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Check List for the 10 and Under Workshop Host Site Director

Before WorkshopDay of the WorkshopAfter the Workshop

Before the date of the workshop:

At least 1 Month in Advance:

_____ Submit an application for approval

Immediately after receiving approval:

_____ Promote the Workshop (20 participants needed)

In addition to your coaches you can help the community by inviting others who might be interested in working with children 10 and under. High School Coaches, After School Providers, Boys & Girls Clubs, Parks & Recreation Instructors, Moms, Dads and Grandparents are just some of the people who may attend. Customizable marketing materials be at www.usta.com/ctmarketing.

    _____ Register participants & collect fees
    If you have not used online registration, keep a list of the people who have signed up and
   paid for your workshop. Collecting the funds prior to the workshop will help ensure their
   attendance the day of the workshop. Online registration is optional through Active.com. You
   will be contacted by an Active representative to help set up your registration.

   2 weeks in advance:

    _____Confirm estimated participant number
   Respond to the email from oncourttraining@usta.com with your number of participants. This
   number is used to determine the materials sent for your workshop. To allow for any
   walk-ins, please order a few extra sets of materials. Materials can only be shipped once to
   each workshop location.

    _____ Contact your trainer, discuss details
   Our trainers are all USPTA and/or PTR certified and receive intensive training. They look
   forward to discussing your needs and the makeup of your audience. If the trainer is flying in,
   please provide ground transportation
    _____ Secure extra equipment if necessary
   You will receive some red foam balls and orange balls for your workshop as well as one
   18ft. net. You may need to supplement this supply. You will need enough 21" and 23"
   racquets for every participant. Work with your trainer and your section to secure enough
   equipment for your workshop.

    1 week in advance:

    _____ Review workshop details/schedule with trainer
   Touching base with your trainer(s) will help to make sure that you are both on the same
   page. This is a great time to   let them know the number of participants expected and any
   last minute details can be worked out. Together you will make a powerful combination for a
   successful workshop.

    2-3 days in advance:

   _____ Receive and unpack materials from NetKnacks
   Your materials will arrive about 2-3 days before the workshop. Open the boxes check the
   contents against the enclosed instructions. Email oncourttraining@usta.com immediately if
   there is a problem with the shipment.
   The day of the workshop:

_____ Arrive 1 ½ hours early for set-up.
   Ensuring that everything is set up prior to your guests arriving makes for a great start to the
   day. Your trainer will also appreciate time with you to go over last minute details before the
   _____ Assist the trainer with set-up.
   Many trainers will take care of the majority of set-up on their own, but there may be some
   things that they will need help with. Your assistance is always greatly appreciated
   _____ Greet and register the participants.

   Having a registration area where you can actually greet the attendees creates a great start
   to the activities. They will appreciate meeting the host personally.
   _____ Distribute participant manuals at registration.

   The participant manual will be used by the participants throughout the day. Please make
   sure to hand out a pen as well. All other items for the participants should be held until the  
   end of the workshop.
   _____ Help collect participant evaluations & distribute practice plans as evaluations are
                turned in.

   The data collected on the evaluations is critical to planning future workshops. We
   appreciate your efforts to have everyone in attendance complete an evaluation. Once an
   evaluation is completed please give each participant the Learn to Rally and Play Book.
   _____ Review participant evaluations with the trainer

   Like you, the trainer has a vested interest in the outcome of the workshop. Taking a few
   moments to review the participant evaluations together can be a very rewarding experience.
   The trainer will then take the evaluations and send them to the national office.

    After the workshop: 

   _____Return extra sets of materials to Netknacks.

   If you have 5 sets or more of the participant materials left over, we ask that you return them
   using the return address information from Netknacks.

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Additional questions or concerns?  Please contact us at oncourttraining@usta.com.

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