Good practices for challenges

Who & Where? AMFL, Bulgaria
What? The main challenges of the organization are answering the needs of our players and justifying the need for an organization like AMFL.
One of the biggest problems for the past years is that the people that want to do sports are getting older, starting having families, kids, and stopping playing as regularly. Young people are not that active in doing sports. There is a 50% decrease in teams since 2015. The young people, the moment that they see that there are challenges, they quit, they have to wake up early, to follow some timeline, graphics, programme, trainings.
Another challenge for AMFL is choosing the right place to do the games and the tournaments that offer good services, good prices and are flexible and are in good location.
Also, we do not have many people willing to support the work, as the work is hard, and it is not well paid, as it is very had to get sponsorship.
It is also really hard to get funding and to get started in a new place, especially a less developed area.
How? Problem-solving steps:
Step 1: Detecting and deciding on an issue. The disparity between the target and the actual must be defined as an issue. Measurements should be used to write an issue report.
Step 2: Identifying the source of the issue. During this step, focus solely on determining the cause(s) and not on considering solutions.
Step 3: Suggestions for solutions are being offered. It’s vital and important to have more than one option.
Step 4:  Choosing and planning the most effective solution. Determine the appropriate people to do the right things at the right time, and make sure that the best solution is planned, resulting in a cheap cost.
Step 5: Putting the solution into action. It's crucial to see the project through to completion, with adequate contingency planning in place in case some of the innovative ideas don't pan out.
Step 6: Take a look at the solution. Reviewing the results is critical to ensuring that the problem has been resolved.
We try to deal with the challenges of attracting players through having different events, however, people come and go, the serious that keep playing are not that many.
Why? We need to analyse our challenges regularly in order to know how to deal with them
Who & Where? SD Bogojina, Slovenia
What? The main challenges of our organization are the decline in interest in sports and active leisure. With the help of social networks and light transport, young people have the whole world at their fingertips. Everyone just wants immediate success.
- lack of will to work hard, give up,
- malnutrition in the member, especially in volunteers
- decline in cash (partly due to the COVID restriction)
How? By organizing social events, with an organized sports centre, with the overall appearance of the members (same uniforms, clothes) the association would gain recognition and attract the attention of the wider environment.
By organizing conclusions and picnics for the club staff, the club would repay them for their volunteering.
Why? Every day should cover work on challenges so that we can survive and continue attracting people.
Who & Where? ASSA Sport Talent, North Macedonia
What? The biggest challenge for the sports and the people from the rural areas are the parents, and how they will manage to allow their kids to take up some sport. The biggest help to promote it is the nearest municipality if they can at least allow you free transport and all kids from the surrounding pick them up to the training facilities and vice versa
How? Normally, the organization is the main factor in creating the projects and becoming a bridge between the kids and the municipality. But also organizations can find other ways of support, especially as is the main mission to work internationally in promotion but also in getting funded.
Why? We have to support our kids with the challenges so that they can keep coming and we can give them a chance.
Who & Where? AF Braganca, Portugal
What?  Our biggest challenge at this moment it’s to recover the number of registered players in our Football Association after the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s interesting that we want to grow when all the data that we have gives us the information that in the future we will have less and less young people in our region and the number of residents it’s declining
How? The only way to bring new players and former players to our sport it’s to promote football for all across our region.
Why? We should keep working on the promotion in order to reach our goals and follow our mission and vision
Who & Where? LECS, Romania
What? The main challenge is to keep the motivation of the people from less developed areas to train for a long period. They start enthusiastically and progressively the stimulus for continuing training in football decreases until many of them abandon.
How? The solution is to have an individual approach on trainers/coaches and to make a development plan for each player. Also, creating a friendly environment for training is a solution to this challenge.
Why? We should focus on dealing with the challenges daily so that we can survive and continue promoting sports in Romania and our region.