As you are all aware the need for officials is great and
many of our meets are running without proper coverage. In
order to correct this issue, we have to actively recruit to find
new parents willing to get involved and start officiating.
Attached please find a one page recruiting flyer that
will be posted on the Gulf Swimming website. It will also be sent
to the Meet Directors of the July meets to hopefully get placed in
the meet programs. We encourage each team to also
post on your team site if possible. The flyer is
generic, not team specific and will hopefully at least help get the
word out there about the need for additional officials.
Over the upcoming months I will be attempting to get an
existing official, one that is attached to each team, to assist
with the recruiting process and guide new officials for your
team. Nothing works better than an existing parent convincing
a fellow parent into helping out.
Once I have found someone for your team specifically, I will
email you to confirm so you know who that person is. If you
prefer to provide the name of a parent that you feel would be
productive in this role please do not hesitate to let me
know. This parent will not be handling the training of
officials but with my guidance, be able to walk new parents through
the start up process so they do not feel overwhelmed and give up
before they get started.
The team policy on payment of the USA Swimming registration
fees and background checks is up to each team. I am hopeful
that over the course of the next 6 months we can get a
representative in place for most teams and you can communicate your
instructions that are team specific regarding this policy to your
Until I am able to get an "Officials Recruiting
Representative" in place for your team, new officials will be
guided by myself but instructed to contact the team directly for
assistance with the registration payment policy.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any
questions or concerns regarding the above. I am very hopeful
that we can all see an increased number of parents agreeing to
start the process to become an official.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation and look forward to
seeing you all on deck soon!
COOGS WILL PAY FOR YOURREGISTERED