Huron Booster Club
Team Representatives Guide
Team Representatives by Sport
Huron High School Booster Club is composed of hard working committed parent volunteers who make an important contribution to the overall excellence of our high school athletic program. Through this organization, parents work to promote and support the interscholastic athletic programs while forming a stronger bridge between their child’s home and school life.
The commitment of parents to common goals and objectives is an essential element of the Booster Club. The organization and structure of the Huron Boosters plays a major role in establishing and maintaining this tradition of commitment and involvement. Through well defined positions and clear objectives within the organization, the Huron Boosters establish a core group of parent leaders who serve the athletic program by demonstrating support and participation as well as calling upon the rest of the athletic parent community for larger projects and fund raisers.
While all parents and other persons interested in the athletic community are encouraged to become members of the Booster club, the business affairs of the club are generally managed by an Executive Committee comprised of the school’s athletic director, the club’s officers, committee chairpersons and a parent representative(s) from each sport.
Athletic Team Representatives
Athletic team representatives are the heart of the Huron Boosters. A two-year term in office is a common and recommended practice. The first year as team representative-elect, or alternate team representative, and the second year as the primary team representative. A two-year term helps assure orientation, training, and continuity to the role of team representative and provides a broad base of parent leaders for club projects.
Team representatives should communicate frequently with the coaching staff. Both the representative and coaches should work collectively to plan and organize the various activities of the sport and coordinate the efforts of the sport’s parent group with that of the booster club as a whole.
Team representatives are generally the workers and leaders of a successful booster club. By structuring the duties of the team representatives as described above, the leadership and work of a booster club are both shared and distributed among many facets which will result in a powerful organization that makes critical contributions towards its athletic program.
Ann Arbor Huron Booster Club
Executive Board Officers
Executive Board Members
Elected At-large Members
Spirit Shop Chair
Guidelines for Team Representatives
Each team or club is expected to recruit a team representative and an alternate from among the families of the team members and/or coaches. We encourage participation from underclass parents, so as to facilitate a smooth transition from year-to-year.
Team representatives may not be a team representative for more than one sport. Executive Board members may not be a permanent team representative.
Team representatives are not necessarily responsible for being the only persons from the teams who participate in Booster Club activities. Their responsibility is to ensure that, when needed, they can provide the Booster Club with volunteer parents and athletes from their sport to carry out the projects of the club. Other duties include securing Booster Club memberships from the families involved in the sport represented, working with the coaches to establish and communicate the annual needs of the sport and to communicate Booster Club projects regularly to parents of the sport represented.
A Team Representative is expected to
q Attend all Booster Club general meetings. Be prepared to represent the
coaches and sport on all issues, especially those which require a vote.
If you cannot attend a meeting, the alternate representative or a
member of the coaching staff may serve as a substitute.
q Coordinate efforts with the team alternate representative.
q Chair, co-chair, or actively serve as needed on at least one major
recognition program during the year.
q Chair, co-chair or actively serve as needed on at least one fund raising
initiative during the year.
q Assist in obtaining booster club memberships from team parents, friends
and fans directly involved in the sport represented.
q Secure volunteers from the sport represented when support is needed for
various booster club activities.
q Work with the coaching staff to establish annual needs of the sport
q Communicate booster club projects and initiatives regularly to all parents
form the sport represented.
Team representatives must participate in at least one Booster Club fundraising project, one work project and one recognition program during the fiscal twelve-month term as team representative.
q Membership Campaign
q Concession Programs
q Spirit Shop
q Brick Program
q Golf Outing
q Advertising Sign Program
q Artisan Market
q Phonathon Campaign
q Endowment Campaign
q Leadership and Coach Forums
q Scholar Athlete Program
q Hall of Fame Banquet
q Parent and Coach Appreciation events
q Campus beautification
q Trophy case cleaning
q Concessions cleaning
q Student registration table
q Spirit Shop Cleaning
Participation in the above, as well as attendance to the general meetings is imperative for inclusion in the following Booster Club programs.
1. Concession lottery draw held prior to each sports season.
2. Banquet funds available from the General Fund ($2 per active athlete on
the roster, minimum of $50 per fiscal year).
3. Consideration for additional funds (from the General Fund) to assist in
paying for extraordinary team expenses.
4. Participation in the grant fund program requesting supplemental
funding for team equipment.