“Leadership and planning is having a clear picture of where we are, where we are going and how we are going to get there.” - Bill Marolt, President/CEO of USSA
"Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint." - Lewis H. Lapham
The Principles of USSA Club Leadership:
The Mission, Vision, Values and Goals/Objectives of the organization are clearly understood by all both internally and externally.
The culture of the organization is purposefully created and not left to chance.
The staff leadership of the organization is carefully hired, supported and regularly evaluated.
The organization has clear short and long-term strategic plans.
The organization has appropriate financial and human resources to fulfill the mission.
Leadership evaluates its own, and the organization’s performance.
The organization operates according to clear policies and procedures.
Below are resources and information about best practices that will help USSA clubs meet these principles. For more in-depth access to these types of resources, as well as direct support, forums with other club leaders, resource sharing, potential deployment of Club Expert Consultants and other opportunities for developing your club, see USSA Club Certification.