It is advisable to check the draw again late Friday/Saturday as the draw can change without notice.
Cancelled/Washout rounds will be advised by the club secretary once known.
The manager is required to check the draw and send a txt and email to parents letting them know where and when the team is playing. Players are expected to turn up to games minimum half an hour prior to kick off for a warm up session and pre game talk. Parents are to notify the manager if their child cannot make it to the game.
It is good to remind parents of this each week in the message/email.
The manager is required to nominate a parent (who is not a team official) to be a crowd control officer for parents and supporters of our club. The crowd control officer is to wear a red vest provided by the ground manager.
The manager is required to provide player rego cards & sign on sheets for the ground manager to check prior to the game.
The manager is required to document all points scored and substitutions that occur throughout the game.
If the manager has any issues throughout the game the issues are to be directed to the ground manager.
At home games each team is required to provide volunteers to spend half an hour in the canteen and manning the BBQ. Generally four volunteers are required and the times allocated for your team will not conflict with the team’s game time. Your team will not be allocated canteen duties every home game but when they are it is important that parents take the opportunity to put a little bit back into the club.
Some managers like to organise a roster from the start of the season, to let parents know when they are required and parents can organise for others to replace them if they can’t make it.
Other managers just keep tabs on who have already volunteered and who have not and allocate the duty on a week by week basis.
Mums and Dads are the backbone of our club and we rely on them to keep the wheels turning.
REMEMBER IN THIS INSTANCE IT IS NOT WHAT THE CLUB CAN DO FOR YOU BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE CLUB & YOUR CHILD!
Remember, if a manager has any problems or queries their first point of call are the following:
Minis Coordinator – Luke Frawley 0417 229 378
Mods Coordinator – Grant Wheelhouse 0414 618 642
Internationals Coordinator – Brad Wilson 0403 334 823
The manager coordinates the roster for parents to bring fruit for the kids on game day. It’s a good idea to find out if boys have allergies to any particular fruit but otherwise encourage parents to be imaginative.
The coach’s role firstly is to teach & impart rugby league skills sets & sportsmanship. Coordinate training drills; work with the trainer and parent volunteers to run the training sessions.
The club have two coaching coordinators (Ryhs Proven and Grant Wheelhouse) that are available to provide assistance to coaches with drills and tips on keeping the players engaged & happy.
Coaches are to be certified through League Safe by completing a Modified Games Course or an International Games Course.
NOTE: A COACH IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE FIELD TO ATTEND AN INJURED PLAYER, ONLY A LEAGUE SAFE ACREDITED TRAINER AND THE GROUND FIRST AID OFFICER CAN ATTEND TO INJURED PLAYERS.
With Mini’s football (particularly U6s) training and game day is about the kids having fun, learning skills and being part of a team, but most importantly having fun.
It is important to understand the time frame by which the kids can maintain their attention on any one activity, before the activity starts to become ineffective. Plan your drills so that they remain within these time frames (under 6s are generally about 5 minutes).
The coach is allowed on the field for games in U6s and U7s, to coach the team through the game.
Coaches are not required to wear a vest but are encouraged to wear a club polo shirt. If you or your runners have not got one, get your Manger to advise committee.
Assist the coach with training drills and warm up sessions for the team.
Assist in developing training drills and activities
On Game day:
Manage the rotation of substitution players from the sideline.
Run water out on the field. Only in breaks of play.
Attend to players on the field and call the First Aid Officer if a player is injured.
Do not pick up the injured player & move him without OK of FAO.
Trainers are to wear a yellow vest on game day. (Supplied when you are Leaguesafe accredited.) Again, see Committee if you have lost or misplaced your vest.
Trainers are not to be seen “coaching” players on the field
Ensure all players have water bottles and are well hydrated.
Identify areas to work on at training as often this is more easily identified from the sideline.
Note: Trainers MUST be certified through Leaguesafe by completing a League Safe Trainers Course (This is a requirement for insurance purposes for the protection of the trainer & clubs).
Good luck, have a safe & enjoyable year The Rhinos Committee
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