Growing Teams

This course is designed for coaches of teams that are experiencing substantial team growth.

Lesson content includes: Start a Lettering Program, team captains, publish a yearbook photo, manage substantial growth, consider a website, formal coaches training, create a formal team structure, fundraising, refining the registration process, blending in new athletes to the team, competitive vs. recreational, long range vision of the team, team fun shoots and picnic, clinics and practice opportunities for growth, team banquet.

Lessons

Start a Lettering Program

A lettering program provides an opportunity for your student athletes to be recognized like other high school sports for specific achievements that include time commitment, academics, and athleticism. Student athletes…

Assign Team Captains

Team captain(s) provide the inspiration and opportunity for any of your student athletes to become team leaders. Earning the team captain designation doesn’t have to be a top-performing athlete. Team…

Managing Substantial Growth

The popularity of your team will attract many additional students that want to be on the team. Most teams double the number of members on a team the second year.…

Create a Website

An attractive and easy-to-navigate team website is a great medium to promote your team to the world and manage team communications. Check with your school if 1) they will host…

Train Coaches

Coaches that share the same mission for your team is the number one priority to managing a successful team. Your previous year’s athletes have mastered the basics and are yearning…

Create a Formal Team Structure

Most new teams take anyone and everyone that is willing to help your program get pointed in the right direction. In your second year, you now have the opportunity to…

Conduct Fundraising Efforts

Second year teams generally try and improve from their first season, and along with a new set of goals comes the financial need to meet them. Fundraising can be very…

Refine the Registration Process

Student athlete registration is the start of your season each year is a critical item to create your final roster. If your team is larger this upcoming year, athlete registration…

Blend in New Athletes to the Team

Second-year teams will see many new student athletes of various shooting skill levels. It is important to be prepared to manage this new influx of excited athletes and their parents.…

Define Competitive versus Recreational

The second year of your team bring new challenges including how you will coach your team and how competitive your teams wants to be in the League. Most teams have…

Develop a Long Range Vision of the Team

As the excitement continues to rise, second year teams should create a vision and a success plan in place that clearly outlines goals and expectations. Meet with your coaches and…

Host a Team Banquet

It’s important to recognize individual achievements and having a team banquet is a great way to celebrate the season for everyone involved with the team. Your banquet should be planned…