June 30, 2018
Greetings SCAT families!
Our staff met this week for part one of a two part planning session for our 2018-19 Season.
This email includes details on:
· Registration Information
· Important Dates
We recognize that pool space and time is always a premium, so we do our best to allocate our staff and resources appropriately.
For easier registration purposes this year, we will assume all families and members are returning UNLESS you reply to this email to let me know you will be withdrawing from the team. You will be invoiced the $150 Annual Registration fee on July 15th.
The good news is that we do not plan to increase our monthly fees for this season. We are doing this to offset the fee that you will start seeing on all electronic transactions.
Accounts that pay by Credit Card will see a transaction fee of .30 plus 2.95% on all charges.
Accounts that pay by Bank Draft will see a transaction fee of $1.25 on all charges.
We will still have the Volunteer Fee obligation of $150 per family per year. SCAT will designate 3 “Team” meets that will each have a $50 Volunteer Fee assessment. As in previous years, we will offer opportunities to volunteer at our Georgia Tech meets to receive credit for volunteering.
We will still have our regular training groups as last season. We are thankful Stu, Cathy and Suzy will be returning as our lead coaches. One aspect we know we need to address is the coaching staff for our Senior practice group.
We hope to make the official announcement of our additional staff no later than August 1st. We are still finalizing candidates at this time. We look forward to filling this gap with an excellent candidate. We are also looking to add an additional assistant coach for Bronze and Silver.
We have started to plan our meet schedule and will finalize decisions in our 2nd fall planning session. We talked about possibilities of a Team Training Trip and possible locations. This is not something we have done for years, but we revisited the idea this year.
We will also be discussing other training aspects that some of you have brought to our attention. We feel our Go Performance workouts are an excellent part of our training. Other ideas include yoga, shoulder stability training, and team social events.
- · You must email us to let us know if you DO NOT plan to return by July 14th. Your account will be invoiced $150 per swimmer on July 15th.
- · Our 2018-19 Season will officially begin on Monday, August 13th. Practice times will remain similar to last year. Billing will begin on August 1st.
- · Parent Meeting Thursday, Aug 23
We have set aside the weekend of Aug 25 for a Team Picnic as in
years past. Our families plan this function. Tentative
date and time will be Sat @ 1pm.
We will continue our season planning and post our meet schedule, new staff announcements and other pertinent information by the end of July.
NO SCAT PRACTICE on July 4th! Have a wonderful and safe holiday!