Duty Statements

Duties of Runners, Trainer and Water Carrier

(All these positions require closed in footwear)

A. Water Carriers:

Only to carry water to player, then leave the field immediately.

Cannot give players messages.

Water Carriers for Under 11 Football – 11 years or over.

Water Carriers for Under 12 Football – 12 years or over.

Water Carriers for Under 13 Football – 13 years or over

 B. Runners:

 Objectives

* To assist coach on match day by delivering messages to players during the match. Must be 14 years or over to hold this position

 Responsibilities

* To deliver messages from the coach to players whilst each quarter is in progress.

* To deliver the message as quickly as possible and return to the coaches box immediately.

* The runner must not loiter on the ground.

* The runner must not interfere with any players or officials throughout the game

* The runner must be correctly attired in accordance with league requirements

 Relationships

* Liaise with Coach, Coaching Staff and Team Manager

 Accountability

* Reports to the team coach

 C. Trainers:

Only to attend to injured players and then leave the field immediately.

Must be 18 years or over to hold this position.

Qualifications are required to be lodged at AFL BJ and official verified.

AFL BJ ID Card must be worn and must be seated in the 1st Aid Area.

 Runners, Water Carriers and Trainers deemed to be contravening their duties will be removed from the field of play after receiving one verbal warning from AFL Brisbane Juniors Board of Management, Umpires and AFL Brisbane Juniors General Manager. Failure to comply will incur a fine for the club of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

Ground Marshall

 What is a Ground Marshall?

 1. Ground Marshall, clearly identified by a Yellow Bib.

2. The Ground Marshall is a representative of the home club and is the pivot point for information for

Visiting Teams, Parents and Umpires.

3. The Ground Marshall oversees the Codes of Conduct on match day and reports to the AFL BJ any

breaches of Codes of Conduct and is the first contact point for any disputes/indiscretions that may

arise.

4. Introduce yourself and explain the problem and he/she will provide assistance

 Ground Marshalls’ Responsibilities

 1. Inspect the ground on match day to ensure it is prepared to acceptable standards eg:

(a) Ground marking done.

(b) Protection on goal/point posts.

(c) Sprinkler removed/lowered

 2. Ensure that games commence at designated times, in consultation with Umpires or if AFL Brisbane Juniors Board Member is present then length of quarters may be adjusted to keep timetable on track.

 3. Ensure First Aid Attendant and stretcher is in place.

 4. Be in attendance to the Umpires prior and after the game and ensure Umpires have an escort on and off the ground.

 5. Be the pivot point for information for Visiting Teams and Umpires.

 6. Maintain and control behaviour of club officials, players and spectators – keep spectators outside the boundary fence and no more than four people in the coaches’ box (coach, runner, trainer, team manager)

 6. Oversee the Codes of Conduct on match day and report to AFL Brisbane Juniors of breaches of Code of Conduct. It is important that Ground Marshals conduct themselves in a firm but polite manner and

are not over officious when speaking to persons regarding breaches of Code of Conduct.

 It is important to note that Ground Marshalls duties/responsibilities are to Assist/Contribute to the quality Management of Junior Football on Match Day. Ground Marshalls should reflect the positive aspects of our Code of Conduct.; they should be able to provide a pro-active service to all participants of Juniors Football on Match Day.

CLUB UMPIRING COORDINATOR

 Duties

* Appoint umpires to matches relative to their skill/experience

* Keep a record of the appointments of their games and send a report once a month of who has done what games

* Provide support for Club umpires on match day

* Provide Feedback on match days

* Provide extra training at club if possible

 Coordinators are encouraged to attend two sessions with AFL Brisbane Juniors, take an on-line quiz and assessment. * Session 1 deals with three main concepts of junior umpiring (theory rules, practical rules and skills relating to positioning and communicating. * Session 2 deals with how to run a training session

 

 CLUB FIELD UMPIRE

 Objective

* To umpire matches in accordance with the Laws of the Game

 Responsibilities

* Apply the laws and their interpretations according to the spirit of the laws

* Attend to the administrative requirements necessary for the successful staging of the game

* Be aware of any modified rules pending the age group umpiring

 Relationships

* Liaise with all other umpires officiating in the match

 

