If you’re involved in coordinating team sports and travel arrangements, a school bus rental is the key to balancing the need to get to the next game or tournament with staying on budget. Sure, you could save money by making everyone responsible to get themselves to the next game or out-of-town event, but then you’d have to stress out over whether or not your all-star players will get there at all since they might get lost or run into any number of other mishaps when trying to go it alone. Avoid all this by renting a school bus. Here are some tips to ensure you get what you need for your money, along with the benefits.
Don’t get tempted by budget-busting upgrades that you don’t need
Luxury coach buses have their role to play when it comes to group transportation, particularly for overnight bus rides or those who aren’t on a strict budget. But if you’re going on a shorter trip and saving money is important to you, then get back to basics be costing out a more affordable school bus option. The seats are still perfectly comfortable, the windows are large so everyone can enjoy the views, and your team will have plenty of fun on the ride.
School bus rentals offer more than dollar savings for teams
Now you know it’ll save you money compared to luxury options that you don’t really need. And besides, your team is tough and doesn’t need to be coddled with velvet seats, right? (Sure, maybe velvet seats aren’t an option anyways, but you get the drift.) In any case, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other benefits to a school bus for getting your team from point A to point B.
- For older teams, getting to ride on a school bus again is like taking a trip down memory lane. Remember how much everyone always wanted to sit at the back of the bus? Remember how much fun it was to go on a trip with all of your friends? A ride on a school bus is sure to bring back fond memories of everyone’s younger years.
- And as with all group transportation, having your team in a single vehicle allows lots of time for pre-game or pre-tournament strategy talk sessions when no-one’s distracted and everyone can give their full attention to the topic under discussion. Plan…execute…win!
Book the right number of buses
Make sure you have an accurate count of how many people you need to transport. Don’t assume that every single team member is going – confirm that they plan on attending well in advance. Also take into consideration how many non-team members will be coming along for the ride. For example, children’s teams may require parental chaperones to be present if there are too many kids for the coaches to supervise on their own. For older teams, consider whether or not you want to allow team members to bring a companion such as a significant other, partner, or friend – and if so, decide if you will charge them for this extra seat on the bus, or if the team will cover the cost.
Once you have an accurate head count for your trip, you can book the size and quantity of school buses that you require, rather than guessing and realizing too late that you paid for more buses (or less!) than were required.
Team sports are a perfect match for a school bus rental
School buses are the perfect way to get your team to their next sporting event safely, reliably, and on time. They’re a lot of fun to ride on, and the savings over other more expensive options means your team gets to spend less time fundraising and more time playing the game they love.
If you’re in the planning stages for your upcoming team trip and are in the Greater Toronto Area or Southern Ontario, it pays (you) to get a quote with Switzer-Carty Transportation!