The NPF Board of Directors has received a ton of feedback regarding how PAL Force conducted fundraising last season. Complaints concerning the excessive amount of fundraising and the associated pressure to complete the increased fundraising requirements with the threat of "cashing of your check" if they fell short.
The 2023 Board of Directors wants you to know that we have heard you loud and clear. Our expectation for the 2023 season is to have two in season fundraisers:
Alternatively, if parents choose there will be a fundraising buy-out for $250 due the first week of practice. This buyout is for the regular season fundraising only.
We are also expecting to have one post season fundraiser for those who qualify for National’s travel. The qualifications for those teams are detailed in our bylaws which can be found here.
We do not believe that football teams advancing to the state playoffs need to conduct post season fundraising until they win the Regional Championship. Once the team wins Regionals, then those athletes would need to conduct post season fundraising.
Volunteers (Student Demonstrators, Junior Coaches, Coaches without athletes, etc) will not be required to participate in fundraising. Participating as a volunteer is always welcomed and appreciated but is not a requirement.
We understand fundraising is not fun and has been a very sore subject in the past. However, we want to keep our registration costs as low as possible and we cannot do that without fundraising. We believe that all parents/guardians want a safe and successful program for their athletes, and we must understand the importance of fundraising to make that possible. We are relying on you to help us achieve this and are confident it will be done with proper communication and timelines.
Thank you for helping us provide the best experience for our athletes!
We have heard the complaints from many families regarding the 2022 season post season fundraising requirements loud and clear. We have also heard the complaint that "football" feels that "all fundraising" goes toward "cheer travel." While that historically may be true for post season fundraising, in season fundraising is to fund both the football and cheer programs. We will happily share the 2023 budget with our members as soon as it is voted in so you can see exactly where your registration and fundraising dollars go.
We also want to assure families that we will have realistic expectations for post season fundraising for qualifying teams. We will also have more effective communication about when each team is considered qualifying. Football and cheer teams may qualify at different times. There have been updates already made to the bylaws regarding individual fundraising and for NPF Football athletes who are regional champions. Please reach out with any questions.
The NPF Bylaws have been published and are available on our website. If anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to NPF President Kalin Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bylaws can be found here.
If you are interested in applying for an open board position, please complete an application and submit it to email@example.com. Applications can be found here.
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We have some great coaching candidates for our 2023 season for both football & cheer.
We will continue accepting applications until head coaches indicate their coaching rosters are full.
Please make sure you are applying even if you are a returning coach.
Applications can be found here. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc Football Director email@example.com if you are applying for a football coach position or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are applying for a cheer coach position.
Nashua PAL Force is fortunate to have dedicated, safety certified coaches who put the needs of their athletes and their team above all else. Our coaches provide a fun, safe and competitive environment to allow your athletes to grow and develop in their sport.
If you are interested in coaching please contact Football Director Chris Toupin or Spirit Director Jannette Valdez. You can find applications here and they should be emailed to email@example.com.