These days, lots of children’s sports teams are struggling to survive. There are various reasons why that is, from a lack of funding and money to not many kids wanting to sign up in the first place. As a result, there are lots of little leagues and sports team around the country that are now having to disband.
So, there is no wonder that lots of kid’s teams are now looking for parents to help them survive. Do you want to take one for the team? If so, here are some ways you can help out.
Support Them Financially
One of the easiest ways to get behind the team is to support them financially. If you like, you can always donate a one-off that they can use how they like. Alternatively, if you know the team needs some specific equipment, then you might want to buy it yourself and donate it. Uniforms and clothes are often very expensive, so you might like the idea of buying the basketball uniforms for your child’s basketball team, for example. If you know that their equipment is getting quite old and dated, you can always buy some new items to replace the old ones.
Help With Recruitment
If you know that your kids’ team is struggling to sign up new members and players, you can always help out with the whole recruitment process. One good idea is to set up social media profiles for the team. This increases its visibility and ensures that as many people as possible. You will find that being active online increases new members, especially if you are quite experienced on social media and know how to run an effective campaign.
Volunteer Your Time
Another thing that most children’s sports teams struggle with is finding enough adult supervisors for all the kids. According to regulations, there will need to be a set amount of adults supervising depending on how many children attend a training session. If the team can’t find enough people, they won’t be able to hold their match or training session. So, if you have enough spare time to dedicate to the team, I’m sure they will really appreciate the extra help!
Organize A Fundraiser
Not only is a fundraiser a great way to get some more cash for your team, but it will also promote it and, hopefully, encourage some new members to join. When it comes to fundraising, you can do whatever you like. Some moms like to host a cake sale. For this, you just need to bake a selection of cakes and sell them to the public. If you can afford to, you might prefer to put on a big event, such as a ball or a summer fair.
If you think your local sports team of little league is struggling, you can always ask them how you can help. If they aren’t too sure, you might like to suggest one of the above options. And remember – every little counts and will certainly make a big difference!