Sign up to be a Volunteer Building DirectorUpdated Wednesday November 23, 2011 by Zandy Williams.
The best way a parent can help support the team is to become a Volunteer Building Director, or VBD. Fairfax County requires that we have a VBD at all games and practices. The coaches can act as a VBD at practice, but not at games. The main task for the VBD is to ensure that the gym rules are met, especially the rule about no drinks other than water in the gym. The county will conduct spot checks on us to make sure that we have a VBD at all times that monitor the gym.
The job of a VBD is not that stressing nor difficult. Being a VBD will not prevent you from watching the game. When serving as a VBD, just look around every so often to make sure no one is doing something they should not. If they are, you can either ask the person to correct their behavior or let a referee know so that he or she can take care of the problem. The referees are ultimately in charge of the gym have the final say on any matter.
We are asking all parents to become a VBD. We plan on having a VBD from each team for all games. This will ensure we meet the county requirements and pass any spot checks. If we fail to have a VBD present during a game, we could be required to pay for a county employee to be present at all games. This would cost the league $300 per weekend. We cannot afford this cost and would have to shutdown the league if this did happen.
To become a VBD, there is a short tutorial and 5-min test at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/afar/AFARLoginpage.aspx?OK=true&exam=BDEXAM. The test is very easy and you can take it until you pass. Once you pass, please email me a copy of the PDF file with your certificate. The league will maintain all certificates in a folder at the gym to make it easier for the parents.