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Michigan Made
Independent Contractor, Internship &Coaching

Michigan Made Advanced Athletics L.L.C. (MMAA) is dedicated to the overall athletic and personal enhancement for boys and girls across all sport platforms. This is accomplished through athletic training, coaching, camps, mentorship programs, leadership development, travel basketball and travel 7v7 football organizations, developmental youth leagues, special events and more. Michigan Made Advance Athletics L.L.C. and each of its functions are facilitated by experienced professionals in their related fields who are passionate for the youth and our communities.

Michigan Made Advanced Athletics’ mission is to provide a positive learning environment for all athletes and coaches to thrive on the largest stages using personal and professional experiences to discover, coach, mentor, motivate and develop the hidden talents within the Great Lakes State.

Our Core Values and what makes us different include but are not limited to:

  • Having fun, identifying talent, and developing student-athletes mentally, physically and emotionally across multiple sports.

  • We are student-athlete’s aid and guide them with our work ethic, knowledge of the game and ultimately leading by positive example.

  • Get kids of all ages excited about working together, teaching plays/concepts and emphasizing the universal fundamentals that all coaches want mastered.

  • We will mentor in practice, play, film study and beyond.

  • TEAM and PROFESSIONALISM are paramount. Our coaches have experience in their field at the highest and most competitive levels, collectively working together will help separate us from all of the sports related camp and travel sports programs around Michigan.

  • We develop elite athletes and also elite humans.


Available roles in volunteering will help support these functions and support our mission.

On this day, this contract and any attachments specify the terms and conditions of the professional services between Michigan Made Advanced Athletics (MMAA) and the named Independent Contractor, Intern and/or Coach (Volunteer).  This contract replaces any and all prior agreements, contracts, and amendments to same between the volunteer and MMAA.


General Conditions

In general, the volunteer is either a participating coach who is paid a predefined sum by MMAA, or is an unpaid volunteer/intern. The assigned volunteer agrees to abide by the policies and procedures that are adopted by MMAA, and to adhere to the ethical standards established.

  1. The volunteer must meet MMAA's performance expectations to:

    • Teach youth and exude character through customer service, operation,  coaching and sportsmanship. Promote growth athletically, socially, mentally and academically.

    • Be available and responsible for all meetings, practices, camps, tournaments, etc., assigned during the assigned season, never in possession of, or under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

    • Remain current in all rules, guidelines, and skills necessary to provide excellent operation and/or coaching for MMAA.

    • Attend additional meetings as requested.

    • Be on-site for the entirety of designated programs or have prior communicated absence or tardy.

    • Actively promote and market the services, additional educational initiatives, and fundraisers of MMAA and our programs via the provided platforms.

    • Maintain confidentiality of MMAA’s documents, contacts, playbooks, student-athlete family and health information. This also includes, but is not limited to anything that may be deemed proprietary to our clubs such as: camp formats, drills, spread sheets and social media account logins.

    • Adhere to the “MMAA Standard” and its policies and procedures.

      • The Michigan Made Standard underlines that raising the bar of expectations each day is a necessity both mentally and physically for yourselves and for the team of others around you. At Michigan Made, we are passionate about creating elite athletes, but more importantly helping create ELITE HUMANS. We expect anyone involved in our program to represent our mission and our brand with integrity and respect. Michigan Made was created to raise the bar in player’s skill, well-being and overall development - and this means exuding coaching excellence, practice session efficiency, sportsmanship, the ability to communicate, adapt, and lead.

  2. MMAA shall provide

    • The support of scheduling, billing, and collecting payments.

    • Media marketing.

    • Web infrastructure, social media coverage and regular newsletters supporting your designated team/program.

    • All organizational aspects including garnering appropriate practice space locations, and providing equipment necessary (i.e., balls, bags, first aid kits).

    • Fundraising, scholarship opportunities for student-athletes.

    • Uniform ordering.

    • Competitive league play opportunities.

