Coach and Manager Duties

 

Managers and Coaches each have specific duties and responsibilities but it is important that they work together at all times, assist each other, share the workload as necessary, and ensure that the team functions smoothly in a friendly and happy environment.

It is important that every member of the team is given the same opportunity to develop his or her individual and team skills in an atmosphere of harmony and friendship.

Players should be encouraged to show respect for the players and supporters of opposing teams, to respect the authority of referees and club officials and to always accept the decisions of referees without dissent.

Responsibilities and Duties of a Manager

1. Ensure that all team members, and parents where appropriate, are fully informed of competition matters, the weekly draw and Club activities, by the distribution of "The Goalmouth" and other literature, notices and information supplied by the Club.

2. Record the games, full or part, played by team members and keep the Coach informed as necessary to ensure that all players participate in an equal number of games, and have equal playing time over the season.

Note: It is a firm policy of the Club that all members of a team participate in the same number of games and have close to the same total playing time over the season unless they are absent or unable to play due to injury, sickness or holidays for an extended period, or fail to attend matches.

Players borrowed from other teams must not be given preference over team members. Players in teams from Under 6 to Under 16 must not be excluded from matches for disciplinary reasons unless the problem has been discussed with a parent of the player by the Coach or Manager.

3. Arrange for parents and/or players as required to attend for field marking, ground control and kiosk duty on the day(s) your team is rostered for these duties by the Club.

4. Ensure that team members or parents are advised of late changes to the published draw and are aware of ground locations.

5. Arrange for a match report to be prepared for all your team's games and submitted in time for publication in the next "Goalmouth."

6. Arrange, by contact with appropriate Team Managers, the borrowing of eligible players from other teams to complete your team in the absence or injury of team members.
NOTE: Make yourself fully conversant with Local Rule 17.

 

 

Responsibilities and Duties of a Coach

1. Coach and train the team to ensure that the soccer skills, fitness and team spirit are developed and enhanced and that the team performs to the best of its ability.

2. Select the team for all games and allocate players to positions in accordance with their playing skills and to the maximum benefit of the team.

3. In consultation with the Manager, ensure that all players play an equal number of games and are given approximately the same playing time in accordance with Club policy. (See Note 2 of Manager's Duties.) Players in teams from Under 6 to Under 16 must not be excluded from matches for disciplinary reasons unless the problem has been discussed with a parent of the player by the Coach or Manager.
NOTE: Make yourself fully conversant with Local Rule 17.

4. As necessary arrange with your Manager to borrow eligible players from other teams in the Club to bring the team to full playing strength in the absence or injury of team members. Borrowing must be in accordance with Local Rule 17 and borrowed players must not be given preference over team members for participation in games. See Part 6 of Duties of a Manager.

5. If coaching a team from Under 6 to Under 16, complete a "Player Assessment Sheet" for your players and return it to the Secretary before the final competition round. This sheet will be issued to the Manager by the Club during the second half of the season.

6. Arrange suitable training times and grounds for your team with the Assistant Ground Controller. Always ensure that your training is conducted at the location and within the times allocated to your team and seek the approval of the Controller if an alteration is required. Do not allow your training to interfere with the activities of a team allocated to another part of the ground at the same time.

7. Keep a record of all occasions members of your team are borrowed by other teams and of the players borrowed by your team to ensure Local Rule 17, "Borrowing and Promotion of Players Between Teams," is not contravened.

8. Represent your team at General Meetings of the Club or arrange alternate representation from parents or supporters.

9. Managers of all competition teams (Under 9 and older) must wear a special identification jacket, badge or armband as supplied by the Association for the duration of the game.

10. Complete a "Player Assessment Sheet" for the members of your team and return it to the Secretary before the final competition game. In addition, distribute a Sheet to the Coach and a "Team Observer" for completion and return. These Sheets are issued to all teams from Under 6 to Under 16 and are distributed during the second half of the season.

11. Provide assistance to the Coach as necessary.