Q) I selected concessions during registration. Now what do I do?
A) Before the start of the season you will receive an email inviting you to sign-up for a shift. Shift day, time and locations will be available to view on the CDC Concessions Website. All shifts must be scheduled online at the CDC Concession Website. The CDC Concession Website address will be provided in the email you receive. If you do not receive this email prior to the first game, please notify the office and we will be happy to send that address to you.
Q)My child is on KAP (Kids All Play) Scholarship. Do I still need to volunteer?
A) Yes. All families must volunteer in some way during the sport season. You must select from team sponsor, sports commissioner, concession worker, HEAD coach or pay the $25 volunteer fee.
Q) Can my child come with me while I work in the concession stand?
A) For safety reasons, only persons over the age of 15 are allowed in the concession stands.
Q) Can a friend or family member work my shift for me?
A) Yes, please. We depend on volunteers. If someone else would like to fill in for you that would be great!
Q) I don't want to work the concession stand. Can I just pay the fee?
A) Yes. We understand that circumstances change and volunteering may not be possible. Families can opt-out of working by paying a volunteer fee of $25. This needs to be paid BEFORE the season is over or you will be subject to an additional post season fee for not fulfilling your obligation. Paying the volunteer fee can be done at this link: Pay Volunteer Fee Now.
Q) What happens if I don't work a concession shift?
A) If you do not work a concession shift or volunteer in one of the other designated positions (i.e. HEAD coach, team sponsor, sports commissioner or pay the opt-out volunteer fee before the season is over) you will be subject to pay a $50.00 post season fee. The post season fee includes the $25 volunteer fee AND $25 for not fulfilling your volunteer requirement. It is possible your CDC account will be placed "on hold" and you will be unable to register for future sports until the assessment is paid.
Q) I helped out as an assistant coach or filled in for our head coach when he was not there. Am I exempt from working concessions?
A) No. Although we truly appreciate the parents that step up and help out the team, the only coaching position that fulfills the volunteer agreement is the HEAD coaching position.
Q) During the season I ran the clock at my child's games. Does this count towards my volunteer requirement?
A). No. The only positions that fulfill the volunteer agreement are sports commissioner, HEAD coach, concession worker and team sponsor. We are so thankful that we have parents that go above and beyond their duties to ensure the games run smoothly and soundly.
Q) There is no concession stand where my child plays. Where can I work?
A) Please note, not all sporting venues have a concession stand. Be sure to check the list on the Concession Volunteer Site for available locations, times and dates. The Carmel Dads' Club manages multiple concession stands for both Carmel Dads' Club sports and Carmel High School athletics. Often families pick a location that is convenient to their home instead of where their child plays.