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Recruitment

Problem 1: Turnover problem: all seniors = leaves no underclassmen behind to continue the team
Solutions:
  • Be sure that seniors spend time with underclassmen to develop them as players (skills, knowledge of the game).  
  • Make it a point to recruit underclassmen

Problem 2: When seniors graduate, underclassmen don't know how to run a team
Solutions:
  • Have the team elect (in addition to a captain) a President and Vice President whose roles are to focus on team longevity/development.  
  • Elect a 'Junior Captain' (as Hampton does)
  • Invite a younger player (future leader) to captain's meeting to see how things are.
  • Delegate jobs to younger guys (fill out a roster, schedule/reschedule a game, run a practice, run a MS clinic) to teach leadership skills.
Ways to recruit:
  • Advertising: Flyers, morning announcements, facebook group (NEW BOYS FLYERS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)
  • Finding students who play other (fall/winter) sports (or who got cut from their sport)
  • Holding a demonstration at a pep rally or gym class.  
  • "Advertising" at other clubs (band, scouts, etc.)
  • Some schools have “Club Week” nights or weeks where clubs can set up a table to recruit members.
  • Display/wear cool jerseys to entice people to join --works and gives the club more credibility.
  • Posting team photos and action shots on a website or online shows others how awesome and intense ultimate can be....again, more credibility and interest to join the club. (Steve Scovilles photos from the PHUL Fall Tournament 2012)
  • Have the current team do a gym demo (explain the game, then demonstrate) at a school pep rally or gym class.
  • UseYouTube and other MULTIMEDIA to gain interest (example: http://www.youtube.com/user/EverythingUltimate)
  • Get a leadership crew together (not just captains) to help remind, run, and intrigue people
  • Get people excited and positive in order to keep them around
  • Use/Get Ultimate as a gym/PE class rotation 
  • Attend a Middle School fair or event and have younger kids sign up to play the following year(s)
Communication Tools:
  • Team Facebook group (can post photos, etc.)
  • Team website (google sites are free and easy to manage)
  • Team mass texting app (Remind101 works well-- owner needs to be able to download an app)
  • Old school phone chain (ex. have 4 main people who are in charge of contacting all players from a certain grade)
  • Get on the morning announcements at school
Feel free to use the posters and informational documents below to help inform and recruit new players!
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Christie Lawry,
Apr 23, 2013, 8:26 AM
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BoysRecruitmentFlyer1.pub
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Christie Lawry,
Nov 29, 2011, 12:09 PM
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Tracy Gibbs,
Mar 2, 2010, 4:37 AM
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Geoa Geer,
Mar 3, 2010, 3:52 PM
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Geoa Geer,
Mar 3, 2010, 3:51 PM
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Geoa Geer,
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Geoa Geer,
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Geoa Geer,
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Geoa Geer,
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Christie Lawry,
Apr 23, 2013, 8:25 AM
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WhatisUltimateflyer(1).pub
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Geoa Geer,
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