A Manager’s job is to maintain the general running of a team to free the coach to concentrate on the coaching and training aspects of the team. A Manager should also be a liaison person and first contact between team/coach/parents/ information officers and the office administration.
Team Managers work closely with the Coach to bring about a high level of team spirit & camaraderie within the team and with all other members of the Club.
Team Managers’ meetings will be held throughout the year. This is a forum to passion any issues that you may have and to gather information to be distributed to the team. You will be notified of these meetings at least 2 weeks in advance
National Integrity Framework Requirements
- All Team managers must complete a WWCC (working with children check). Contact the office to start the process if you don’t have one already. [email protected]
- All Team managers must complete the PBTR Child Protection and Safeguarding course Link here
- All Team managers must complete the PBTR Harassment and Discrimination course Link here.
- All Team managers must register in Basketball Connect Link here.
- All Team Managers must complete an interview Link here
- Any questions in regards to the National Integrity Framework please contact Jen May at [email protected]
Maintain up to date records & information
- Regularly distribute material received from the Club to players and parents as appropriate and attending to the administrative tasks as requested by the administration of the Club. The website www.norwoodbasketball.com.au and the club’s Facebook page also provides up-to-date information.
- Ensure all team members are enrolled in XPS to receive information from yourself and coaches.
- Advise the club of any changes of address and/or phone numbers of players if informed.
- Ensure any new player is notified to the office in first instance and then confirm that prior to playing the first game, the player has completed their ITP/External ITP, complete their registration in Basketball Connect, they are advised to order a uniform and if required, a clearance has been finalised from their previous club.
Game preparation & follow up
- Assist players and families with registering to Basketball Connect.
- Prepare and distribute to all parents a scoring roster. It is a requirement of this club that each player provides a person who can take their turn on the score bench at matches. Ensure that you advise the parents/helpers who are unable to score on their rostered day to arrange a swap with another parent/helper. It is generally not the role of the Team Manager to score as they will be supporting the players during the game.
- Ensure players are aware of the uniform policy and the below is upheld:
Ensure that all players are in the correct playing uniform. The blue playing top is worn in all regular home matches. The red top is to be worn in any away matches against Southern and Forestville. If two Norwood teams are playing each other the first-named team will wear blue, and the other red. All players are to present a professional image when representing the club, and non-Norwood gear is not to be worn to matches.
Ensure that the correct uniform is worn for training – RED/WHITE or BLUE playing singlet or reversible training top is to be worn to each session
- Ensure each player at the game has a named drink bottle. It is preferable that they also each have their own towel. Drink bottles and towels should NOT be shared. The Manager should offer drinks from the bench as players come off the court. The on-court players sit on the bench during time-outs and the players on the bench stand up. Do not allow parents or siblings to sit on the players’ bench.
- The Team Manager is to ensure that all players have paid before the commencement of the game. If they haven’t and are notified at half time by an official, the Team Manager will ensure the player has paid before entering the court again – this payment is processed through Basketball Connect.
- Prior to matches, ensure the correct information is entered into the online scoring system, or paper scoresheet if applicable.
- At a game do not allow non-team members to sit on the bench.
- At the end of a match encourage the team members to clear the bench area quickly so that the next team may prepare for their game.
- In communication with coaches complete the player movement form on the website to advise office staff to update Basketball Connect. We request this is completed 48 hours prior to game day. Player Movement Form.
Parents & Players
- All players are to be made aware of the Club’s Uniform Policy. Non-Norwood clothing is NOT to be worn to games. Team managers are not to organise their own merchandise under any circumstance, without prior written approval from the Norwood Board.
- Notify team members of any changes to trainings or games. Keep up to date generally with what is happening within the Club which may affect your team or parents eg. Stop Training, New Parents Meetings, SMAC (Sports Medicine) courses etc.
- Have a fun get together with your team at the beginning of the season.
- Any photos for social media can be sent to [email protected]
Escalation of Queries
- Some parents or players will have a question that you will not be able to answer. In the first instance it is evaluating if this is very specific to that family and if you need to pass it on to club staff. Or will this be a common question that you might be asked again and in which case you can ask club staff and distribute the information.
- Queries in regards to finance questions can be emailed to [email protected]
- On court question or concerns should be direct to the coach, then squad coach, then to the junior coaching director at [email protected]
- Off court questions or concerns can be asked to [email protected]
- If your team nominates for a carnival please complete this form: Tournament Registration.
- The main carnivals that Norwood Basketball attend are:
- Adelaide Easter Classic (Mandatory for all Norwood Teams)
- State Championships (Mandatory for all U12-U18 Division 1 & 2 teams)
- Classics (Mandatory for U12-U18 Division 1 if qualified)
- Other carnivals throughout the year where participation is encouraged:
- Etham/Dandenong in January (Strongly encouraged for Division 1&2)
- Starplex Carnival in January
- Nunawading Tournament in June
- Bearcats Carnival in July
- St Clair Xmas Carnival in December
- The team managers role is to help coordinate the team’s plans for these events. This role includes but not limited to:
- Arranging payment for entry fees
- Sourcing accommodation and travel options for the team
- Coordinating parents and players when at the carnival (game times, locations etc)
- More information can be found on the Tournament Policies.