Unlike my last “quick tip,” this one will actually be quick: Remember the purpose of the event.
The Upward Sports™ Award Night Celebration can be an incredibly crazy and stressful time for the director. It’s easy to get caught up in all the little details and loose sight of what matters. To be successful, the event must make the kids feel valued and loved, and everyone needs to hear the gospel. If your event accomplishes that, then it was a success, no matter how disorganized or “messy” the event seems.
This sounds obvious, but in my experience, its easy to loose sight of. For example, if you’re yelling at the kids because they’re not lined up the way you want, then you’re probably missing the point (Yes, it happens. I’ve seen it.)
In my completely biased opinion, this is why having an experienced performer is such an asset. A good performer who understands his role can make the league director’s job easier, so he or she can focus on the kids. A good performer can also present the gospel in a clear and meaningful way to everyone there, not just the kids.
I’d love to help out as your Upward Sports™ Award Night entertainer. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.
(This is the second in a series of tips for making the most of your Upward™ Sports Award Night.)