Memorandum

Memorandum of Understanding for 2019-2020 Competition Season

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The Naydenov Booster Club understands that gymnastics is an intensive and an expensive sport.  In order to foster the talent of promising gymnasts and ensure coach and gymnast safe performance, we have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Naydenov Booster Club agrees to:

  • Fundraise and cover the coaching costs of agreed upon meets (payment per session, hotel stipend, air fare, car rental, per diem per day for food, and incidentals as appropriate).
  • Fundraise/pay for 3-6 meets per season, decided upon by coaches.
  • Fundraise/pay for no more than one optional (aka non-mandatory) fly away meet for compulsory gymnasts.
  • Fundraise/pay for no more than one expected fly away meet for optional gymnasts.
  • Fundraise/pay for no more than 2 additional optional fly away meets for optional gymnasts as needed for elite testing, college gymnastics preparation/recruiting purposes, and experience at bigger meets as needed.
  • Fundraise towards the NBC National Fund to apply to the significantly higher entrance fees and coaching costs of Regionals, Westerns, and Nationals.
  • Support the coaches level selection for each athlete, keeping in mind the safety of the athlete as the most important determinant. If there are concerns, the parent should discuss with a coach outside of practice hours.
  • Manage parent questions and concerns as possible by ensuring there is a team parent for each practice team. If the team parent cannot answer a parent’s question, they will direct concerns to a board member prior to involving the coach.
  • Provide coaches with a copy of the ByLaws and Financial Procedures so that they understand the expectations of each gymnast family as well as expectations for reimbursement related to coaching costs at competitions.
  • Create an “Intent to Compete Form” for gymnast’s parent(s) to commit to meets on USAG Night. All expected meets should be attended unless reasoning is given to VP of C&C (who would notify coaches).
  • Create a “Coach Meet Intent to Attend Form” for coaches to declare which meets they will be attending. (These should be submitted and approved ideally at least one week prior to the meet or the booster club may not cover the costs or session fees of/for the coach.)
  • Cover the hotel and travel fees of coaches in training, provided they make every attempt to share car rides, rental cars, and hotel rooms; and that the coach in training receives clearance from the booster club board prior to attending as above.

Naydenov Owner, Kevin Jenkins, agrees to:

  • Support both the coaches and the booster club in order to support the competitive athletes.
  • Act as a positive and objective mediator between the coaches and booster club if either is in disagreement.
  • Training for coaches – Pay entry fees for National Congress, Regional Congress and/or State Congress. (Coaches will need to pay for their own travel arrangements, hotel, and food.)
Naydenov coaches agree to:
  • Enter into 3-6 meets per regular season prior to Sectionals, State, Regionals, Westerns and Nationals.
  • Attend local meets as possible (within a 4 hour driving radius)
  • Attend no more than one optional (aka non-mandatory) fly away meet for compulsory
  • gymnasts, understanding that if there is low gymnast commitment on USAG Night, it may not be financially viable to attend.
  • Attend no more than one expected fly away meet for optional gymnasts
  • Attend no more than 2 additional optional fly away meets for optional gymnasts as needed for elite testing, college gymnastics preparation or recruitment support, or preparation for Westerns/Nationals. However, if there is low gymnast commitment on USAG Night, it may not be financially viable to attend these meets.
  • During meet selection, the coaches will keep in mind the locations of State, Regionals, Westerns such that on years with more expensive post season meets, less expensive and/or fewer fly away meets will be attended.
  • Provide projected level information at least one week prior to USAG night to the athletes directly. The coach is encouraged to ask the team parent to help notify parents by e-mail of the gymnast’s projected level or the coach may notify parents directly. If a team parent is employed, he/she would maintain the confidentiality of each athlete.
  • Fill out and submit a “Coach Meet Intent to Attend Form,” ideally 1-2 weeks prior to a meet. (If additional coaches are needed for safety or training, this must be cleared by the booster club board.)
  • Keep the level of a compulsory gymnast constant throughout the season with the exception of attending test out meets for this exclusive purpose.
  • Choose competitive gear that is reasonably priced and with an understanding of the sensory and comfort needs of the athletes
 
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