Team Managers

Key to Success

Team managers play a key role in the success of Blackhawks teams. Behind every successful team is a great manager! Team managers help create and maintain a cooperative and supportive community within their team. Team managers help enforce the club and coaches expectations of the team.

Main managerial duties include:

Season Plan Development and Implementation
This is done in coordination with the coach and team families to make the appropriate choices about tournament selection, additional training and development opportunities (fitness training, futsal, indoor league), arranging scrimmages, team-building events, and preparing a team budget.

Communication
Team managers are the hub of all communication, including:

  • Cascading messages from the club, coach, or AGC to the team
  • Communicating the season schedule and plan & any updates
  • Acting as a liaison to the parents by hearing their questions and feedback and escalating to the club when needed

Administration

  • Collecting and keeping player documentation
    • Assembling player passes (signatures, photos, lamination)
    • Medial release & liability waivers
    • Proof of age documents
  • Managing the team schedule & scores
    • Preparing match reports
    • Game reschedules
    • Reporting game scores to MYSA
  • Managing team finances
  • Managing team equipment, including: med kit, blood jerseys, corner flags, etc.

Handbooks

Developmental Team Manager Handbook coming soon.
Competitive Team Manager Handbook coming soon.

Useful Info & Forms

Familiarize yourself with the Blackhawks and MYSA websites which contain useful information and forms.
Blackhawk Apparel & Uniforms
Blackhawk Financial Assistance
MYSA Birth Year Guidelines
MYSA Field Directory
MYSA Forms Directory (medical release, etc.)
MYSA Background Check
MYSA State Cup Information (U13-19 PR & C1 teams)
Playing Nights
Travel Permit (Necessary for teams in out-of-state or out-of-country tournaments)

Player Passes

On the ring with player passes, put a laminated card with the name and phone number to call should passes be lost and found.

Get Help!

Recruit volunteers for team and Club needs – delegate! Ask for help! People like to be involved and if you can break down jobs into smaller pieces, families can contribute more easily. You don’t have to do everything yourself!