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MANAGER INFORMATION

MANAGER'S CERTIFICATION COURSE

The Manager's Certification Course is an online course and can be found here.  (coachingringette.ca/c/index/php?page=327)

This managerial course has been designed specifically for those who may not wish to coach, yet wish to contribute and be involved in a team's organization.  The information contained in the Manager's Certification is valuable and beneficial for any individual involved in a team sport setting.  This program in intended to prepare an individual for a managerial or an administrative position on any Ringette team.

After creating your online profile, you will be able to access the Manager's Certification Program by clicking on the appropriate tab.  When prompted, you will have to make an online payment through Paypal.  You will then have access to the program.

Please read through the material online and answer the respective questions.  You will not be able to advance to the next section without having successfully answered the questions.  Thus, you will be re-directed to the appropriate material to assist you in correcting you answer, if necessary.

If you leave the online program for a period of time, you will be able to resume where you left off.

Once complete, a Certificate of Achievenment will be generated.  You do not have to print this as you will receive a wallet card accrediting you as a Certified Manager by Ringette Canada.  These individuals will be registered with Ringette Saskatchewan and with Ringette Canada as certified managers.

You will have the ability to review the Manager's Certification Program by logging onto the system at any point in the future.

All certified managers will be added to the Manager's database and will have the ability to receive emails regarding updates or professional development opportunities.  All porvinces will be provided with a master list of all certified managers in their province.

Once you have completed the course, please email a copy of your receipt and proof of completion of the course to office@saskatoonringette.com to be reimbused for the course.
 

CERTIFICATION DEADLINES

Certification deadlines for tournament or provincial championships vary accross Canada.  It is your responsibility to check with our Coach Development person at coachplayerdev@saskatoonringette.com with regard to the deadlines affecting your certification.
 

TEAM MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below may or may not apply to your team.

If your team wishes to participate in Provincials, notify the Saskatoon Ringette office at office@saskatoonringette.com before the appointed deadlines.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  The deadline for A/AA Provincials is November 15th and the deadline for B/C Provincials is November 15th.

The team Manager needs to work with the other team staff, team treasurer and parents to ensure that everyone is kept informed and organized.

The Manager does NOT need to do all the work themselves - ask for volunteers to take care of various tasks and delegate.  This also helps to get more people involved with the team.

PRE-SEASON

  • Collect contact information from players; including player name, phone number, address(es), parent name(s), e-mail, and birthdate.  Medical information is collected on the registration forms and will be sent to each team separately.  This can be helpful to the coaches but should be handled discretely.  This information should be stored in the team first aid kit.
  • Discuss season plans with team staff to determine possible tournaments, team apparel, etc.   Based on these ideas, create an estimated team budget including practice ice, tournament entry fees, year-end and other miscellaneous costs (such as pictures or bus transportation).
  • Book practice ice if team decided to do extra.
  • Meet with team parents to finalize a plan for the season - which tournaments to attend, whether to take a bus, team apparel and other decisions requiring their input.
  • Recruit a Treasurer and Co-signor (these are ideally someone other than the coach/manager or their spouses).  Request an initial payment from each player for the Treasurer to open the team account.
  • Create team phone lists and schedules to hand out to each of the players.  Remember to assign each family to timekeep, scorekeep or shot clock (if required) for each league game.  You can also create a wallet sized team list including players with their jersey numbers.
  • Once the tournament(s) have been decided on:‚Äč
    • Submit the tournament application form ASAP along with a cheque from the Treasurer.  Some tournaments fill up quickly.
    • Book a bus if the team has decided to take one.
    • Book hotel rooms.  Don't forget to book one for the bus driver if you are taking a bus.  Make sure to check with the team to determine how m any rooms are needed.
    • Some tournaments require each team to provide scorekeepers, timekeepers and shot clock workers.  Be prepared to assign these tasks or to get volunteers.
    • Prepare an itinerary for the tournament weekend.

REGULAR SEASON

  • Fill out the gamesheet for games.  This is most easily done using stickers (2x4" mailing labels).  You will need 3 stickers per game - one for each copy of the gamesheet.  Remember to cross out any players that are absent and add any players that have been picked up.  Indicate any picked up players with an AP beside their name on the gamesheet.  Click here to see a sample gamesheet.
  • Fundraising - this is a good opportunity to get others involved with the team.  Recruit volunteers to organize/coordinate various fundraising activities the team can decide on.
  • Book team photos.

POST SEASON

  • Organize a year end team wind-up.
  • Collect all jerseys for the coach to return.  These must be mended and washed.