Allatoona High School Fastpitch Softball2012 Kickoff Meeting www.allatoonafastpitch.com ALLATOONA DIAMOND CLUB January 25, 2012
Introductions• Head Coach – Troy Pirkle• Co-President – Tony Federici• Co-President – Ann Federici• Vice President – Kent Wilcox• Treasurer – Kim Hester• Secretary – Kim Lewis
Agenda• Diamond Club/Parent Role• Coach Pirkle’s Expectations and Key Dates• 2012 Short and Near Term Needs• Fees and Fundraising• Budget Review• Committees• Buccaneer Moms• Committee Sign Up• Questions
Diamond Club Mission• To provide financial support to Varsity and JV programs• To create an atmosphere that promotes academic and athletic achievement and school pride.• To enable coaching staff to dedicate 100% of time to coaching and teaching.• To ensure that members provide support without attempting to become involved in coaching staff decisions.• To work closely with coaches and administrative staff to encourage, student, parent and community attendance at AHS games.
Parent – Athlete Roles• The Athletes’ Role • Commit to academics while fulfilling their commitment to Buccaneer athletics. • Represent their team, family, and Allatoona in a positive manner at all times. • Practice good sportsmanship at all times. • Communicate with their coaches regarding any issues of team obligations or rules. • Treat their team mates and coaches with respect.• The Parents’ Role • Guide their children as these students take on tasks of time management, skill development, and responsibility. • Support the team and coach from the stands. • Encourage their children to communicate with the coaching staff. • Encourage their children to commit to a team and program. • GET INVOLVED!!
Key Dates Date Activity Locations Information Cost 1/26 – 2/29 Pine Straw Fundraiser Allatoona H.S. E- Mailed See Information 1/26 – 8/10 TBA Fundraising Activities Various April 1 O/S 6/11 – 6/14 Summer Youth Camp (4th-8th Graders) Allatoona H.S. Website TBA June 18-19 Team Camp TBA7/9 -7/10 7/11 (R) Junior Buccaneer Tryouts Allatoona H.S. Website 8/1 – 8/8 High School Tryouts Allatoona H.S. Website 8/11 Buc’s BBQ Social, Program Scrimmage Allatoona H.S Website BBQ Social TBD Buc Mom sign up and camp Buc Mom’s = $50 PLAYER FEES DUE Dues = $500.00 8/13 First Day of School nd 8/24 – 8/25 2 Annual Buc Bash Tournament Various TBA Your time 9/21 – 9/22 Brookwood Tournament Various TBA
2012 Short and Near Term Needs Must Haves Nice To Haves Things We Have Done• Softballs (10dz) • Fence Topper (tubing) • Batting Cage ($2,500)• Wiffle balls (6dz) • Coaches Apparel • Field Work ($7,203)• Field Rakes (2) • Team Sweats, ETC. • Sod ($1,004)• Field Painter and Paint • PA System• • Hitting Screens ($400) Field Liner • High School Uniforms• • Dugouts Field Conditioner • Batting Cage Upgrades• Scorebook • Helmets • Storage Shed• Lineup Cards • Locker Room • Brick Backstop• Metro Insurance • Helmet Rack• Allatoona Athletic Fee • Uniforms ($2,304)• Coaching supplements • Windscreen ($1,000) • Bullpen Upgrades ($1,043) • Bat Rack • Bleachers • Allatoona Ath. Fee ($4,700) • Concession/Press Box ($100,000 from Cobb County) • Two Trips To Columbus
Fees and FundraisingPLAYER COMMITMENT FEE PLAYER FUNDRAISING GOAL $500 $500 $1000 COMMITMENT Assuming 25 High School Players that’s a $25,000 budget. Our Goal is to exceed that amount!!
2012 Commitment Fee and Fundraising TargetPlayer/Parent Commitment Fee = $500 H.S - $325 Jr. Buc• How does this fee benefit me and my child? – Provides player with first class equipment, facility, uniforms, schedule, etc. – Provides parents with voting rights at all Booster Club meetings on any issues that require a group vote. Fundraising Requirement = $500++• Pays for all other budget items to include field equipment, facility build out, tournament travel, player “extras” etc. Meet your Commitment Fee and Fundraising Goal and receive 2 passes to all home games (Varsity or JV), and player receives incentive TBD
Sign and Placque Sponsorships• Website only sponsor $100 – Logo will remain on website for 1 year• SPONSOR BOARD PLAQUE 1’ x 2’ $250 –Sponsor name/logo on board posted on the dugout wall plus website ad ($200 renewal)• 4x4 FENCE SIGN $350 –Sign will remain on fence for one ($300 renewal) calendar year plus website ad• 4x6 FENCE SIGN $500 –Sign will remain on fence and board for one calendar year plus website ad ($400 renewal)
Buccaneer Mom’s Fastpitch ClubPurpose: To build relationships with fellow Buccaneer Mom’s, learn more about thegame of fastpitch, enhance relationships with local sponsors, coordinate allhospitality, food and transportation related events and most importantly have fun.Membership Fee: $50Activities and Benefits • Buccaneer Mom’s Team Camp – Mom’s to attend 1 day camp with Coach Pirkle to learn and ask questions about the game. Food and drink to be served and with the day culminating with a scrimmage game, complete with signs, stealing, etc • Exclusive Buccaneer Mom’s Fastpitch T-Shirt and other potential goodies • No men allowed – Although we may show up at scrimmage if permitted
Committees• Concessions - Coordinate scheduling for concession duties, maintain and manage product inventory.• Player Meals - Coordinate all activities associated with pregame and travel meals.• Banquets – Plan and coordinate H.S. and Junior Buc events.• Tournament / Special Games – Assist with Buc Bash Tournament, Relay For Life game, Junior Buc Nite, Senior Night. We need all parents (Jr. Buc and H.S) to participate in a minimum of 1 committee!