New Member Induction
Powerpoint presentation notes from the Club Development Day on June 11, 2008

Member Management Checklist - A checklist to assist with how you plan for and manage new members

New Member Induction Survey - A template clubs can use to 'interview' new members to find out what the new member wants to get out of their membership/why they have joined.  This will enable the club to ensure the new member receives the right information about the products and services the club offers.

New Member Induction Feedback Form - A form the new member can complete to give the club feedback about how the club inducted them.

Mentoring Checklist - A checklist to be used by the mentor when welcoming/inducting a new member

Mentor Qualities -  An overview of the qualities, benefits and responsibilities of a mentor.

Club Overview - an overview template.  This overview outlines several aspects of a clubs business that the club may feel are relevant to share with a new member. 
Stay and Play

SPARC - conducted by 18 Ltd, Nov 05- Sept 06
Why is there a trend of teenagers dropping out of sport and what can be done to make them stay and play? 16 key insights and 10 recommendations 
10 Recommendations
1. Incorporate the non-competitive sport ethos into aspects of your sport / training – create an environment where ‘fun’, ‘having a go’ and ‘play’ are also acceptable.

2. Increase and support social aspects of clubs to make them more inclusive – bring friends on trips, invite mates to clubrooms and put on shared lunches.

3. Standardisation of treatment and conditions across ALL teams regardless of skill level.

4. Increase support of social leagues amongst teenagers, especially 15 – 20 year olds.

5. Parental involvement must be facilitated from coaches talking on the pitch to parent
only evenings to parent coaching sessions – attempt to get parents away from seeing sport as a chore or financial burden.

6. Respect ability – recognise and facilitate team structures for those who don’t want to be in the top team yet still want to participate.

7. Databases – encourage schools, codes and clubs to develop databases of players and share them thus creating an easy transition in the post-school arena.

8. Technology is a friend not a foe – use / encourage text messaging, regularly update websites with results and encourage ‘ownership’ through blogs, pictures, etc.

9. Maintain discipline – the boundaries of sport provide comfort and security but also embrace a model of communication where all participants get to have their say.

10. Keep mates together – outside the top 20% of participants sport is a social vehicle as much as it is a physical vehicle.

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