State advisors and coaches, have you had a statewide coaches meeting to plan for the coming year? Wisconsin did last week. Utilizing a conference call, the coaches got together to discuss the items on their agenda. They started the call by going through the new Scholastic Pistol Program rule changes for this season. Rick Leach, the SPP Director of Development, joined them on their call and answered questions on the rules and explained the reasons for the new rules. They also heard about planned fundraising opportunities for the year, including a national SPP fundraising banquet which will be hosted in Wisconsin in 2016.
Wisconsin Coaches picked a date and location for their Wisconsin State SPP Championship, and also discussed hosting a NRA Level 1 Pistol Coaches Class, which is now scheduled for February 6-7, 2016. Coach assistance with recruiting new teams was also discussed. Wisconsin is currently in second place for number of participants in SPP and they are shooting to pass Tennessee to become #1. (A little friendly state competition) With that in mind, they heard about how coaches recruiting new teams should have that new team put the coach’s name that referred them on the new team registration form. Those coaches recruiting new teams will be entered into a drawing for a great prize at nationals. Stay tuned for the announcement of that great prize, which will be coming soon.
The two hour conference call helped to keep everyone informed without coaches having to travel long distance. If your state is interested in setting up a conference call, contact Rick Leach at 262-894-4284 or firstname.lastname@example.org to assist you.