FUNDRAISING OBJECTIVE RESULTS 2012-2013
Making a Difference...
With input from our members, and following our long-term strategic plan developed by our Board, shown below are our objectives and achievements from the past 12 months:
1. Coaching Education, Retention of Quality Staff, and Recruitment of New Coaches:
- Patrick Bueno has joined our staff as a new full time coach. Patrick is a former collegiate coach with college and professional playing experience.
- Our coaching staff continues to further their coaching education at the highest levels. This year, we allocated $12,000 to send eight BRSC coaches to attend USSF or NSCAA coaching courses.
- BRSC Director of Coaching, Marvin Smith conducts on-site model education and training sessions every two weeks during the competitive season.
- Our volunteer coaches are top-notch. Through a partnership with Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, more than 130 recreational coaches have been trained through the Volunteer Coaching Certification Program.
- Through our scholarship programs, qualifying recreational, competitive and adult members can receive funding assistance to offset registration expenses. Last year, we gave out $26,150.93 in scholarships to deserving members.
- The Ryan Tapp Endowed Scholarship Fund provides funding to offset the cost of registration for two recreational members per season.
- The Bauder Family Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship for one competitive member per season.
3. Improve and Create Outreach Programs:
- Through our new Sports Medicine Program, our members can now have their injuries evaluated, treated, and get priority appointments at Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic. This program, in partnership with Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic, allowed us to hire Tabitha McReynolds, a certified athletic trainer, as director of the program.
- More players with disabilities can play soccer thanks to our Inclusive Soccer Program. This partnership between BREC, the ARC Baton Rouge and BRSC provides equipment, fields and coaching education for coaches working with players with disabilities.
- We are providing enhanced training for our youth players through the Raising Cane’s Free Youth Clinics. Offered throughout the fall and spring seasons, last year, 850 youth players participated.
- We are finding other ways to focus on health. We have partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to bring the Louisiana 2 Step program to our members. The resources and tools of 2 Step are available to our entire membership.
- BRSC partnered with Zachary Area Soccer Association (ZASA). As their players join our leagues, Baton Rouge Soccer will provide coaching education, infrastructure, player development, additional program options and marketing support to ZASA.
4. Improvements at Burbank complex:
- More lighted fields. BRSC spent $123,455 to complete the Burbank Light Expansion Project. By adding lights to 2.5 more fields, we now have eight fully lighted fields at the Burbank Complex.
- Better playing surfaces. BRSC spent $22,444 to overseed all fields at the Burbank Complex with winter rye grass to keep the fields green all year long.