CLUB BOUNDARY UMPIRE

 Objective

* To umpire matches in accordance with the Laws of the Game

 Responsibilities

* Determining whether a football is out of bounds or out of bounds on the full and signalling to the field umpire when that has occurred

* Throwing the football back into play if it has gone out of bounds, when directed to do so by a field umpire

* Determine whether a player has incorrectly entered the centre square (as indicated in the association/league rules and regulations)

* Bringing the football back to the centre square after a goal has been scored

* Reporting a player or official who commits a reportable offence

 

Relationships

* Liaise with all other umpires officiating in the match

 

Accountability

* Reports to the Field Umpire during the match

* Accountable to the Team Manager

 

CLUB GOAL UMPIRE

 Objective

* To umpire matches in accordance with the Laws of the Game

 Responsibilities

* Determine whether a goal or behind has been scored

* Signal that a goal or behind has been scored after being given the all dear or touched all clear by a field umpire

* Record all goals and behinds scored by each team during a match

* Report any player or official who commits a reportable offence

* At the end of each quarter and at the end of each match, both goal umpires shall compare the score they have recorded.

 Relationships

* Liaise with all other umpires officiating in the match

 Accountability

* Reports to Field Umpire

* Accountable to the Team Manager

TIME KEEPER

Objectives

* To act as the official keeper of time for the duration of the match.

 Responsibilities

* Keep time for each quarter of the match

* Record on time cards the time taken to play each quarter

* Lodge completed time cards with the Team Manager after the game has finished

* Sound the siren in accordance with the procedures contained in the association / league rules and regulations

* Stop the clock used for timing of each quarter as required by the association / league rules and regulations

* Perform any other function as may be directed

 Relationships

* Reports to the Team Manager

* Liaises with the umpires and the timekeeper from the opposition team

 Accountability

* The Timekeeper is accountable to the Field Umpires officiating the game and the Team Manager

 

TEAM MANAGER

 Objective

· To ensure all off field football matters are dealt with efficiently and in a timely manner for the team manager’s grade of competition.

· Provide administrative support to the coach and any football staff.

· Arrange the required support staff for games to take place.

· Support the coaching staff to make sure the required administrative and support arrangements are in place so that coaches and players can concentrate on the game.

 Responsibilities

· Ensure the coach and players are provided with sufficient equipment (within established guidelines) to ensure the efficient operation of the team

· Ensure all players are either currently registered with the League or has an approved clearance from previous Club

· Provide the Secretary with a list, in jumper number order, of all players and keep all players lists updated as every change is made

· Check jumpers are in good order at all times and have appropriate sponsors logos attached if required

· Arrange roster for the washing of game uniform

· Ensure other support staff has been appointed and are in attendance as required

· Ensure the integrity of best and fairest voting in accordance with Club policy

 Game day responsibilities

The following list of duties is intended to be used as a guide to assist Team Managers in completion of their duties. Duties may be varied to reflect an individual’s time commitment or the role as negotiated with the team Coach.

Team sheets

· Complete, sign and give to umpire in accordance with league rules.

· Ensure all players named on team sheet including runner and trainers and water boys are registered.

· Full names are required, first and surname.

Goal kickers

· Ensure tally is kept during match.

· Goal kickers are to be recorded on the days running sheet.

· Goal kickers to be given to the opposition team manager or secretary at away matches and goal kickers obtained from the opposition at home matches.

Club best & fairest

· Vote cards are to be distributed prior to the match and collected after the match.

· Best players are to be given to the opposition at away games and details of their best players collected from them at home matches (Check league rules)

Player’s property

· Ensure players property is collected prior to each game and safely secured during matches.

Boundary & goal umpires

· Boundary and goal umpires are to be arranged as required

· All club umpires are to be correctly attired according to league regulations.

Drinks

* Ensure player’s drinks are on hand at all times (liaise with trainers on the provision of drinks).

Trainer’s equipment

* Liaise with trainers to ensure sufficient equipment including towels are on hand.

Footballs

* Prior to home matches, ball is to be given to the umpire for inspection.

* Ensure ball is returned after the completion of the match.

Scores reporting

* Check your league procedures for this.

Scoreboard

* Team manager responsible for the organisation of scoreboard attendant at all home matches.

Transport of gear

* Team managers are responsible for the organisation of transport of gear to away matches.

