Our first service acts as a volunteer sports management.
We do not have any ownership or responsibility for our athlete’s decisions, actions, or future negotiations. Rather than managing our athlete’s athletic career, this service acts as a resource tool to bring professionals knowledge to our athletes. Our services are similar to what most of the top sport management agencies offer.
Athletic Enhancement Services:
Each year athletes will be given invitation to private events that are aimed at improving their skills both physical and mental. Some of these activities that will be provided throughout the year include:
· Training seminars from pro/retired known athletes
· Presentations/workshops from athlete psychologists
· Consultations from dieticians/nutritionists
· One initial consultation and two(2) follow ups/year
At WC Dream Team, we believe not one instructor has the absolute knowledge of everything. If there is an opportunity to bring in a flux of knowledge, skills, and resources, we believe in taking it. That is why choose to have training seminars/camps added to our services. Our athletes already have great coaches and teammates and come in with a great set of skills. It is our job to add expertise to further their knowledge and enhance their skill set.
We work with professional and retired athletes that provide a scheduled amount of time to our athletes only. Most seminars will be valuable to all martial arts but some will be specific to one or two specific styles.
Each athlete will be given an “allowance” each year to spend on competition costs. One of the hardest obstacles for an athlete to overcome once they have trained the long hours and are ready for the competition, is fundraising. Athletes come up with creative ways to cover the cost of competitions, but the difficulty to cover the full cost for even one competition is a common obstacle for most competitors. Some of these fundraising ventures include, GoFundMe, food sales, car washes, t-shirt sales, etc.
Our funds will provide athletes to go to at least one competition abroad and up to three, with funds left over to buy equipment/uniforms or pay for their gym dues. Now that these athletes have the funds to compete abroad, we hope to connect them with information of new tournament possibilities through partnerships with various amateur sport associations.
The staff at WC Dream Team will monitor each athlete’s fund account. If an athlete would like to use their funds for a travel stipend the athlete must show proof of registration for their competition. Once that is received, athlete must provide details of their flight and/hotel stay during the duration of the competition. A staff member will then book the reservations online and forward the confirmation to the athlete or their guardian. No funds will be given in cash to the athlete. All bookings will be made by a staff member, and those funds will be deducted from that athlete’s financial account.
General Financial Support:
If an athletes does not use the full stipend for competition expenses, the athlete if free to use the remaining funds for purchases of equipment, uniforms, and gym dues (up to $1,500). It is extremely important that our athletes have the necessary equipment to train and compete. Torn/broken gear can be dangerous for the athletes and may not provide the necessary protection.
National competitions such as Ringside Boxing Tournament requires all athletes to compete in USA Boxing approved headgear. In some of the traditional martial arts such as karate and tae kwon do, athletes may compete in divisions such as weapons, which require athletes to purchase additional materials.
Like the travel stipends, all purchases will be made by a WC staff member online and then deducted from the athletes stipend account. If products are refundable, athlete may return the product and the funds will be brought back into their account. For simple exchanges, athletes will coordinate directly with supplier.
Not all states regulate the practice of working as a nutritionist. Hawaii is one of the states that do. In order for an individual to practice as a nutritionist or a dietitian, one must earn at least a bachelor’s degree, complete a 1,200-hour supervised internship, pass a national credentialing examination, and they complete ongoing continuing education. An RD/RDN’s education involves extensive coursework in the science of nutrition, including biology, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, food science, metabolism, courses in vitamins and minerals, nutrition through the life cycle, and medical nutrition therapy.
Having a healthy diet is extremely important for athletes, but most athletes are not afforded that luxury until they become professional athletes. Most insurance do not except nutrition services and athletes would have to pay out of pocket for these services. Common insurance companies such as AlohaCare do not offer coverage for nutrition/diet services. Without insurance coverage, cost to hire a nutritionist can be very high. The average cost for an initial consultation can range from $100-$200, and follow ups range from $50-$150/session.
Our contracted nutritionist will have an initial consultation with each athlete. At this consultation, the athlete and nutritionist will discuss goals such as weight and muscle. Suggestions on food intake and dietary concerns will be discussed and recorded at the end of the consultation. One follow up appointment will be given as a service to athlete in that year if they decide to change their goals or have any/questions or concerns. Follow up appointments will be made by a WC staff member.