TIPS from other coaches and SportsNet...
-print and review the rules of conduct from the website, sharing them with parents and players
-ask to use a facility during the daytime when it is more apt to be available
-contact public and private schools for local scrimmage opportunities, as they often are looking for practice situations
that do not count against their team
-Having difficulty securing a facility? Have your team join the SportsNet insurance program or USSFA (details
above) which satisfies the insurance requirements of most facilities
-Possible facilities: large property owners/farmers for fields, public and private schools, 4H centers, Military
bases no longer in use, town parks, campgrounds, church facilities
-Remember to demonstrate sportsmanship by shaking hands after the game with your opponents
-Secure referees for your competitions by contacting local public and private schools. Include these fees in your
-Use your friendly media partners. Contact your local newspaper with pictures and results of competitions.
Some may even come and do a feature article on your team. Consider marching in a local parade as a team.
-Consider team fundraisers to cover costs and fees. Parent run "snack bars" can be an excellent way to raise funds.
-Seek a parent volunteer to take a team photo and/or individual player photos
-Use our awards and equipment links (above) to purchase supplies. Don't forget things like free ice cream coupons,
which work great as achievement incentives.
-For teams choosing to voluntarily run background checks on coaches and volunteers, simply take your list of names, along
with social security numbers, to your local police. They generally run the check as a public service while you wait.
MORE BACKGROUND CHECK INFO HERE