If you are interested in sports and you like to stay active, you might decide to join a local team. It’s a great way to meet new people and get some exercise, especially if you’re not the kind of person that likes the gym. But what if you look for a local team and there isn’t one for your chosen sport? You could just pick the next best thing, or you could start one yourself. Anybody can start a sports team if you’re willing to put the work in and find some more players. If you’re thinking about starting your own sports team, here are a few important things to consider.
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Find Some Coaches
The first step is to find some coaches in your chosen sport. Even though you like playing, that doesn’t mean that you have what it takes to coach an entire team, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Finding the coaches is the first step to starting your new team, and it should help you with the rest as well. A coach will most likely know some local players that would join the team. They will also know where to find a pitch that you can play on.
Rent A Pitch
The next thing that you will need is a pitch to play on. If there is one in the local area, that’s great. You just need to find out who owns it and then see what the cost of hiring it is. When you hire it out, try to choose a day that most people will be available. If you host training sessions in the middle of the work day, you won’t get many people coming along.
If the pitch is not that local, it may be a good idea to hire some transport to get people there and back. You will also need transport once your team is up and running and you start playing games in a local league. A big 15 seater is a great way to transport the crew from game to game. Some people will be able to get themselves there, but some won’t. Offering transport will help to make your sports team more accessible to everybody.
Work Out Your Costs
Running a sports team can be expensive once you add up the cost of the pitch, transport, kits, and any other equipment that you need. That’s why it’s important to accurately work out what your costs are, so you know how much money to charge for training sessions. If you don’t charge enough, you will end up out of pocket. However, if you charge too much, you will find it hard to get people to join up in the first place. So, cut costs where you can and set a reasonable price.
Once you’ve done all of this, your sports team is ready to go. Now you just need to get out there and spread the word so you can find your first players.