Coach and Manager Roles
Miniroos (U5-U9) teams may or may not have a Manager. If not, the Coach fills both roles. It is essential for U12 and older teams to have a Manager, because of the responsibility for Match Cards. The Club prefers U10-U11 teams to have a Manager responsible for paying the Referee at away games, organising field dressing, and managing the playing shirts. The Manager’s role can be shared between several people, if desired. The Club requires the name of one contact person per team, who is responsible for handling Club messages to teams. Team Managers have the following roles attending to administrative matters so that Coaches can devote their time to coaching, ie:
- to pass information from the Club to players’ families via email (this role will be minimal, as the Club will generally contact families direct);
- to collect the kit bag with playing shirts and match ball (and match cards for U12-U18 teams) from the Club, and return at the end of the season;
- to manage playing shirts during the season, and return them to the Club at the end of the season;
- except for Miniroos teams, to collect money from the Club and pay half of the Referee’s fees for away games (the other half is paid by the opposing team) – and to organise a “Club” referee from players’ families if an official Referee is not appointed;
- for U12 teams and older, to ensure the Match Card is provided to the Referee prior to the match, that all boxes are filled in and it is signed, and to deposit it in the box in the gear container at Wanniassa before 5pm on Saturdays;
- to roster families to assist with running the sideline (U10+), washing the shirts, and dressing/undressing pitches;
- for U12 teams and older, to organise the selection of the team’s Players’ Player award which is presented at the end of the season.
The Coach runs a training session(s) for the team each week, and coaches the team on Match Days. This involves placing players in positions, and substituting players during the game. Coaches should devote their time to training and coaching, rather than carrying out administrative tasks (except for Miniroos).