Give beginners short-term goals
It is hard for athletes to commit to sport as long as they are not invested. Short-term goals help to keep their focus during practice and encourage athletes to begin investing in their progress.Creating a commitment scheme to reach short-term goals helps new players orient themselves and better estimate which effort and commitment level is requested to reach them.
Avoid placement goals for the team and instead measure the success of a beginner team or player according to other parameters that support your training plans. For example, you can establish a baseline for a certain group or individuals (depending on the exercise). That could be sprinting time, maximum passes in a specific time, or the distance of their throws.
After they know their baseline, they can focus on beating their record. Therefore you can create a challenging program for everyone without making comparisons. Everyone can win if they are committed to improving themselves.
Celebrate each achieved goal and review the team's progress as you go to see what can be improved. The longer players are in a club; the longer and more demanding the goals can be in terms of commitment. If it suits your organisation, you can have different membership models to reduce the initial commitment for new players, such as a 3-month training fee or an extended trial period.
Commitment can lead to having reliable numbers at training, which can fast-track short-term goals for the team, like attending a fun beginner tournament in a couple of months.
Asking new players after the first trial training for a token membership fee, e.g. for the next two months, is important because it makes the membership official and raises the commitment since if someone pays for something, they are keener to get the maximum out of it.