Full-Time buddies are assigned to one player who they will be paired with for every game. We ask that full-time buddies commit to being at at least 85% of the games. We understand that various things come up and we are willing to work around these, but we do ask that full time buddies let us know by the WEDNESDAY before the Sunday game if they are unable to make that specific game.
Floater buddies are individuals who want to be a buddy but cannot commit to coming to the majority of the games. When you register you can sign up for the specific games/dates that you are able to come to. Whether it is just one game or multiple that you are able to attend, we are so grateful that you can come out join us out on the field.
There are more ways to get involved with the Miracle League than just being a buddy. This year we have several volunteer opportunities that we would love your help with! Please view the document below to view all the different volunteer jobs that we need filled out for each gameday. When you sign up as a volunteer in our registration portal you can sign up for the dates and jobs that you are interested in.
Each year we need at least four head coaches and four assistant coaches. Both head and assistant coaches help pair their players with their buddies, support buddy-player interaction, direct the batting line-up, help players and buddies in the field, and most importantly build team spirit!
For our youth game the minimum age for being a buddy is 12 years old*.
For our adult game the minimum age for being a buddy is 16 years old.
We do allow adults over the age of 18 to be buddies in the adult game. We do require background checks for all of our volunteers above 18. These are background checks are free, can be done at home, and take less than five minutes.
*We allow individuals who are younger than the age requirements to volunteer if they co-volunteer with a parent/older sibling/friend who is 16+