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TEAM MANAGER DUTIES

INTRODUCTION

The Team Manager role is very important for the Club, ensuring teams are organised and have the appropriate support. The Team Manger is also crucial as a feedback loop to appropriate Committee personnel so any issues can be quickly resolved. 

As a Team Manager you are responsible for the off-court organisation of the team. This includes all communication between the club and your team's families, which will help ensure that the team runs smoothly. 

Another important part of your job is to work co-operatively with the team coach who is responsible for on court activities. You also have an advisory role to play at the end of each season with the team selection for the following season, and mid season when any vacancies arise.

A “Keep It Simple” Guide to being a team manager can be found at Keep It Simple Team Manager's guide. (PDF Document)


SPECIFIC DUTIES

At the beginning of the season:
  • Liaise with player coordinator regarding team composition
  • Notify parents of team composition, time and venue for training
  • Notify parents of time and venue for first match and distribute the draw when ready (this is usually available at the first game of the season). Note that stadium locations and the season's schedule can also be found on the Cougars web site.
  • Draw up a roster of parents to score at matches and supervise training - make sure all parents "do their share". Remind parents of the Club's policy regarding siblings at training. If you have a parent of a player who is also the coach, please do not roster that family for stadium or scoring duties. They are already doing their share!!
  • Consult with the coach to decide upon the most appropriate way to decide on player awards.

During the season:
  • Remind families of duties
  • Cover scoring duty if rostered family fail to arrive
  • Attend the match each week and enter player names and numbers on the score sheet prior to the match
  • Familiarise yourself with the rules esp. 5 Match /Finals Eligibility. Players should sign back of score sheet prior to match
  • Explain scoring to inexperienced parents
  • Make sure no parents sit on the bench - the bench is for players only
  • Be responsible for organising team's Saturday stadium duty when it arises - this will be detailed in the "Ally Oop Scoop" newsletter
  • Hand the 1st Aid Kit to the Coach
  • Liaise with player coordinator, coaching coordinator, venues or uniforms coordinators when necessary. Green Singlets Coordinator should be contacted when playing another Cougars team
  • Notify Player Coordinator immediately regarding changes to team list, eg. Child leaving or injury. Refer children wishing to join mid-season to the Section Coordinator
  • Collect enrolment forms for new players joining mid season, pass on to the Player Coordinator
  • Register any new players starting during the season on the back of the score sheet with name, address and date of birth
  • Refer any concerns about coaching to the Coaching Coordinator

At the end of the Season:
  • Distribute enrolment forms for the next season. These forms can also be found on the Cougars web site under "Forms".
  • Refer players interested in joining the Club to the Player Coordinator
  • If the team plays in the semi/prelim finals collect money from families to pay the match fee. Note that the game will not start until the referees have the match fee!!!
  • Collect money and organise a card and gift from the team to the coach to be presented at the end of season BBQ
  • Advise Player Coordinator of issues which may effect team composition for the coming season.