All Volunteer Sport?
Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:20 AM
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:30 AM
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:17 AM
For me, it isn't really about saving $20, it is more just about the recognition of having helped out. It makes me feel more a part of "the team"... I hope that makes sense... It is "my match". While I still RO and help with clean up/tear down at any/every match I go to, they are not "my match"...
We are a volunteer sport, but I have watched far too many people "volunteer" to have fun, without helping with set up, or tear down.... How many shooters have you seen, or who you know, that have participated in the sport for years, but will not be bothered to attend an RO class, RO local events, help out at all at matches?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:41 PM
Setup and RO- $10
MD and Stats- Free (not really, time is money)
This is how we do it at our club and I think it is fair. Considering all the time the Stats and MD commit to each match I think that they should shoot for free at larger clubs. We average 50-60 shooters during the winter and 75-85 shooters during the summer so the Stats and MD is no joke even for a local Lvl 1 match during the summer. Plus our Stats guy is the primary guy for stage design to and that is a chore in and of itself.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:07 AM
BOD and State Match Director (if it's our turn to host) shoot free for the year.
But we only charge $5.00 a match so for the paying guys it's not that big a deal.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 08:09 AM
We do the same but limit the setup discount to club members.
My Club reduces the match fee by $5.00 for those who RO or help set up the day prior.
$20 - Non-member fee
$15 - Non-member who volunteers to RO his squad
$15 - Member fee
$10 - Member fee who volunteeers to RO his squad
$10 - Member fee who helped during the 5 to 8 hours that it takes to build a 7-8 stage match
If you don't have some type of incentive, the same guys end up doing all the work and eventually will get burned out. Been there. Done that. Stopped shooting USPSA for 5 years because of it.
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