Fundraising Tips for Strength and Conditioning Programs
This is a topic that most of us hate. Fundraising for Strength and Conditioning programs have become a necessity because many programs don't have the money included in the budget for updating the weight room and replacing equipment that has been broken. At many of the schools that I have been at I used to bargain and plead with the other coaches in the PE department to give me everything they could. During spring I would put together a list with prices of what we need for the following year. By that time most coaches were out of money and we never got the equipment we needed. Many strength and conditioning programs at high schools, middle schools, and small universities don't even have a fundraising program. Sometimes coaches are intimidated by the prospect of fundraising. It creates more work for the already overworked strength coach. But it is a necessity if we want to provide the best program for our athletes.