Awards

· Determine, with appropriate football staff, best player awards for the team side

· Prepare awards for distribution

Umpires

* Check with umpires within 10 minutes of finish of game that there were no reports (“all Clear”).

* If reports, collect report and return to a member of the Management Committee and advise any player involved of procedures.

 Relationships

* Reports to a member of the Management Committee

* Supports the coaches and match committee and other football staff as appropriate

 Accountability

* The Team manager is accountable to the Team Coach and the Management Committee

Job title:  Coaching Co-ordinator, Development Officer and Auskick co-ordinator

Reports to:  Management Committee
Nominations received and voted by members at AGM

Skills required:

  • Leadership skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Knowledge of football skills – technical and tactical
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people
  • Coach accreditation desirable

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Involved in selection of junior coaches, assistant coaches, team managers and umpires
  • Ensure all coaches have signed the Code of Conduct, have the relevant coaching accreditation and hold a current Blue Card
  • Co-ordinate rostering of grounds and facilities for training, game days and special events
    Communicate regularly with coaches
  • Monitor training and match-day events
  • Prepare news for the Club’s website regarding training,  match cancellations or ground closures
  • Provide training in coaching skills and training strategies, team management and umpiring requirements as needed
  • Provide clear instruction and feedback to coaches
  • Seek to upgrade own skills and knowledge
  • Understand injury prevention, care and management
  • Develop volunteer support structures for rewarding and retaining quality coaching and umpiring staff
  • Establish links for Auskick program through local schools, participate actively in the Auskick program, follow Auskick National Coaching guidelines and represent the Club at Auskick meetings
  • Actively encourage players to become umpires and ensure Club has relevant complement of accredited umpires
  • Ensure all coaches uphold the Club’s Code of Conduct
  • Attend committee meetings and provide reports on coaching, umpiring and team management activities
  • Attend management committee meetings as requested
  • Maintain a working relationship with all committee and staff members
  • Promote the Club and all members in a positive manner

Job title:  Junior Coach

Reports to:  Management Committee and Coaching Coordinator
Nominations verified by management committee and coaching coordinator

Skills required:

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to analyse, study, plan and assess the game as it develops
  • Effective communicator
  • Knowledge of football skills – technical and tactical
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of players, officials and supporters
  • Level 1 Juniors or Level I Youth coach accreditation

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Hold a current blue card
  • Organise training and match-day events
  • Ensure equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of players
  • Complete match-day checklist
  • Communicate with players, parents and coaching co-ordinator via telephone, face-to-face or email
  • Check website for any cancellations or ground closures
  • Instruct football skills and team tactics
  • Plan and select team members for match day
  • Provide clear instruction and feedback to the team and individual players
  • Seek to upgrade own skills and knowledge
  • Understand injury prevention, care and management
  • Develop team morale
  • Ensure all team members have appropriate game uniform and gear
  • Check all players are paid-up members of the Club, recorded on the member’s register and registered with AFL
  • Promote the Club and all members in a positive manner
  • Sign and agree to the Codes of Conduct provided by AFL Queensland and the Club

Job title:  Senior Coach (Division 3)
Nominations called and a ballot vote by senior players

Reports to:  Management Committee and Coaching Coordinator

Skills required:

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to analyse, study, plan and assess the game as it develops
  • Effective communicator
  • Knowledge of football skills – technical and tactical
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of players, officials and supporters
  • Level 1 Senior coach accreditation

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Organise training and match-day events
  • Instruct football skills and team tactics
  • Plan and select team members for match day
  • Seek nominations for assistant coach and team manager
  • Provide clear instruction and feedback to the team and individual players
  • Represent the team at committee meetings and community activities
  • Seek to upgrade skills and knowledge
  • Understand injury prevention, care and management
  • Develop team morale
  • Ensure all team members have appropriate game uniform and gear
  • Check all players are paid-up members of the Club, recorded on the member’s register and registered with AFL
  • Promote the Club and all members in a positive manner
  • Provide information and photos for the website
  • Sign and agree to the Codes of Conduct provided by AFL Queensland and the Club
  • Liaise with the Management Committee to recruit Assistant Coach and Team Manager
  • Major decisions relating to the team to be discussed at committee meetings or at meetings of the players with final decisions being made by the Management Committee.

References: www.sportingpulse.com www.aflcommunityclub.com.au

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