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 November, 2017.
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.
Join our GO! On Demand experts for free weekly Wednesday webinars in November at 11:00 am Pacific.
November 1 – Assess & Improve Your Club Operations
Learn a simple and quick technique to assess your club with respect to the three elements of a successful youth sports organization. Join Ruth Nicholson, internationally-certified professional facilitator and founder of GO! On Demand, to discover how to easily transform the results of your assessment into realistic action items to improve your operations and programs.
November 8 – Conflict Resolution for Coaches, Parents, Boards, & Administrators
Discover how to move beyond positions and into solutions when you are in conflict. Discern the level of intensity of a difficult situation to understand when you need to get help from a third party. Join GO! founder and trained mediator, Ruth Nicholson to learn the simple steps and secrets that professional mediators use to successfully address and resolve conflict.
November 15 – Unscrambling the Hidden Complexity of Club Registrars and Registration
Every club needs a registrar, but how many of us understand the myriad of responsibilities a registrar manages? Join GO! founder Ruth Nicholson to learn the 7 major components of a registrar’s work, important considerations in choosing an online registration system, and tips for helping your registrar be a success in that critical job.
November 22 – Fantastic Feedback – Coaching Expectations and Evaluations (encore replay)
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 Howe coaching survival series.
November 29 – FREE (and nearly free) Resources You Can Use to Market Your Organization
Think you don’t have enough money to market your organization? Think again. In today’s world of ever-expanding Internet solutions, resourceful organizations can create professional looking marketing for little to no cost. Join the experts from X! PROMOS as they share some of their favorite FREE and almost free resources you’ve never heard of.
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, visitgo.nicholsonfacilitation.com or go2.nicholsonfacilitation.com.