Author: Erica Salmon
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Fundraising: Designer Handbags Meet Youth Sports
(Feb 11th, 2014)
By Erica Salmon, TeamSnap user, team mom, writer and guest author.
As my son moves into more serious soccer programs, the cost and the commitment are intensifying. The commitment is one thing … the cost is another! To help defray the costs of our kids’ academy, our team parents have been actively trying to do some fundraising. To date, we have sold cookie dough, raffled off NFL tickets and held two coin drops. But we find our kids asking the same neighbors and grandparents for support. The time has come to get creative! The time has come for Coach Bingo…. My sister (a football mom) recently ran a Coach Bingo Fundraiser at her kids’ elementary school and cleared $11,000 in one night. You read that correctly!
The Truth About Youth Sports Tryouts
(Jan 9th, 2014)
By Erica Salmon, TeamSnap user, team mom, writer and guest author
When my son first started trying out for select youth sports teams, I decided not to tell him he was attending tryouts. I was battling leaving our little town “rec” program as it was, and I didn’t think that at the age of 8 or 9, pointing out that a one-hour soccer workout was really a “make it or break it” performance went with his personality. He’s a very intense kid.