USSA Programs

Club Excellence Workshops

Various Club Expert Consultants and Brian Krill, the USSA’s Club Development Manger, will conduct Club Excellence Workshop webinars. These workshops will focus on the major elements that contribute to club success by further presenting and discussing the Best Principles and Practices contained in the Guide to Club Excellence.

The desired outcomes of these webinars is to:
•    Provide guidance to clubs in a variety of areas key to club success
•    Present and discuss the principles and practices of USSA Club Excellence
•    Include and engage more expertise and manpower within the club communities
•    Engage with more targeted contacts within the clubs
•    Exchange ideas, collaborate and encourage more club-to-club education
•    Assist clubs (and address questions) seeking certification or preparing for certification

We strongly suggest you think through who your club may want to involve in the various topics – especially if the primary club leader doesn’t have the time.

If you have questions about these workshops, or would like to voice specific club concerns that may be addressed in these workshops please contact the Club Development Manger at

All Club Excellence Workshop webinars will be held at 11:00am MST, and will last for approximately 90 minutes. Agendas will typically be set as follows:

•    (30) Minutes – Presentation of Topic
•    (20) Minutes – Individual Clubs and Participants submit real-time examples of challenges and questions in the topic area
•    (30 - 40) Minutes – Questions Addressed and Examples Discussed

An annualized agenda following the Guide to Club Excellence can be seen in the table below.  Workshops will be held on either a Tuesday or Thursday (always at 11am MST) toward the middle of each month. Reminders of the date, time and topic will be sent out at the beginning of each month.

MayLeadership and Governance
JuneFinance and Fundraising
JulyFostering Club Culture
AugustPR, Marketing and Communications
SeptemberHuman Resources
OctoberAthlete and Child Safety - Club Culture Revisited
NovemberUSSA Club Programming
DecemberUSSA Club Logistics
FebruaryProgram Evaluation and Measuring Club Success
AprilAssessing Organizational outcomes and Measuring Program Results


Club Excellence Webinar Information

Upcoming Webinars:

"Leadership and Governance - Building and Sustaining a Strategically Diverse Board"

Thursday May 21, 2015 11am MST

To join via Browser:

Meeting ID: 264-688-911

Call in number: 1 (646) 982 - 0240

PIN: 973249#



Club Excellence Workshop Recordings

April 2015:

Best Practices in Athlete Evaluation for all Stages of Development

November 2014:

Incorporating Feedback into your Program - best Principles and Practices due to technical difficulties this presentation was not recorded

Handout - Positive Coaching Alliance: Coach Job Description

Handout - Positive Coaching Alliance: Athlete Coaching Evaluation

Handout - Positive Coaching Alliance: Parent Coaching Evaluation

October 2014: SafeSport for USSA Clubs - Child Protection

Webinar Recording - SafeSport for USSA Clubs for handout see USSA Club Resource Center - Child Protection

September 2014: Human Resources - Position Descriptions and Evaluation

Webinar Recording - Position Descriptions and Evaluation

August 2014: PR and Marketing

Webinar Recording - PR and Marketing

July 2014: Fostering USSA Club Culture

Webinar Recording - Fostering Club Culture

June 2014: USSA Club Finance and Funding 

Webinar Recording - Club Funding and Finance

May 2014: Leadership and Governance - Board Basics

Webinar Recording - Ledership and Governance Basics

April 2014: Assessing organizational and program outcomes - starting your strategic plan. Due to technical difficulties this webinar was not recorded - see PP below. 

Powerpoint Slides - Assessing Organization and Program Outcomes

February 2014: Club and Program Evaluation and Assessment - Measuring Club Success

Webinar Recording - Club Evaluation and Assessment strategies

December 2013: USSA Club Logistics - Insurance Considerations and Contract Review with Special Guest Marla Peters with American Specialty Insurance

Webinar Recording - Club Insurance Considerations

November 2013: USSA Club Programming - Aligning your club with Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

Powerpoint and Webinar Recording - LTAD

October 2013: Athlete and Child Safety - Club Culture Revisited

Webinar Recording - Child/Athlete Safety and Club Culture