Dear Coach's and Manager's
Thank you for taking on these roles in 2019 in your respective teams.
The coaches’ and managers’ meetings are important information sessions and we would like all coaches and managers to attend.
Topics covered include the role of the committee including age group coordinators, role of the coach, role of the manager, player and volunteer safety, equipment, duty rosters, game day fixtures.
The dates and times for the coaches and managers meetings are:
In the event of any queries/problems relating to coaching and or managing please contact the folowing co-ordinators:
COACHES CO-ORDINATORS :::: Crystal Casha
MANAGERS CO-ORDINATOR :::: Brooke Hall
Or email [email protected]
Only a player can call time. If a player is injured or unwell they must call ‘time’ to the umpire. Another player may call time for the injured/ill player.
The player who called time must leave the court within 30 seconds
The umpire, coach, manager, onlookers, parents CANNOT call time.
If a player leaves the court injured or ill without calling time the game continues. If this player cannot return to the court they may not be replaced, nor may the positions be changed, until the end of the quarter. This can be brutal if it is your GS or GA.
If a player steps off the court briefly (for instance to get a drink/remove debris) they may NOT return to the court until after the next goal and then only with permission of the umpire.
These rules are strictly enforced and it is important that managers and coaches plan with players what will happen if a player feels they cannot play on.
Also players may not be handed objects such as drink bottles, hair pins or anything else whilst on the court.
Reminder to all managers and people who score that positions must be entered on to scoresheet for each quarter if a player takes the court. Otherwise points can be deducted from your team.
As always full names are already printed, any fill in's or new players must be added to the sheet, with their information listed at the bottom.
ANY TEAM INTENDING TO FORFEIT (MEANING YOU HAVE LESS THAN 5 OF YOUR ORIGINAL TEAM MEMBERS) MUST NOTIFY THE COURT SUPERVISOR ASAP WITH A MINIMUM 48HRS NOTICE TO ALLOW TIME FOR COMPLETION AND SUBMISSION ON PAPERWORK TO SACSNA AND OPPOSING TEAM.
Please ensure if you have to forfeit that teams give the supervisor 24 hours notice. Forfeiting on the day means loss of points and a fine payable by the forfeiting team. Three forfeits and you can be fined and banned from the remainder of the season.
Walkover fees are calculated on the total out of pocket cost per venue to the association. This fine will be paid by the team that fails to give notification
The main role of a team manager is to support the team coach.
Each coach has to dedicate a large amount of their personal time each week for training, match preparation, and of course, giving the players every support during each match. As such, there is not a lot of time left to spend on the other less glamorous areas of running a netball team.
This is where the team manager steps in.
The role will simply be to take away some of the administration and time consuming areas such as communication that may be required. The team manager role is not demanding, but a good manager will leave the coach with more time to actually ‘coach’ and therefore a better team should result.
The Team Manager is directly responsible to the VS Club committee, and also to their respective team and its coach & players.
Areas where Team Managers will be required to assist are:
Coaches play a vital role in the sport of Netball through their interaction with their athletes, support staff, parents and supporters. Coaches have the potential to influence not only the development of sport-specific skills and sporting performance, but also the participant’s development as a person and their approach to other aspects of their life. While at times it can be challenging, coaching can also be an immensely satisfying role.
A sport like netball can provide a very powerful and positive influence on young people. Not only can it provide opportunities for enjoyment and achievement, it can also develop valuable qualities such as self-esteem, leadership and teamwork. The extent to which these positive effects occur depends on the commitment of the coach in their role. Coaches of junior players are first and foremost teachers and role models.
The Coach is directly responsible to the VS Club committee through the VS Coaching Co-ordinator, and also to their respective team and its players they are coaching.