Putting together a successful hockey event calls for great planning and organizing skills. From picking the venue for the event to drawing a list of the teams you want to take part in the tournament, all these require a meticulous planner. Always remember that a well thought-out tournament is capable of attracting teams from all corners of the country. As you get down to putting the details of the event together, make sure you pay attention and have your goals in mind at every stage of process. Here are a few ideas to help you organize a successful hockey event.
Decide on Prizes Early Enough
To attract the attention of the different teams, make sure you decide on the different prizes the tournament will be offering the competitors. Medals are great prizes, but also cash could work depending on the demographic you are targeting. There are different ways to reward the winners in the different categories, just make sure this information is clear right from the word go.
Advertise Your Event in Good Time
How do you want people to know about your event? You don’t want to get everything else right but forget to let the people you are targeting know about your event in good time. Create promotional materials early enough and ensure the teams taking part confirm their attendance so that, in your advertising, you make the fans aware of which teams will be taking part and the prizes that are up for grabs.
Prepare a Schedule
Have a schedule for the games ready and ensure at least teams have ample opportunity to take part before they are eliminated. This might be one of the most complicated tasks during the planning process, but there are different software programs that can help you create the right one for your tournament. Always look into their needs, such as accommodation for the teams that will have travelled from out of town.