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LEAP Documents

LEAP PROGRAM

LSC EVALUATION AND ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

Improving LSC effectiveness is one of five major priorities of 2009-2012 Business Plan. The goal is to have LSCs become more effective and efficient in providing programs and services to the athletes, coaches, officials and clubs in their area.

Key strategies include evaluating and redefining LSC roles, responsibilities and priorities and recognizing top-performing LSCs.

The LEAP assessment tool provides a roadmap to LSC effectiveness and success in four key areas:
• Business and Organizational Success
• Volunteer Development
• Club and Coach Development
• Athlete Development

LEAP is divided into three levels with LEAP Level 1 required of all LSC’s once per quad. The intent of LEAP Level 1 is:

• To help LSC’s self evaluate
• Be sure that LSCs are meeting all requirements outlined in rules, bylaws, etc.
• Be a reminder of what LSCs need to do and provide so that important items don't fall through the cracks with changes in leadership.

LEAP Levels 2 and 3 are voluntary and intended to recognized achievement in various programming and service efforts and encourage all LSCs to take on programming and services that would provide enhanced services to athletes, members and volunteers.

Some may wonder "why should we do this?" The answer is that it is important to do more than "what we always do." Ask yourselves:
• What can we do to get better?
• How can we provide better services to our members?
• What can we learn from other LSCs?

The LEAP process is not meant to be onerous or a burdensome, but rather assistance and achievement oriented. It is completely web-based, and is modeled after the Club Recognition Program. LEAP will be monitored by Zone Directors, Sport Development Consultant and LSC Development Committee members.

Volunteer Development, Communication, Structure of the LSC Communicated:

The LSC is the administrative arm of USA Swimming. Each LSC should provide basic general information such as boundaries, zone affiliation, membership information and governance structure. In the textbox below explain how and where this information is communicated. If it is on the website, give the specific location.


LSCs who do not achieve the required Level 1 will be assisted to do what is necessary to meet the requirements.


LEAP DOCUMENTS


LEAP Level 1 Checklist

  • BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS

    1. Mission Statement

    2. Vision Statement

    3. LSC Bylaws -- doc - pdf

    4. LSC Rules and Regulations -- doc - pdf

    5. LSC Policies and Procedures -- doc - pdf

    6. Conflict of Interest Policy

    7. 501(3)(c) verification letter

    8. Current Tax Filing - 990

    9. Budget

    10. Financial Review documents

    11. House of Delegates Meeting Minutes.

    12. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes.

    13. Elections: List of  current corporate officers
      showing term of office for each (Begin/end)

    14. Meet Sanction request form:
      Form used by your LSC for meet hosts requesting a sanctioned meet.

    15. Sample meet announcement for sanctioned meet:

    16.  Meet Approval Request Form:
      Form used by your LSC for meet hosts requesting an approved meet.

    17.  Sample meet announcement for approved meet

    18.  Meet Observation Request Form:
      Form used by your LSC for a meet host requesting an observed meet.

  • VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT

    1. Training of Officials:
      document  that shows the schedule of training and certification opportunities for officials.

  • CLUB AND COACH DEVELOPMENT

    1. Club Registration Materials:
      Documents that are sent annually by the LSC to each club.

    2. Reduced Price Membership:
      A document that outlines your reduced price (Outreach) membership including how to qualify and how to apply.

  • ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

    1. Short Course Meet Schedule

    2. Long Course Meet Schedule

    3. Team Travel Policy:
      Dated travel policy for travel planned and supervised by the LSC

    4. MT Swimming OUTREACH Athlete Policy. - pdf