The total grant allocation for the 2020/21 season is up to $30,000 which can be distributed to Clubs, with max amounts varying from $600 to over $4,000 depending on Club size and overall participation.
The amount that is available to clubs who complete the program 100% is, in most cases, more than last year and is designed to encourage teams to enter competitions and for clubs to encourage coaches to gain a recognized coaching qualification.
The more teams entered and playing in competition with qualified coaches the greater the grant amount available to the club.
There are three parts to the Grant for the 2020/21 season:
- Coach Qualifications
- Using the Registration System
- Player Safety Management & Incident reporting
1. Coach Qualifications
The Grant will be allocated on a per team in competition basis as follows:
Team Qualification Required Per Team amount
Flag USA Flag Football $100
Contact USA Football Youth Tackle $150
For example, if a club has a coach qualify for every team they have in competition, they will be eligible to receive the grant for each of those teams. The grant eligibility only applies to new qualifications so those coaches who qualified last year are not eligible to be counted.
There is one exception if a club is only playing Flag and their player registrations numbers are below 50 then they will only be required to have one coach.
This is a continued drive to have Clubs be able to state that their Coaches are qualified including training on concussion protocols.
There will be limitations on how many games are able to be defaulted so that teams are not entered for the sole reason being to get a larger Grant.
2. Registrations system
The Sporty Database will be free for all clubs and regions to use and will bring with it several benefits for clubs that will help into the future. There will be more on this in the next few weeks including how to load up your existing registration lists.
If a club does not use it then the club will not be eligible for any part of the grant program.
If a club does use the registration system then they will receive the following one-off payment:
Up to 75 members $100
75 to 100 members $200
Over 100 members $300
There will be some oversight on making sure that there is a significant number of registered members being playing members.
3. Player Safety Management & Incident Reporting
NZAFF is committed to providing training and material to help Regions and Clubs deliver a safe environment for Players and Club Members, so this Grant aims to help encourage Clubs to carry this commitment through.
And, like last year, there is an allocation per team. To get the maximum Grant the reporting must include all games played by that team. If games are not reported on, or are defaulted, a portion of the Grant will be withheld.
The amount available per team will be different for Flag and contact as follows:
Flag (any grade) $200
Contact (any grade) $400