    • Referrals for the MMAA Intern/Independent Contractor/Coach when appropriate.

    • Secondary insurance coverage organization-wide.





  1. The volunteer agrees that he/she shall indemnify MMAA and hold it harmless for any and all costs, including attorney fees, investigation fees, and other expenses for any damages, including payment by way of settlement, judgment, or otherwise arising in any way out of the services provided by the volunteer to any clients, campers/parents and schools, who participated during any portion of an event or on behalf of the MMAA, or who may have been referred to the volunteer by MMAA. This further includes, but is not limited to circumstances where there is a claim that MMAA is jointly liable with the Independent Contractor for lack of proper coaching, negligence, or responsibility.


Collection of Fees and Payments for Services


  1. MMAA shall collect payments for all services provided on our platforms. MMAA shall charge the full fee for services that has been established to participants unless a specific agreement has been determined. In no case should the volunteer ask participating families for the collection of additional fees not authorized by MMAA. In no case may the contractor solicit more or less than the established fee to any participant, offer a form of “scholarship” or grant participation in unethical ways (such as bypassing tryouts).

  2. All charges for professional services rendered shall be recorded on the records of MMAA and all such accounts and all payments thereon.


  • The volunteer is responsible for independently paying taxes, as appropriate, for the funds that they receive, unless they are of volunteer status. Independent contractors/Coaches are eligible for incentive pay based on their sport, the amount of time committed, and the program’s revenue.


Staffing Status


  1. Volunteer status can be assigned though internship, coaching, officiating, operating or program directing. Paid independent contractor's financial compensation will be based on experience, tenure, commitment to full-time coaching, part-time coaching, the program being organize and program revenue.


  • The independent contractor must have determined availability prior to their designated season for the duration of their season.

  • Payment to the independent contractor will be made immediately following the completed season after ensuring all duties have been completed.

  • The independent contractor and some volunteers may be eligible to have compensation paid via participation fee for athletes residing in the same residence.

  • Independent Contractor agrees to receive a 1099 Form from MMAA as the Independent Contractor is responsible for paying all taxes.




  1. MMAA is and continues to create a brand as Michigan’s premier multi-sport development platform. Therefore, the volunteer shall make every effort to become and remain trained in the identified role to be able to properly teach and promote their services.


  • MMAA agrees to perform marketing for its programs and its coaches via the MMAA platforms whenever possible, requiring the volunteer to maintain a social media presence that is appropriate for our supporting families, student-athletes, sponsors & prospective clients.

  • The volunteer acknowledges that MMAA may ask you to modify any social media content that may reflect poorly on the standards and beliefs of MMAA and its affiliates in regards to our organization or competition.

  • The volunteer agrees to market MMAA and promote its developmental programs.

  • The volunteer also agrees to participate in marketing & fundraising activities that have been set up for, by, or through MMAA.

  • As the volunteer engages in personal marketing, use of MMAA logo, branding, materials, etc. should be used in a positive manner. Any materials representing MMAA or the volunteer’s affiliation should have the appropriate logo and appropriate intent/message.

  • Publications and materials should align with the style and professional standards outlined by MMAA. The costs of business cards or any personal promotional materials will be the responsibility of the volunteer.

Record Keeping


  1. All records, documents and reports pertaining to our student-athletes shall be and remain in the property of MMAA. Confidentiality of records and client information must be upheld at the highest level.

  2. MMAA is bound by certain licensing regulations, accreditation standards, billing requirements, and contracts (external requirements) to assure that its work is documented in an accurate and timely way. It is the responsibility of the independent contractor to assure that their personal work satisfies these external requirements.


Intellectual Property


1. In accordance with MMAA policies and procedures, intellectual property of MMAA includes information about business management, systems and procedures, as well as content of records, resources, supplies, referral sources, programs, contracts, media (photographic or video), grants, grants proposals, policies, practice plans, camp outlines, proprietary drills and forms. Volunteers agree to maintain the confidentiality of all this intellectual information as property of MMAA, both during employment and subsequent to the ending of this contract.


