There’s no denying that playing sports is a brilliant way to keep in shape and have fun at the same time. Have you ever watched your favorite team playing and wished that you could do something similar yourself?
The good news is that it’s easy to set up an amateur sports team. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing with a group of friends, workmates or people from your local community. If you want to set up a team, today’s handy guide will show you how to do so.
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What sport will you and your teammates play?
The first question to ask, and arguably the most important one to answer, is what sport you will all play. If you’re on a budget, the best sports to play are football, tennis and basketball.
It’s important that you can all play one particular sport at a reasonable level. Otherwise, you’re all just wasting your time and money playing something you might hate!
What league should you join?
The next thing to do is decide what league you want to join. Of course, you have the option of playing amongst yourselves. But, if you wish to play with other like-minded people, you will need to join a league of some description.
You should do some online research and determine which leagues are suitable for your skill level. After all; the last thing you want to do is invest your time playing somewhere that is “out of your league”!
How much money do you need to invest?
If you want to set up an amateur sports team, there’s no escaping the fact that you’ll need to spend some money. The kinds of things you all need to pay for include:
- Venue fees; and
- League fees.
The prices will vary depending on what sport you play, where you play it and who you play against. Just be mindful that you’ll need a budget when organizing a new sports team. It’s worth agreeing who will be in charge of your team’s financial affairs. That way, everything can get documented properly and kept in order.
What will you call yourselves?
One of the most important decisions you and your other team members will face is what to call yourselves! As a team playing in a sport, you need to have a collective name. It’s worth bearing in mind the following points:
- You shouldn’t use someone else’s team name;
- The name should contain vulgar or offensive names and terms; and
- It should be a memorable and easy to read name.
Don’t forget that your team name will appear on all official uniforms, documents and public notices. The last thing you want to do is choose a name that you will all end up hating!
Who will design your team logo?
Last, but not least, you need to have a logo designed for your team. Again, it shouldn’t be a copy of anyone else’s logo. It’s worth getting a graphic designer to come up with some concepts for you.
Good luck with setting up your new amateur sports team!