6th January, 2021 — Membership and management

Sorting your pre-season game

After any long break, starting a new season takes time. Whether you’re a veteran Good Sports club or a new club keen to join the program and level up, bringing everyone out of hibernation and back to the club is a big task. 

Before you even dig out the clubroom keys and flick on the lights, have a look at these pointers to help you gear up mentally for the season ahead. Here’s how to begin.

Pre-season for new Good Sports clubs

Keen to join up to Good Sports? You know the program will have lots of benefits for your club. But still, you might be wondering how best to get the show on the road. 

The start of a new season is the perfect time to get involved with Good Sports. It’s a clean slate to make some changes at your club.

Pre-season for Good Sports clubs

Your club has been with Good Sports for a while now. You’ve got your policy in place. Now it’s just a matter of making sure everything is ready to go for a new season.

  • Tick the boxes
    Organise a pre-season committee meeting to review your Good Sports policy. Before, during and after your first committee meeting, go through the pre-season checklist. You can download and print it off. Check you’re up to date with all of your commitments and if not, allocate tasks.
  • Review your policy
    Go through your policy and make note of any changes that have occurred since your last season. Have you changed locations, affecting your safe transport plan? Have liquor licensing rules or smoking regulations in the state changed or has your license expired? Do you now have a junior team? Check there are no outstanding action items on your club portal.
  • Code of conduct
    Start of season is a great time to send a reminder about the code of conduct. This sets out the standard of behaviour you expect from everyone during the season. You might also like to share the club’s policy around smoking, alcohol, illegal drugs and safe transport. That way everyone is on the same page.

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