Our Executive Board recently made the decision to extend ALL memberships one extra year due to the recent shutdown of athletics in California.
"We are in unprecedented times, and our leadership thought it was important to say to coaches 'We appreciate you!' It is the right thing do since we are sitting here at February 2nd, and still most coaches haven't actually coached in a competition this year," explained CCA President Chris Fore.
All coaches who join the association during the 2020-2021 school year will have their membership effective through June 30, 2022. This means that coaches will get two years of a membership for the price of one.
"This applies to all of our levels of memberships: individual, staff and institutional memberships. We hope that schools appreciate this gesture of good faith on behalf of the California Coaches Association, and we encourage schools to take advantage of this 2 for 1 deal!" Fore went on to explain.
A membership for an individual coach is $50.
A Staff Membership makes it even more cost effective for coaches as this level costs $60 and includes a membership for the Head Coach and two assistant coaches.
The Institutional Membership costs $300 to have 30 coaches covered, or $200 to have 20 coaches covered. Each coach after this is just $10.
One of the greatest benefits to coaches who join the membership is the $2,000,000 liability policy! Coaches simply cannot find this kind of liability coverage on their own. Districts should find great solace in insuring their coaches with this liability policy as well.
Members of the association can be nominated for Coach of the Year Awards, Hall of Fame awards and more. They can also take part in the new Coach2Coach Mentor Program.
According to Fore, the Executive Board and Section Representatives have been working up and down the state to help coaches navigate the current COVID-19 shutdown. Some districts are not allowing any workouts, and some districts are back to hosting Cross Country Championships. The association has helped coaches in their communication with their administration through these return to play issues.
They've also recently submitted a letter to the California Department of Public Health encouraging them to remove the tier system. Some members of the leadership team have also helped with research from around the Nation regarding the states who played football sports, helping to collect data related to COVID-19 policies, game cancellations and more.
Fore said "We wanted to look around the Nation at the more than 40 states who played sports during the Fall, to learn of best practices, to see what the spread of COVID-19 was in the states who played. We had some outstanding conversations with the leaders of other state associations, and folks in the state athletic offices."
For any questions about the 2 for 1 membership deal, or any of the ways that the California Coaches Association can support our coaches, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us on Twitter @CACoachesAssoc.