Another key factor in tournament success is the field coordinator. The field coordinator is the contact person between the various venues and DSP and plays an important role in coordinating game schedules and communicating with the venues, so he or she gets your event on the field. The field coordinator usually works directly with the venue coordinator, who is the face to the venue. The venue coordinator is usually a school or venue principal, so this provides both an opportunity to get a great field, but also to use the venue. DSP field coordinators usually have experience running multiple events and are good at communicating how the crowd responds in any given tournament. Tim suggests that the field coordinator becomes your apprentice early on, so that s/he can learn what they should know by learning what you already know. This perspective is worth a listen.
Tournament assistant key. Most baseball tournaments and youth baseball events have an assistant assistant whose responsibility is to help keep things running smoothly, mostly helping with scoring sheets and even assisting the tournament director and other assistants with the event. An assistant can usually do runs to banks and pick up and drop off balls, etc. The assistant can also help field parents and players and can schedule parents for autographs and sign ups, remove or add kids from lists, etc.The assistant can usually help with these tasks, but is generally not counted on to run the events. An assistant is expected to be a student of the game and should be prepared to assist with any balls in play, or in an emergency. An assistant should be attentive to the field and have a relaxed attitude. Generally, they also have previous field or event experience, and are more than willing to learn.
Why is a tournament not successful?. Not every tournament that starts out on the right track can reach the finish line. Here are some factors that can contribute to a tournament not being successful. Poor communication can throw everything off. Sometimes new players and families forget your event exists. Many times by the time a tournament takes place, a city or venue has already completed their schedule. This means that the personnel may know very little about your event, in which case the field and field coordinator will have to be ready and make a lot of changes as the schedule gets closer to the event. d2c66b5586