Managers Info

We truly appreciate your assistance and count on your support and enthusiasm. It may seem overwhelming at first however without volunteers like yourself our association cannot run by itself.  The following webpages will help you manage your  team throughout the lacrosse season. 

There are a few things that need to be done right away:
Once you have had a discussion with the Head Coach and or entire Coaching staff it is important to setup a team meeting as soon as possible.  As soon as a date, time and location has been set for the first team meeting, discuss with the coaches their seasonal plan, including their core values, and rules etc.  We encourage the teams to make the team meeting mandatory.

Managers Role

The information outlined within this manual is meant to be a resource and reference point.   The manual is to provide volunteers with guidelines to assist them in creating an enjoyable sporting experience for everyone involved in Cowichan Valley Lacrosse, including themselves.   The manual contains helpful information for team managers to guide you through your season.  Please take the time to read through the binder and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of the executive members. 

Duties and Responsibilities of the Manager

It is generally recommended that the coaches coach and try not to do the job of the manager.  Each team coach should arrange for a parent meeting as soon as possible after the team is assigned.  One important aspect of a team manager is dealing with team parents. 
This position is responsible for coordinating team functions and acting as liaison between the coach (es) and players’ parents.  This allows the coach (es) to devote their volunteer time to the functions of coaching. Duties which may be allocated to the Team Manager or other volunteer include, but are not limited to:

  1. Distributing information
  2. Arranging tournaments and hotels
  3. Organizing team volunteers
  4.  Fundraising 
  5. Social functions
  6. Teamsnap- any messages that need to be passed along to team parents.  Team Snap is a time-saver and everyone is sure to get the same message.  Encourage your team to check their Teamsnap on a daily basis.  This may include: game time and/or place changes, practice time and/or place changes, or reminders of upcoming activities.

Manager's Handbook 2020

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