If you would like to become a Team Manager in 2020, please contact us.
The manager offers support to the coach and is the point of contact for the team. The Club will communicate important information to the manager from time to time, and the manager should then forward this onto the team, usually by email or the team FaceBook page. There are times where a text message is the most efficient means of communication ie. in the case of cancellation of training or the Saturday game. The coach may also ask the manager to send some emails to the players.
The manager should check the draw on the TNA website. If the draw reads Maddies vs XX then we are the home team and this means the manager needs to collect the score sheet from the complex before the game.
Scoresheets have team member’s names printed on them. Players will be required to sign next to their name. If their name does not appear this will be because they have not been registered in the team or are a late registration and should appear the following week. ither way, contact the club registrar for clarification.
It is the responsibility of the scorers to check signatures of the opposition team. Each team should provide a signature sheet to the opposition scorer to check against. At the end of the game the scorer will sign the scoresheet thus agreeing to not only the score but that the signatures of the opposition team are correct for team members registered.
It is IMPERATIVE a member of your team stand with the scorer from the opposing team for the duration of the game and score together. If your team wins the game, your team needs to return the score sheet to the complex.
It is advisable to draw up a roster for families to bring fruit each week and if you choose, to delegate the duties of scoring.
Code of Conduct
Distribute the Code of Conduct agreement to the team and return to the Club BEFORE or by Day 1 of play. Ensure players and parents adhere to the code of conduct and report to the committee any incidents if necessary.
In the event of wet weather, notification of the cancellation of play will be posted on the home page of the TNA FaceBook page.
If your team has a shortage of players, you are permitted to borrow a player(s) however the guidelines MUST be followed or points will be deducted from your team for failure to comply with the rules. If you have any uncertainty about which teams you can borrow from you can:
Consult a member of the committee
Consult the TNA Registrar at the courts
The guidelines are strict and may not always seem logical ie. Players cannot be borrowed across a grade, so you must ALWAYS check to see you are borrowing from the correct team. It is also important to note, a borrowed player may only take the court when a player registered to play in that team is unavailable or injured and unable to continue playing. If you start play with a borrowed player and then a team member arrives late, the borrowed player must leave the court.
Teams must make every effort to avoid a forfeit.
Should you need to forfeit, the team manager or coach is to inform a member of the Maddies committee by email with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
Include in your email:
What attempts you have made to avoid forfeiting
It is your responsibility to ensure that we are aware of your need to forfeit.
To help us maintain a good standard of equipment for all our teams to use managers should follow the recommendations below:
During the season
Bibs are dry when left in plastic bag or kit bag. (to avoid mould appearing on bibs)
Regularly empty Bags out of dirt, bark, band aids, rubbish etc.
Balls: Do not over inflate balls. Usual pressure for balls recommended by Gilbert is 9.5 PS.I. (on some balls there is a psi amt written on the ball). Balls will need checking at regular intervals. If possible use a lubricant on inflation needle such as silicone glycerine or even a drop of dishwashing liquid. If very dirty after a game give it a wipe over. Do not kick, stand or sit on them. It leads to warped netball & broken stitching. There is an electric pump for all teams to use at the Canoon Rd courts at main building near the umpires check in.
Check before leaving training court or Saturday game courts that all equipment is accounted for (saves trying to locate gear at end season).
End of Season
The manager is to return both match bag & training bag. Please organise this with the coach of your team.
Bibs are to be washed & dried. Checking that all are there.
Check you have all the balls that your team started the season with.
Wipe all balls over to remove dirt (good jobs for the kids).
Mark any balls that have consistently gone flat or have other problems. (Put them in a shopping bag in the kit bag)
If bags are dirty give them a quick wipe & shake dirt out of the inside of them.
Bags should only have what was given out at beginning of season. Please remove items such as ribbons, drink bottles, papers & team registration sheets.
Check you have all items that your team may have used during practice sessions (liaise with your coach) e.g cones, whistles, ladders. Etc.
If there are any equipment issues please contact us.