School or community center partnerships vary greatly by community. In the tier 1 organization phase partnerships will need to be vetted closely to make sure you are starting programming with the RIGHT partner site. Often times getting a school or community partner to add programming is the easy part, the follow-up is what takes the work.
Schools fall into two categories or tiers:
Tier 1: There is no evidence of having had previous youth development sports programs (no success in the community), there is no impact yet, typically 80% of costs are covered by BTS, and schools cover transportation, insruance and facility costs.
Tier 2: Programs getting buy in for paid partnerships with the schools, deeper impact, more opportunities to pursue, can show impact for schools to cover certain costs, typically 80% of costs is covered by the school, BTS covers one time start-up costs, equipment, and insurance, paying for management, staff expenses, coaches education & programming staff support