Organisation - Best Practices
- Create a policy for safe and inclusive sport
A safeguarding policy helps your organization categorize issues and support and inform all involved parties on how to react if incidents regarding discrimination, bullying or inappropriate behaviour occur.
- Focus on improving empathy for each other
Winning the support of a diverse group of athletes will act as a catalyst for establishing a non-discriminating structure in your association. Having empathy and understanding will facilitate the creation of these relationships.
- Get feedback from players who quit or retire
As an organisation knowing the reasons why players leave your club or quit the sport helps finding ways how to improve your retaining program.
- Keep retired players engaged
Retired players are an essential resource for each association. Staying in contact with them increases the chances of retaining or re-recruiting them as volunteers, mentors or sponsors for your organization.
- Organise hat tournaments or pick-up leagues where people at all playing levels can participate
Hat Tournaments have various advantages in recruiting new players and retaining existing ones, especially during the off-season.
- Organise social events during the off-season
People who find friends will keep playing and can motivate each other to improve and develop their athletic abilities.
- Use inclusive language
Language is a powerful tool and can have a massive impact on athletes. Using the correct language, depending on the situation, is hugely important to ensuring everyone is included and respected.
- Using statistics to make gender equity targets more objective
Statistics can help create awareness of gender equity and act as a tool to track progress.