Do You Have A School Sponsor?

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  1. AScheer

    AScheer Slow your roll, Sparkle. Worlds T-Shirt Designer

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    We are restructuring our staff. Trying to be more efficient and place coaches in the role that will most benefit the team and all of the schedules. In all of my years coaching, this was the first having a school sponsor. It was a mess because of the woman in the role. None of our coaches are school employees, so I am in the works to have a new one next year so that we have someone at the school when needed. Working on typing out job duties / expectations. Does your program have a school sponsor? What role do they play? How much are they paid (pm if that's sensitive info.) I'd love any tips on finding a great fit and working with a sponsor!

     
  2. OldskoolKYcheercoach

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    I’m not sure what the definition of school sponsor is.

    I give the school athletic secretary a partial stipend to be my go-to person in the building. She collects forms and payments, screens calls, and is on our Teamsnap account so she’s generally up to date with team information. She has the gym calendars and can get them reserved for me when needed. She is worth 10x’s what I’m able to pay her, but I refer to her as our administrative assistant as opposed to a sponsor.
     
  3. ScottyB

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    I would assume like a Spirit Coordinator type role for the team. Not a coach but still in charge of things related to the team and the athletes.

    My wife had one that was a teacher at the school she coached at back in TN. I will ask her about it and see what she says to report back.
     
  4. cheer25mom

    cheer25mom Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Our coaches must teach at the school.
     
  5. WinstonsGirl

    WinstonsGirl I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    All school teams in my area are required to have a teacher supervisor, or at least a school board appointed supervisor. They are not paid, as this is seen as extra curricular duties for their job (they still get their regular teacher salary). This person could also be the coach, as many of our school programs are coaches by teachers within the school.

    They could be responsible from anywhere between attending the competition only as the official supervisor, to doing all of the paperwork, budgets, fundraising, etc. and anywhere in between. Some coaches will do all of the administrative stuff, even if they're not employed by the board if they have a teacher who doesn't know cheer and is just there as a supervisor. Coaches are not paid in my area at schools. They are all strictly volunteer, though I try to get them a nice gift card/gift at the end of the year.
     
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    tojofasho I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Wow, I can't believe coaches aren't paid where you're at and teachers are expected to take on additional coaching responsibilities under their job stipulations - what state is this?! I understand some teachers are passionate about the sports and wouldn't mind doing the extra work for no pay, but for the teachers who have no idea anything about the sport and are being forced to sponsor it? That's insane to me. I really hope the parents appreciate their coaches a heck of a lot more at least!
     
  7. WinstonsGirl

    WinstonsGirl I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I'm up in Canada. I don't think any coaches are paid here at all. And teachers aren't forced to sponsor teams. However, it is expected that we participate in extra curricular activities. We can pick which we want to take on though. It could be a sports team, math club, leadership, student government, graduation activities, etc. And while we're not forced to, if you don't help out with something, your Principal will likely find a way to move you to a new school eventually.

    Most of the Phys-Ed teachers I know run the majority of the school sports teams. My school does this and also has some parent volunteer coaches for other teams when we run out of teachers
     
  8. cheer25mom

    cheer25mom Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    We are paid, but not nearly enough. it amounts to less than $100 a month after taxes.