Announcement

2020 Kickoff Information

Posted by Pearland Pirates on Jan 29 2020 at 02:43PM PST
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Ahoy Pirates!

Welcome to the kickoff of the 19th year of Pirates swimming! There is a lot of important information in this so please read carefully!

2020 Registration
• Registration Opens for all swimmers: February 10, 2019
• Registration will be via the online registration process @ www.pearlandpirates.com
• Please note that the software CCSL changed last year. If you did not swim with Pirates last year, you will need to create a new account.
• Signup for pool & practice times will be later in April (ie – not a part of the registration process)

2020 Fee Summary
• New and returning swimmers – $180
USA swimmer – $155
• Junior coach – $60 (All junior coaches MUST register)
• High School swimmer (completed 9th grade) – $75
• Pre-racer – $150 (limited to 8 and under swimmers)
FAMILY MAX OF $375 – If your total is more than $375, please pay the total and the difference will be refunded to you.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities
• We are actively looking for additional sponsors for the upcoming swim season. We can use all of the community support that we can get and it would be great to get your help
• If you have a local company and are looking for advertising or community support opportunities, please contact us.
• Do you want to save money on your summer swim team registration? Of course you do! We have a new program this year to help benefit Pirates and to save you money. We are looking for local businesses to sponsor our team and you can help us. For each sponsor you bring in, you will receive a credit back on your registration. Once you turn in their check and their logo, you will earn a credit on your account based on the schedule below:

  • Olympic Sponsor ($1000): $100 Account Credit
  • Gold Sponsor ($750): $75 Account Credit
  • Silver Sponsor ($500): $50 Account Credit
  • Bronze Sponsor ($250): $25 Account Credit
    • Attached is the letter explaining the levels and benefits for you to give to the potential sponsors.
    • Please be sure to put your family’s last name on the form so you receive credit for any sponsors you bring in!

Volunteer information
• Please be aware that we will NOT be offering a volunteer buy out this season. All families will be required to volunteer in some capacity at every meet that your swimmer participates in. We will have plenty of opportunities for volunteering including shorter shifts, floating positions and more! Watch for more information coming soon!
• If you are unable to volunteer during meets, there are preseason and support positions available to you.
• We are still in need of volunteers to step up and become a committee head. Please remember this fulfills your volunteer responsibilities for the year! As with all volunteer positions you will never be asked to miss your child’s events. The board and fellow volunteers will always step in so you can step away and cheer on your swimmer. The following committees are in need of volunteers:

  • Roster Coordinator: This position will be responsible for submitting the completed roster to the CCSL with any changes prior to the start of the season and on Mondays during the meet portion of the season.
  • Sponsorship Coordinator: Responsibilities include coordinating a committee of volunteers to obtain sponsors, gather sponsor information and logos, and coordination of credits for members that participate in the sponsorship/tuition program.
  • Marketing/PR: We are looking for a person to head up this new committee! We want to spread the word about Pirates, our mission, the fun things we do and accomplishments our swimmers make. This will include helping with the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account. Possible coordination of yard signs, car decals etc. May also create flyers to be distributed at nearby elementary schools prior to registration start.
  • Ready area coordinator: You will be in charge of coordination of volunteers to staff the ready area during home meets. This will not mean that you work the ready area the whole time. Just make sure your volunteer slots are full and everyone arrives on time.
  • RASH chair: Really awesome swim helpers (RASH) is our junior junior coaching program. It was designed to get 6th to 8th grader ready and excited about making the transition to junior coaching. Responsibilities include coordination and signups, getting tank tops made for the kids, and coordination of signing volunteer forms for their hours for NJHS.
  • Computer chair: Are you great with computers and networking? We need a point person to help out before meets will updating and maintaining equipment and during meets if the clerk needs assistance.
    • Please email piratesswimboard@gmail.com with any questions or to let us know you are ready to sign up!

Miscellaneous
• Tryouts will be held at the Nat in late March or early April. There will be two dates to select if you are a new swimmer. 8U swimmer will need to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke safely. Ages 9 and up will be required to swim 50 yards of each.
• Packet pickup and meet your new coaching staff in May.
• The meet dates will all be held on Saturdays in late May and June. We will update this and send them out as soon as we have them.
• The champ series dates will be in mid July.
• Practice will begin around May 10th and pool signups will be announced as we confirm pools and set practice schedules for the year.

Finally, stay tuned to your email, our website, and our social media sites for all of the latest information leading up to the season.

Aargh!!

Pearland Pirates Board

The document PST_2020_Sponsorship_Letter.pdf was attached to this post.

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