CCAA Championship Best Practices
June 1, 2011 - With the 2010/11 season of CCAA championships complete, next season’s institutions busy preparing and a new round of hosts soon to be decided upon, Spring is the ideal time to review our championship hosts’ best practices.
Following each championship, the host committee collaborates with the CCAA national sport convenor to create a final report outlining the tournament’s best practices and recommendations. Their reports ensure future hosts will create a memorable experience for athletes and successfully increase the institution’s profile on the national stage. If you are considering hosting a CCAA championship, please contact the CCAA office to obtain copies of past reports.
Recent recommendations include:
- Sending event posters to local CCAA schools and high schools.
- Training minor officials and video production staff at league games prior to championship
- Recruiting up to 150 student volunteers from relevant programs of study
- Hosting a hospitality event for parents
- Scheduling daily meetings for the host committee and officials during the tournament
- Providing athletes with water, snacks, or post-game meals.
- Posting images on Flickr.com to give media and sports information directors quick access to high-resolution photos
- Obtain gift bag products from sponsors unable to provide monetary donations.
- Host a green event by securing clean-energy provider Bullfrog Power as an in-kind sponsor
- Type up game sheets with team rosters prior to tournament.
Final reports for the 2010/11 season will be presented at the CCAA AGM in June, and will be available from the CCAA office upon request. Prevent headaches, ensure success and guarantee that your CCAA championship will be the most innovative ever.