Ruth Nicholson, author of the column “Off the Pitch” which appears on goalWA.net, has sent us a schedule of free webinars happening in the month of August.
They would be an excellent opportunity to learn about each topic but also to experience what “GO!” can offer your organization. Read the press release posted after the webinar schedule for more information.
FREE WEBINAR SCHEDULE
August 2 – Secrets of Successful Clubs
What are common points of friction between coaches, board members, and administrators? Join GO! founder Ruth Nicholson to learn the three critical roles of a club’s Off-Field Team and how they can work together to more effectively support players and coaches on the field.
August 9 – Build an Effective Volunteer Program in 5 Easy Steps
Volunteers are not free. Join GO! founder Ruth Nicholson to learn the critical steps to building and sustaining a volunteer program that supports your organization and survives volunteer turnover.
August 16 – Best Practices to Grow Membership with Customer Service (encore replay)
Discover the connections between customer service, recruiting and retaining members, increasing club revenue, and keeping volunteers coming back. Join Adam Manning, founder of Sports Office 365, and GO! founder Ruth Nicholson to learn four simple strategies to immediately improve your organization’s customer service. This webinar is a part of the GO! On Board with Sports Office 365 series.
August 23 – Coaching Expectations and Evaluations
Improve your club’s coaches and their work with your players through meaningful feedback. Join former US Soccer Coaching Director Bobby Howe to learn how to establish performance expectations for your coaching staff that facilitate easy and effective coaching evaluations. This webinar is part of the GO! Learn Howecoaching survival series.
August 30 – What Do You Have to Offer?
The co-founders of X! PROMOS will show you how to identify and package your organization’s assets to appeal to potential sponsors. Before you can pitch a sponsor, you need to take inventory of your own assets and translate them into opportunities for sponsors to meet their goals. Learn how to build a sponsorship package for success.
GO! Launches On-line Service to Boost Participation for Youth Sports Organizations
SEATTLE, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Driven by a widespread need to ease the burden on volunteers and coaches, GO! by Nicholson Facilitation & Associates, LLC has launched a membership site delivering practical how-to tactics on running youth sports organizations.
For decades, founder Ruth Nicholson has seen teams, clubs, leagues, and associations focus on coaching and teams, without providing off-field operational training and support. She believes the decline in youth sports participation is partially due to families souring on poorly-run organizations. “When organizations fail to have clear lines of communication, whether it’s playing time questions or scheduling updates, it creates a negative experience. Eventually, those experiences can cause a family to leave,” explained Nicholson. “Too often I have seen well-intended organizations falter because they lack effective systems and processes. Volunteers burn out, coaches get overwhelmed with operational minutiae, and families get frustrated, ultimately to the detriment of the kids. Providing good service isn’t difficult. People just need resources and training.”
The desire to help as many organizations as possible inspired Nicholson to create a digital library to give directors of coaching, board members, administrators, and team managers 24/7 access to practical guides, templates, and checklists proven to improve club operations simply and efficiently.
The GO! On-Demand library contains five sections to make it easy to find the resources subscribers need: Financial Health, Board Productivity, Coaching Survival, Team Management, and Unpaid/Paid Staffing.
Former US Soccer Federation Director of Coaching Bobby Howe is one of the biggest fans of GO! “Ruth has developed a one-of-a-kind program. These practical tools ease the administrative burden on DoCs and build the effective team of adults in coaching, leadership, and administrative roles needed to support our players,” he explained.
Howe now contributes to the GO! Coaching Survival section. “What Bobby brings to GO! is pure gold,” raved Nicholson. “I am so excited to offer such amazing resources from a soccer legend.”
Subscribers see immediate results. “I recently put into action the GO! idea to delegate more duties to parents to assist my team manager. I now have an equipment manager, community outreach manager, and fundraising manager. I have found the parents want to be involved more often than not, and it has created a more cohesive environment for my teams,” reported Blackhills FC Head Coach Jessica Costello.
GO! On-Demand club subscriptions are $97 per month. They include 24/7 access to resources and live weekly training sessions for all club members.
About GO! Governance & Operations
GO! is an expert resource service for youth sports operations, created and managed by Seattle-based Nicholson Facilitation & Associates, LLC. Together the GO! On-Demand Library, GO! On-Call Consultation, and GO! Enterprise deliver scaling levels of operational support to youth sports organizations, from clubs to national associations. For more information, visit go.nicholsonfacilitation.com or go2.nicholsonfacilitation.com.