Coach Travel, perdiem, forms...

Coach Travel, perdiem, forms...

Post by daley.ordu.son.o.. » Fri, 08 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Several questions were discussed at a Board meeting last night and we thought
we would gather input from other clubs as to how they handle the following:

Do you have a set perdiem for a coach to spend while at an away swim meet?

If yes, how much and would you give a breakdown of meals & lodging.

Does your club provide a credit card for the coach to utilize while traveling
- in order to streamline process?

Do you provide travel expense forms for your coach to complete prior to or on
return from (or both) an away swim meet?

How do you consider Hospitality meals?

Do you have a certain ratio of swimmers/coach that you consider in how many
coaches you are willing to pick up the tab for?

All responses to the above would be greatly appreciated as we are in the
planning process for implementing travel guidelines.

In response to several of the individuals considering a coach on the Board,
here is how our Club handled it:

The Meet Director has a more important value to sit on the Board. The Coach is
always invited to provide his input, offer suggestions to enable him to coach
the swimmers better and to ask us to problem solve issues of concern. The Club
interviewed and hired him to coach not to run the club.

Marina Daley, Communications Chair
Lake Oswego Swim Club
Lake Oswego, Oregon


 
 
 

Coach Travel, perdiem, forms...

Post by JamesB18 » Sat, 09 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I am also interested in hearing how such items are handled.

In response to previous message though, wouldn't you agree that a coach's
job in and of itself is so involved with the running of a club that he/she
must have a vote and possibly more power than any one board member.  What
happens when the club has money to spend on equipment, the coach wants it
and the board wants to hold on to it for something else?

 
 
 

Coach Travel, perdiem, forms...

Post by Michael Barnesd » Fri, 15 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
> In response to previous message though, wouldn't you agree that a coach's
> job in and of itself is so involved with the running of a club that he/she
> must have a vote and possibly more power than any one board member.  What
> happens when the club has money to spend on equipment, the coach wants it
> and the board wants to hold on to it for something else?

The club which I coach for has recently gone through some changes that
pertain to this subject.  Up until this season, the club had been run by a
parents board.  The head coach, who also runs a Swim-America Program, set
up a company and basically wrested control of the club from the parents.
Some parents took their kids and left while others saw the intelligence in
this arrangement.  The coach now has the final say on everything
concerning the club including ability matching swimmers into practice
groups, meet selection, hiring of assistant coaches, etc.  It also helps
to have an actual business responsible for the club by allowing the
purchase of health insurance by coaches, federal tax with-holding, etc.
The parent group still exists and their input is always welcome and often
actively sought by the coaching staff, but they are not in an
advisory/support role and I think the whole arrangement is better because
of it.

   lator
      mike barnes

P.S. We recieve a per diem of $5.00 per session for in town meets and
$25.00 per day for out of town meets.  In addition, in our LSC, the meet
hosts generally provide free food for coaches at all sessions.  Hotel
rooms are paid for up front by the club.  Generally per diems are received
after the meet with our next pay check.

      Westerville Aquatic Club