Units and districts have been asked by the ACBL Board of Directors to appoint an education liaison to work with the ACBL in the promotion of education programs at both the unit and district levels.
The ACBL suggests five ways to jump-start a Unit Education/Newcomer Program:
- Host a TAP.
- Establish a “New Player Services” Program.
- Establish ongoing communications with local teachers.
- Create a progressive newcomer schedule for tournaments and send out postcard invitations to invite new players.
- Get teachers to give lessons in local schools, working to bring the young people into the unit.
The ACBL offers handbooks online for units interested in more information on education programs (Education Liaison, I/N Coordinator). Call the ACBL Education Department 662-253-3161 for more information.