Vice President, Division Directors, Director of Fury, and Director of Uniforms.

Director of Communications/Website

The Director of Communications/Website manages FGSA's website content, email communications, and social media channels, keeping our families apprised of important updates and how much fun the players are having! This role works most closely with the Vice President and Director of Fundraising & Sponsorships.

Director of Scheduling

The Director of Scheduling creates the Rec season game schedules and maintains field bookings on the FGSA website calendar. The Director of Scheduling also enters game scores during the Rec season for standings in the Minors, Juniors, and Seniors Divisions, and maintains and updates schedules for Fury teams over the summer. This position works most closely with the Vice President, Director of Registration, and Fury Director.

Director of Fundraising & Sponsorship

FGSA relies on fundraising and sponsorships to sustain our league. The Director of Fundraising & Sponsorships leads a committee of volunteers to organize fundraisers and enlist the support of local businesses for FGSA sponsorships and donations. Past fundraisers include Super Bowl Squares, Calendar Raffles, and Dine-in Nights. This position is great for someone with contacts in the local community. Great entry point for a new Board member.

Fundraising & Sponsorship Committee

This is a committee of volunteers who plan and carry out FGSA's fundraising and sponsorship efforts, as directed by the Director of Fundraising & Sponsorship. Many of these efforts are seasonal in nature requiring short-term commitments. As with most things, it's fun with do with friends!

Director of Uniforms

The Director of Uniforms coordinates ordering, invoicing, and distribution of uniforms for our Recreational and Fury programs. They also oversee online pop-up stores for FGSA and Fury spiritwear, Opening Day stock and sales, and the sourcing of t-shirts for Fury-hosted tournaments. This includes creating design concepts for shirts and spiritwear and working with a graphic designer to create a successful product. This position works most closely with the Vice President, Director of Fury, Division Directors, and Director of Tournaments.

Director of Student Volunteer Board

The Director of Student Volunteer Board liaises with a group of Franklin High School students who are FGSA alumni . The person in this role coordinates student volunteer efforts across FGSA clinics, Opening Day, Snack Stand operations, and tournament preparation. The Director of Student Volunteer Board also oversees HS student umpire training and assignments for Minors and Juniors division games. This role works most closely with the Vice President, Opening Day Committee, Snack Stand Coordinator, and Director of Field Operations.

Director of Snack Stand

The Director of Snack Stand oversees the operations of our Snack Stand at Pisani during the FGSA Spring Recreational season and Fury summer tournament weekends. This includes stocking and replenishing inventory, creating SignUps for volunteers to staff the Stand, and opening and closing the stand at the start and end of each season. This position works most closely with the Vice President.

Director of Field Operations

Do you feel love and pride for your lawn? Our fields could use your love! The Director of Field Operations ensures FGSA's fields are cared for at the start and end of each season and ready for game days. This includes organizing Fall and Spring clean-ups with help from volunteers, maintaining the materials and equipment needed to prep our fields for games, and training and coordinating volunteers for field prep during the Spring Recreational and Fury seasons. This position works with suppliers to ensure we get the best pricing and creates orders based on field needs. This position also makes any neccessary repairs needed to our fields and reports to the President when town involvement is needed. This position works most closely with the Vice President and President

Asst Dir of Field Operations

The Assistant Director of Field Operations works closely with the Director of Field Operations as directed to accomplish the duties above.

Opening Day Committee

Every April, FGSA hosts an Opening Day celebration for players and their families. This a fun event featuring food, music, games, team photos, prizes, and ice cream! The Opening Day Committee coordinates rentals, food purchases and donations, volunteers, and other needs to produce this memorable day. Several Board members, including the Director of Fundraising & Sponsorships, Director of Uniforms, and Director of HS Student Volunteer Board, partake in the committee. Ths is a great way to help FGSA with a lighter commitment. The Committee forms and meets during the 2-3 months before the season starts.


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FRANKLIN GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

FGSA, PO Box 706
Franklin, Massachusetts 02038

Email Us: [email protected]
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