FYSA Bucks A Recreational Grant Program John Stacey VP of Coach/Player Development Why? Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to fostering the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of Florida’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. Our job is also to make it fun and instill a lifelong passion for the sport in young players. What is “FYSA Bucks”? • Voucher program to invest in recreational coaches and players • Vouchers may be redeemed for goods and services through Florida Youth Soccer Association • Not intended to cover major expenses • All affiliates in good standing qualify—NO APPLICATIONS!! How many do we get? • FYSA Bucks will be based on recreational player registrations for the 2012/13 FYSA Year • Affiliates in good standing will be awarded 2 FYSA Bucks for every recreational registration* • Example: A club with 500 recreational players will be allotted 1000 FYSA Bucks *Does not include no-charge players How will we get ‘em? • The amount of the FYSA Bucks award will be communicated via email to the AOR in July 2013 prior to the AGM • Specific instructions will be included regarding redemption of the FYSA Bucks • Affiliates will be asked to plan their purchases and make a single order for goods and services • Possible plans to have a FYSA Bucks store at the AGM—would not be subject to the single order What stuff can we buy? • Current proposed items include: – SCORE SPORTS merchandise such as cones, pinnies, balls, flags and other basic soccer equipment – FYSA Educational Courses • Parent/Player Clinic (PPC): clinic including players and a parentcoach education unit that focuses on age specific training. Current cost to clubs: $250 flat, no minimum/maximum. • Youth Modules: age specific training with appropriate activities for youth players for U6/8, U8/10, or U10/12 levels. Current cost to clubs: $25/attendee, $375 deposit. • F Certificate: The entry level course to 11 a side soccer. This is the preparatory course for the E certificate course and may be held in one day or split over two days. Current cost to clubs: $50/attendee, $750 deposit How will we buy stuff? • General Steps: – Affiliate will place order with FYSA Office – FYSA Staff will verify sufficient FYSA Bucks are available – FYSA Staff will place order with vendor and have products direct shipped; shipping costs will be deducted from FYSA Bucks – FYSA Staff will work with affiliate to schedule coach courses or other modules What about the future? • PILOT program • If renewed, other vendors/products/services may be added • Program will remain Recreational-focused • Feedback from affiliates will be important FYSA Bucks A Recreational Grant Program ANY QUESTIONS?