The Team Manager is the link between their team and the club, assists the coach at training sessions, and facilitates the smooth running of game day.
Team Shirts and Equipment
Managers will be given their team's kit bag a couple of weeks after grading is completed and players have been allocated into teams. You'll be asked to sign for it and must ensure it is returned complete and in good condition at the end of the season. It will contain:
- Shirts: These can be given to players for the duration of the season, but remain the property of the club and must be returned.
- Managers and Coaches Arm Bands: Only Team Officials wearing these Arm Bands are allowed onto the playing area (if invited by the Referee). Team Managers and Coaches also are required to wear their ID cards on a lanyard around their necks. A HFI Inspector attends random games each week and may fine a team for not complying with this requirement.
- Match Balls: These must be inflated to the correct pressure for each match (fines can be issued if match ball is not supplied).
- Player of the Match Award (U6 to U11): It is important that this is allocated each game to an appropriate player. This is not necessarily the best player, but noted improvers, hard workers, classic goal scorer, best post-goal celebration, etc. SHARE THE REWARDS.
If any of the above gear is damaged please inform the Gear Co-ordinator. You may also be asked to distribute training balls, which can be kept by players at the end of the season, as well as shorts and socks for new players to the club (up to U18s).
Electronic Team Sheets (U8 and over)
For age groups U8 and over, team sheets must be completed before each match.
The team sheets are to be completed online by both team managers with the following details completed;
•Players shirt numbers.
•Players who are participating in the match must be ticked.
•Upgraded players must be added by clicking add player add shirt number.
•Both managers are to review the team sheet before the start of the match to verify that they have sighted ID Cards.
•Both managers at the end of the match are required to update match status, results & referee name if not an association appointed referee.
Team managers should ensure every parent/player has a copy of the draw and ground locations.
Official Team Sheets
For each game there is an Official Team Sheet. The home team is responsible for ensuring it is filled out correctly and signed. You will be emailed the team sheet by the competition secretary each week.
At the completion of the game, report to the referee to sign off on the result. Ensure the result is correct – always ask, “What is the result?” and “To whom?” Check that the result has been entered correctly on the Team Sheet before you sign. If a red card is issued to a player, the Team Manager should request the send-off code from the referee at the end of the game. The referee should provide this information. Please advise the club immediately. Refer to contact page for details.
In the case of wet weather HFI may postpone games right up to the morning of the matches. When the Club is notified, we will send out an alert through TeamApp to all effected teams. If in doubt about training, check the Hills Council ground closures notification page. The Club may also close grounds if in our opinion they are too wet for training. The CLOSED sign will be showing on the website home page.
Club Meetings are held twice during the season. It is compulsory that each team has at least one representative in attendence. Details are posted on the site from time to time.