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5 New Years’ Resolutions for successful sports club owners
28 December 2018

5 New Years’ Resolutions for successful sports club owners

It’s almost that time of year. We can almost see the ‘New Year, new me’ posts flooding our timelines. We honestly love the prospect of a fresh start at New Year. Humans love the idea of ‘starting fresh’ and ‘wiping the slate clean’. What’s more inspiring than a brand-new year? ‘Start the year as you mean to go on’ they always say. And we couldn’t agree more!

We speak to lots of club owners in the middle of the year. They sometimes say they're waiting until the start of next year before they make any major changes to their club. We get it, we all look forward to a break over Christmas. Time to de-stress, recuperate and think about getting your life together. Now that the time is here, where do you start?

We’ve put together some resolutions we think would be perfect for someone in your shoes.

 



1. Set your club some targets


What are you focusing on this year? It could be club growth, an increase in income or specific member’s progress. Whatever it is, make sure you have something you’re working towards, so you can measure if what you’re doing is successful.

Remember, you set your own goals. There’s no right or wrong.
 



2. Nail down your club admin


Been messing around with spreadsheets/incompetent systems for some time now? Now’s the time to make a change. Get your club on board with a sports club management software that truly cares about its users. One that can make a genuine difference to the way your club is organised.

This will save you so much time, stress and money.

 



3. Fuel yourself right


Being a sports club owner/coach means early mornings, long days and late nights most weeks. We know you wouldn’t change it for the world, but make sure you’re fuelling your body to be able to cope properly. Drink lots of water and lead a healthy lifestyle.
 



4. Be mindful


Early mornings and late nights can take its toll after a while. Practicing mindfulness can help you be present in the current moment and react rationally to situations going on around you. Mindfulness can help everyone, whether suffer with anxiety or not. Give it a try. We use an app called Headspace, where you can undertake short sessions of meditation for beginners, novices and experts.
 



5. Be easy on yourself


This is easier said than done. We all have personal/professional goals to achieve. But the thing is, when you’re working, making time for family, trying to maintain a social life, running a sports club and trying to give your all to everyone else apart from yourself, you can easily lose sight of your own goals.

Make a note to keep track of where you are with your own goals so you don’t let yourself fall behind. And go easy on yourself. Running a sports club on its own is tough work. Never mind with all your other commitments too. You’re doing an amazing job and make sure you regularly remind yourself of that.
 



We build such great relationships with the club owners that we work with. If you’re not one of them yet, we’d love to welcome you on board with Coacha.

If you’re looking to sort your out your sports club admin, sign up for a free trial and let us set your club up for you. And make sure you get in touch with any questions!

Testimonials

Taylor James

Taylor James

Sep 25, 2018

Always do their best to help sports clubs save time, money and do more things that they enjoy.

Kelly Loughlin

Kelly Loughlin

Sep 25, 2018

An amazing service, has saved me hours and hours of admin. Easy way to take payments and safely store athlete details. Such a huge weight off my shoulders!

Marley Hughes

Marley Hughes

Sep 6, 2018

Couldn't run my swimming classes without it now. The team are just great, really helpful, will always help you out. The system is really reliable - I tried a lot of different pieces of software and none matched Coacha for price and features. Thanks guys. x

Kim Readman

Kim Readman

Nov 7, 2018

Great software, still very much a work in progress, but fantastic so far and the customer service is absolutely first rate :)

Jess Mortimer

Jess Mortimer

Oct 1, 2018

We have just started using Coacha this season and honestly it is one of the best decisions I have made this year! I used to spend hours on admin, chasing people for payments, taking cash & cheques to the bank and then checking to make sure the payments had actually gone into our account. Now I no longer have to write out invoices or handle cash and Coacha wil... l do the chasing for payments for me - which is amazing! Whenever I have any questions I get straight on the phone and their amazing team have either got the problem solved in seconds, or they get back to me as soon as they can with a solution. I cannot recommended this software and the support team enough. Thank you from one happy and less stressed Cheerleading coach!  read more

Katie Dignan

Katie Dignan

Sep 25, 2018

Amazing software that has helped our club so much!

Nick Phillips-Holt

Nick Phillips-Holt

Jul 27, 2018

Coacha is superb. I run a shooting range in Gloucestershire and it helps me keep on top of my admin. Helpful support. Very good software that they should charge more for!

Alice BK Robinson

Alice BK Robinson

Jan 22, 2019

Brilliant service, saved us so much time in the office meaning we can spend more time actually coaching!! 100% recommend!

Brooke Hockley

Brooke Hockley

Sep 26, 2018

Before heading into our second season as a club and doubling in size we were very apprehensive about the administration aspect. I am so grateful to have come across coacha as it has made my life seamless in terms of the membership process among other factors such as data protection. We have also set up a stripe account to collect our monthly fees and I am very ex... cited about this as it is going to completely eliminate the tiresome process of chasing people. The report section of coacha is also really handy to be able to track who has set up their subscription. Taylor & the coacha team’s response time to feedback is excellent and I have been very impressed with the service so far. Coacha is revolutionising the way we work and they are doing a fantastic job!  read more

Molly Jewitt

Molly Jewitt

Jan 8, 2019

The Coacha software has made managing our swim school so much easier! So simple and straight forward to use and saves hours of admin work.
No more chasing people for payments getting half cash half bank transfers or having to think who paid what, everything is sorted out with a click of a button! Highly recommend, great software!

Taylor James

Taylor James

Sep 25, 2018

Always do their best to help sports clubs save time, money and do more things that they enjoy.

Kelly Loughlin

Kelly Loughlin

Sep 25, 2018

An amazing service, has saved me hours and hours of admin. Easy way to take payments and safely store athlete details. Such a huge weight off my shoulders!

Marley Hughes

Marley Hughes

Sep 6, 2018

Couldn't run my swimming classes without it now. The team are just great, really helpful, will always help you out. The system is really reliable - I tried a lot of different pieces of software and none matched Coacha for price and features. Thanks guys. x

Kim Readman

Kim Readman

Nov 7, 2018

Great software, still very much a work in progress, but fantastic so far and the customer service is absolutely first rate :)

Jess Mortimer

Jess Mortimer

Oct 1, 2018

We have just started using Coacha this season and honestly it is one of the best decisions I have made this year! I used to spend hours on admin, chasing people for payments, taking cash & cheques to the bank and then checking to make sure the payments had actually gone into our account. Now I no longer have to write out invoices or handle cash and Coacha wil... l do the chasing for payments for me - which is amazing! Whenever I have any questions I get straight on the phone and their amazing team have either got the problem solved in seconds, or they get back to me as soon as they can with a solution. I cannot recommended this software and the support team enough. Thank you from one happy and less stressed Cheerleading coach!  read more

Katie Dignan

Katie Dignan

Sep 25, 2018

Amazing software that has helped our club so much!




‘Coacha revolutionised my program administration and saves me time and money.’

Sarah Watkins - Program Direction - GCA Cheer