Well take all the people we can get who are interested and want to do what is necessary to stay on our list –exam –travel
Training We rely on the AB associations to do the basic training We conduct specialized training clinics wherever there is a need and a local host
Retention of Officials
Do WE lose members?
Why do officials quit? Changing circumstances Conflict Harassment
Attitude Why dont I get the good games? When will I get to work more important or showcase events? How come the same people always do the Finals? Why do I always have to do girls games or elementary games? Im better than he/she is.
Why do officials leave OUR active ranks? they cant keep up theyve done it long enough and want to give the opportunity to younger members
Old Soldiers observing and evaluating mentoring - teaching local recruits volunteering at fund raising events for the local WC team Commissioners
What can we do to keep the younger ones? Indicate their worth –to the organization –to the sport
Find out if theyre happy
Ask if they have ideas for improving the organization
Make the avocation more enjoyable and less like work accentuate the positive in meetings hold social events both with and without significant others travel together go to meals together )SMILE
Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association (CWBA) Trevor Kerr – VP Technical