ATHLETICS OMNIBUS – MANAGING AN ATHLETICS TEAM
From the Athletics Omnibus of Richard Stander, South Africa
INTRODUCTION There is a difference in approach in the preparation of a team and the presentation of a team. The preparation of a team is covered in more detail in the chapter on Team Preparation Management. Team Presentation Management should be a continuation of the Preparation Management of the team. The two Management Teams may not be the same because of the different Management skills required. A handover process should take place between the Preparation Management and the Presentation Management to ensure best results. It is important to note that athletics is a sport for individuals and the presentation of an athletics team should be dealt with differently to the presentation of a team sport. When compiling the Team Presentation Management the individuality of the sport should be kept in mind. This chapter will explain the duties and responsibilities of the Team Presentation Management.
SCHEMATIC LAY-OUT OF TEAM MANAGEMENT AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE ATHLETE
HEAD OF DELEGATION EXECUTIVE MANAGER ASST. MANAGERS MEN WOMAN HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACHES MEN WOMEN ATHLETES MEDICAL TEAM DOCTOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST
HEAD OF DELEGATION 3.1. 3.2. 3.3. 3.4. The Head of Delegation will be the President of the Athletics Federation or a delegate appointed by the President. The President or Delegate is the head of the delegation and report only to the Athletics Federation’s Board. The President or Delegate is the only official representative at the meeting. The President or Delegate will attend all official functions and will represent the Athletics Federation at these functions.
EXECUTIVE MANAGER • The Executive Manager report only to the Head of Delegation.
• All Managers and Coaches report to the Executive Manager. • No interference from outside should be allowed. 4.1. RESPONSIBILITIES In collaboration with the Athletics Federation’s Administration Department the Executive Manager will: Order correct quantity and sizes of attire for athletes from official suppliers well in advance. Monitors progress of suppliers of attire on a regular basis. Ask suppliers to be at team meeting to exchange clothing if needed. Ensure the availability of a tailor at the team meeting where the clothing is issued to alter clothing if needed. 4.1.5. Book and confirm bookings for accommodation. 4.1.6. Arranges for accommodation of athletes’ personal coaches to stay in the same hotel. This should be done on merit. 4.1.7. Confirms where and when the official functions will take place. 4.1.8. Provide for team transport to and from stadium. Transport must suit the needs of the athletes. 4.1.9. Collects airline/bus/train tickets to venue. 4.1.10. Arranges for a budget to cover unexpected expenses. 4.1.11. Prepares letter to all team members, explaining the following: 22.214.171.124. Place of competition 126.96.36.199. Programme 188.8.131.52. Travel arrangements 184.108.40.206. Function arrangements 220.127.116.11. Attire 18.104.22.168. Athletes already in possession of colours must bring this along 22.214.171.124. Time and place that team come together 126.96.36.199. Any additional instructions 4.2. GENERAL 4.2.1. 4.2.2. 4.3. Requests full team attendance including managers and coaches at pre-arranged times. Provides for a team notice board. 4.1.1. 4.1.2. 4.1.3. 4.1.4.
ON ARRIVAL AT ACCOMMODATION 4.3.1. 4.3.2. Organize at the residence for a room where a meeting can be held with all team members. Find out where the technical meeting is held and arrange with the chief coach to attend the meeting with the Executive Manager.
TEAM MEETING 4.4.1. 4.4.2. 4.4.3. 4.4.4. Act as Chairperson and co-ordinate feedback of Team Managers, Team Coaches and Athletes. The managers deal with all outstanding administration. All the technical information gained at the technical meeting is discussed with the athletes. Management and coaches agree before the...
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