Championship Best Practices
July 27 2012 - With the 2011-2012 CCAA national championship season complete and next year’s host institutions busy preparing, summer is the ideal time to review our championship hosts’ best practices.
Following each CCAA championship, the host committee and national sport convenor create a final report outlining the tournament’s best practices.
Recent recommendations include:
- Partnering with local radio, print and television media to guarantee local coverage
- Partnering with local restaurants to provide a sponsored free meal for athletes
- Providing a detailed binder to coaches at accreditation
- Holding two coaches meetings; one prior to the championship, and another post-championship meeting to discuss the future of the sport and technical issues.
- Obtaining a sponsor to provide free transportation for local elementary and secondary students
- Installing a fan tent featuring music, video and sports games, food vendors and tournament clothing
- Creating a digital video montage featuring participating athletes
- Hosting the PING CCAA Golf National Championship at a golf resort
- Hosting the CCAA Curling Invitational Championship in adherence to a level one championship
Final reports were presented at the 2012 CCAA AGM and are available in the 2012 AGM Package.
They’ll help create a memorable experience for athletes, prevent frustrations and successfully increase your institution’s profile on the national stage.