Judges: how qualified should they be?
Every competition has judging staff, but not every competition has the right judges. When you are considering how to staff out your judge roster, consider the quality of the judging. If they are unfair, unqualified or inconsistent and your athletes are unhappy, they will be unlikely to sign up for future events. If there aren’t […]
Volunteers: how many do you really need?
Few things have the ability to derail your competition like a lack of volunteers. But how many do you really need? That depends on the size of your competition. There are three basic categories your volunteers fall into: Executive Staff You, the event admin, cannot be the point person for everything. You need a small […]
5 Things That Will Make Your Swag Bags Better
Most competitions offer swag bags for pick-up at the registration table on event morning. What you might not know is that the items in your swag bag can directly affect your event favorability. Athletes expect a well-curated bag, but that is at odds with your goal of keeping costs low. Here is a list of […]
Op-Ed: Hosting Your Competition On Throwdowns.com Will Make Your Event Better
There are a lot of options on the market for competition registration and scoring solutions. Some are companies substantially larger than Throwdowns.com. A few require a smaller investment. Some have been around awhile longer. We have run 500 successful competitions since we opened for business three years ago. I have personally been with the company […]
Watching the Games? You need to see this.
The Games are finally here, and we can’t wait to watch the action in Madison, WI. We get it. You also want to watch the Games. But you don’t want to be a slug the whole weekend. We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation for you and crafted this one-of-a-kind workout for your Games-viewing […]
Should Your Event Have an Online Qualifier? (Five Things to Consider)
Should My Event Have a Qualifier? This is a question we wish more people would ask. Qualifiers can add huge amounts of value to your event… but if you aren’t able to give them the attention they deserve, they could do more harm than good. There are a few things to think about if you […]