MMAA holds the right to claim as damages any loss including, but not limited to, income or business, current or future, that may result from any unapproved use of intellectual property.  For protection against possible future claims for damages by MMAA, the volunteer is encouraged to disclose to and confer with MMAA about any actual or proposed activities which might be construed to be a use of such property.

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2. The volunteer agrees to give MMAA and its clients a minimum of 14 days written notice of termination except if the Independent Contractor/Intern/Coach is discharged for a breach of ethics, confidentiality, or a breach of this contract. Per this Independent Contractor/Internship/Coaching Agreement, all documents, procedures, systems, materials developed during employment at MMAA remain property of MMAA. The confidentiality of MMAA intellectual property, systems, and structure must be maintained following termination, as well as during the employment period.

  • Termination of contract can be mutual or by either party with fourteen (14) days written notice.

  • This contract shall be deemed to be terminated in cases of death.

  • Termination of contract shall be immediate upon independent contractor becoming legally disqualified, or there is a breach of ethics, confidentiality, or this contract, or otherwise losing coaching privileges to render services to clients upon on behalf of MMAA.


No Competition


For good consideration, ­­­the Independent Contractor/Intern/Coach hereby agrees not to directly or indirectly compete with the business of MMAA and its successors and assigns for the period of the assigned season once that season’s preparation, practices and/or competition have begun.


The term “not compete or non-compete” as used herein shall mean that the undersigned shall not be in partnership with, manage, operate, consult, work independently or as an employee with another agency in a business substantially similar to or competitive with the present business of MMAA or such other business activity in which MMAA may substantially engage, during the term of employment.


1. We understand occasions that the volunteer may consult with additional organizations. We ask that you do so in a professional, non-competitive manner that represents high ethical standards and quality. As a primary Independent Contractor/Intern/Coach of MMAA, we also ask that you discuss these interactions with our owners as they arise.


2. The volunteer acknowledges that MMAA shall or may in confidence of this agreement, provide the volunteer access to trade secrets, clients or customers, and other confidential data in good will. The volunteer agrees to retain said information as confidential and not to use said information on his or her own behalf or disclose same to any third party. The non-compete clause pertains most imperatively to similar services within the state of Michigan that would be in direct competition with MMAA. Coaching and Client care are a top priority and MMAA will work with you to address contractor needs and transition planning.



  1. Independent contractor/Inter/Coach agrees to maintain and adhere to a professional code of conduct in all areas of ethics. Contractors will adhere to all policies and procedures of MMAA and in Michigan laws for professional services.

    • The volunteer will maintain good standing in legal matters, including willingness to pass a standard criminal and sex offender background check.

  2. All paid independent contractors/interns/coaches agree to be available for coaching a minimum of one competitive season, plus complete such tasks as game planning, play building, hold team meetings, supplement team marketing and fundraising when necessary, and identifying prospective athletes/schools.

  3. Specific contracts for compensation will be made on a case-by-case basis, determined by contractor preferences and expectations of MMAA.

  4. Ongoing Independent Contractors are expected to actively participate in MMAA camps, clinics, classes and tryouts.


Additional Terms

a.    The undersigned shall be deemed a volunteer and is not an employee, partner or agent.

b.    Consistent with the foregoing, MMAA shall not deduct withholding taxes, FICA or any other taxes required to be deducted by an employer. Paid volunteers must complete appropriate documentation.

c.     The volunteer further acknowledges that he shall not be entitled to any fringe benefits, pension, retirement, profit sharing or any other benefits accruing to employees.

d.    This contract is renewed on an seasonal basis, covering the assigned sporting events.

Complete the form below to make your committment.

Completing this form indicates that I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the Michigan Made Independent Contractor, Internship & Coaching Agreement.

Thank you for applying to volunteer with us!

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