Organize the new season IN YOUR sports club
Organizing a new season for your Sports Club is not an easy job. It requires a lot of time and effort on the part of the person in charge, and there are many doubts that can arise when organizing everything.
We are sure that, if you have made it this far, it is because you have the new season just around the corner. And there are still loose ends.
Managing the new season in your sports club involves prior planning and a rigorous analysis of possible problems that may arise throughout it.
There are many variables that can influence or change throughout the year. Therefore, it is advisable to anticipate when preparing the new season. This will save you a lot of time and headaches.
Discover the tips in a more extended way, downloading our Guide to organize your Sports Club this new season .
1- LOOK FOR GOOD FACILITIES
Having good facilities is essential for the proper functioning of the club and for the activities to be carried out as they had been planned. So try to find facilities that suit your sport and, above all, your athletes.
2- ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF INCOME
We all know that a club does not have a lucrative purpose, but rather to promote sports activity. But let’s face it. What club survives without an income?
Try to find different alternatives to increase the income of your club and take advantage of it. Don’t settle for simple membership fees.
3- LOOK FOR SPONSORS
Having sponsors brings extra income to your sports club. And not only will you have financial support, but they will also be able to contribute with other specific elements, such as advertising material, media coverage or agreements with collaborators. Have a good value proposition ready to attract more sponsors. The more the merrier.
4- THE SPORTS MATERIAL
A provider from previous years is possible, but it never hurts to have a plan B in case it fails you or the price rises. The available budget also comes into play here. You have to assess whether it is better to recycle last year’s kit or look for something newer. It will already depend on the needs and preferences of your sports club.
5- ATTRACT MORE ATHLETES
We have already mentioned everything related to this season (facilities, sponsors, sources of income, etc). Now is the most important part to put the theory into practice. Get the maximum number of members for the new season of your sports club! Renew your own athletes, offer discounts for bringing friends and have a careful digital presence.
6- NEW REGISTERS
We reached one of the most important points, the high ones. That process that sometimes becomes so tedious for both parties. Take a piece of paper or print it, fill it out, photocopy, scan, send … not to mention payments. Who finds this process easy? Sometimes your members don’t have the time for it, so make it as comfortable and easy as possible for them.
7- UPDATE THE DATABASE
Each season members leave and new ones arrive. That is why it is important to have a good updated and efficient database. Help yourself with sports management software for this. You will save a lot of time and headaches.
8- ESTIMATE YOUR CLUB BUDGET
The new season entails some that other fixed costs. But, they will not always be the same. It is important to take into account all the expenses that your club may have and anticipate other possible extraordinary costs. This way you can have an estimate of your maximum budget and if it can be assumed or not.
With the income that comes from the fees of your members, together with the different alternatives of income sources, you will be able to have a larger budget to spend on important investments for the future of your sports club.
9- TEAMS, GROUPS… AND COACHES
You already know how many teams your club will have, and the different groups that make them up. Now you must adapt your coaches to those groups and teams, as well as explain everything necessary for the proper functioning of the entire club.
10- PRE-SEASON IS HERE!
Who said preseason? Our athletes are always eager to get back to their favorite sport after such a long vacation. But summer takes its toll, so you will have to catch up and see how they react to new activities little by little. A job well done takes a while, but it pays off.
11- MEDICAL RECOGNITION TO YOUR ATHLETES
Just as it is very important to take care of the detail that everything is in order in your club, your athletes must also be one hundred percent in this new season, especially after a long summer vacation. Consider doing some tests to see how they perform physically.
12- MEET WITH PARENTS AND MOTHERS
Once you have everything ready, schedules, teams, responsibilities, etc., you have to start the important thing. Everything has to be prepared as best as possible. It is important that your members are aware of this and are aware of everything. Therefore, we recommend that you start the season with a meeting.
Now that you know which are the most important aspects and which require the most attention, get down to work with planning the new sports year.