So you're excited about High Power® Sports. We are too! Here are some answers to questions you might have.
What volunteers do I need?
High Power® Sports allows your entire church to be a part of the volunteer team. Yes, this means everyone from that former World Cup champion that attends your church to the grandparent who can't kick a soccer ball straight to save their life. Here is a quick overview of the volunteer team you will need, if you do not have a High Power Team come to your church
The camp director is the key player for a smooth-running High Power Soccer camp. The director does everything from handling the initial planning, to training the volunteers, to overseeing the daily activities. You’ll find all you need to know in the Camp Director Manual.
This person oversees everything that happens in their sport. He or she gets the field and equipment ready for the day and directs the skills and games. The head coach trains the other coaches on the field when they need it. The Coach Training Manual provides a lot of helpful information.
The coaches are the backbone of a High Power Camp. They are the first connection to your church for many kids and help mentor other campers. They lead the small group discussions about the Bible lesson, coach a small team in their sport, and build the best relationship. If you don't know anything about sports, never fear. High Power has designed their sports curriculum to be usable by ANYBODY.
The zone leader coordinates all activities during large group times. Everything you need to plan and teach can be found in the Zone Leader Guide.
What kind of space do I need?
Each sport has its own needs for space. If you have questions about whether or not your space will work please contact us and we can walk you through it.
You need an area in which you can kick the ball. This can be on a field outside, in a gym, on carpet, or even on the church parking lot. The space needed for soccer is VERY flexible.
You should have at least one hoop for every 8 children. This is the only requirement. Basketball can be done outside or inside, based on what you have available.
Cheer needs space, inside or outside. The only other need for cheer is some type of audio equipment for the cheer dance.
For the mini-sports camp they also need space, inside or outside. A location that can easily access a bathroom is highly encouraged.
What kind of training is available?
BASE Sports is prepared to train your church. We have full teams that are prepared to come and run the camp at your church. This helps train your entire church body to better serve your community through sports.
We also offer training for youth groups that is coupled with a missions experience through Mission Differently! This option is great for getting your youth more involved and ready to serve at your camp!
If you are running camp on your own and would like for somebody to come and teach your volunteers how to successfully run a sports camp, please contact us and we can set you up with a qualified coach.
If you have a question or need some advice on your camp we are always here to answer questions and help you with your camp. Give us a call at (866) 238-0163.
Are any Spanish-language resources available?
We currently have a Director Planning Tool available in Spanish. It is designed to help a director or commander keep track of leadership assignments such as Large Group Time and treats.
Herramienta de planificacion para Director.
We anticipate more Spanish language tools to be released in the future.