As a Team Captain, your major responsibilities will include:
One of the hardest things you may encounter as a team captain is recruiting employees. You will want to recruit participants from every area or department, which may prove difficult. Here are some general ideas that have worked in the past:
- Choose a few people from your main departments to help you recruit.
- Meet on a regular basis with these individuals to plan and implement your strategies.
- Get the word out! Communication is the key. Bulletin boards and information given out with paychecks is a good way to get the message out, but don't rely on these alone. One-on-one communication is the best way to reach everyone.
- Use the Entry Form and Event Calendar in the Corporate Challenge Handbook or on the Registration web page to find out which events employees want to participate in.
- Make numerous copies of the Corporate Challenge Official Entry Release Form and give them to each department. Some companies created waivers for each event to be signed by participants, or you can find our form on the Registration web page.
- Take advantage of email and the YMCA website. All event updates and event descriptions are on our site.
- Weekly employee meetings are a good way to present the program. It is a chance to tell people what Corporate Challenge is all about and answer any questions.
Fill Out Forms
- Fill out the Official Entry Form with the number of participants competing in each event, the total number participating, and your company division.
- Get every participant to sign the Official Entry Release Form. Return all signed forms to the YMCA.
- Fill out Participants in Team Events forms with names and ages.
- Attend the Captains Meeting on Monday, August 28.
- Be the liaison between your employees and the YMCA.
- We are happy to collect sponsor fees at the end of Corporate Challenge when we send out participation bills and invoices.
- The Participation Fee is based on how many individuals/teams compete in each event. The Participation Fee bill will be mailed to the team captain by October 2. Any payments received after December 4 will be assessed a 10% late fee.