With final fall registration events in full swing, there isn’t a better time to start thinking about fun ways to register new families and have fun while doing it! Check out our three suggestions below:
1. Use the COPA or EUROS tournaments to your advantage. Choose a location for your next registration event where a popular soccer match is playing or even host a viewing party. Families will come with their game faces on and you might even register a few extra people. If you decide to host it at a local restaurant that’s playing the game, ask for coupons or discounted prices for AYSO players, families and volunteers.
2. Change the venue. Host a registration event in a different part of town to help spread the word or a family-friendly event like a Farmer’s Market. You may reach a whole new demographic of families!
3. Form collaborations. Work with non-competing groups or organizations. Set-up a table at your registration event, advertising their organizations and ask them to do the same for you. Possible collaborations could include:
• Boy/Girl Scouts
• Nursery schools
• School clubs
Making your Region’s registration day(s) a memorable event is an opportunity to not only set a good impression with potential players and volunteers, but is also a great way to get positive word of mouth about your Region and all it has to offer.
Do you have registration event suggestions? Email us and your ideas and we may share them in a future AYSO Insider!