Post by wildcatslbcoach24 on Jun 14, 2019 9:30:25 GMT -6
Hello all, I was wondering how you all pitched upgrades for weightrooms to school administrators? The school that I coach track at needs a major overhaul of their weightroom. It is very out of date and I worry about liability issues due to this along with us not giving our student-athletes the proper training they need. They have 3 or so squat racks and 3 benches and a mismatched assortment of free weights and machines. If our school had a decent weightroom we could build dominant football, wrestling, and track programs. There are a couple of interesting challenges to this process:
- The School has 3 “small schools” inside of it that coop for sports, that’s 3 admin teams to talk to (I believe) and an AD to convince
- urban Ed school, have to pitch the “why” part of spending the money on this and not other items
How have you pitched to AD and admin the need for weightroom improvements? Any suggestions on companies to work with to get best bang for buck AND still get quality equipment? Are there any grants to put in for that could help reduce the schools’ out Of pocket expenses? Would it make sense to reach out to pro- sports or college teams for refurbished equipment?
We just put about $10,000 into our weight room this summer.
How'd we convince our superintendent to do it? Well, I made sure that there was a waiting list of kids to get into me Conditioning and Fitness PE classes. In fact, so mnay kids wanted in on the class, they added a third class for next year.
Second, we made sure to find excuses for the superintendent to come down to the weight room when the athletic teams were training in the morning. Our GBB coach will have 30+ girls in the weight room and football usually has around 20 (we are a co-op program so only about half the kids train at our school. There are also afternoon sessions that some of the kids attend rather than coming in the morning).
So, for us anyway, we needed to show our administration that we had outgrown our previous facility and we needed an upgrade. I think that would be a good place to start.
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