The Team Manager's role.
The Team Manager is an integral part of a successful team.
The purpose of this role is to ensure the smooth operation of the team and allow the coaches to concentrate on the on-ice activities.
The team manager answers to the Head Coach and acts as a liaison between the Head Coach and parents, allocates and tracks volunteer responsibilities, and communicates association news and policies to the team.
There are many off-ice responsibilities during a minor hockey season. Managers are encouraged to delegate as much as possible.
However, the overall responsibility for off-ice activities lies with the Team Manager, so it is important to remain in close contact with volunteers to ensure delegated duties are completed.
Team Manager Resources
Teams are not required to do any fundraising, however it will reduce costs to parents and help cover additional team expenses. Activities may include:
- Bottle Drives
- Fundraising Sales
- Silent Auctions
- Sponsorship & Donations
Please note, any raffles are subject to Alberta Gaming legislation. Teams must apply for their own AGLC license, and must ensure all AGLC requirements are met. Failure to do so will jeopardize the GHC’s own status with the AGLC and may affect our ability to fundraise as an association in the future, including our own raffle license and casino fundraising. Read more in our Team Treasurer Handbook.
Examples of additional team costs:
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- Tournament entry fees
- Practice jerseys
- Team apparel
- Team building and social events
- Additional ice time
- Officials for exhibition games
- Player development (i.e. dryland training, etc.)
- Year-End Party and gifts
- TeamSnap fees
- Bank fees
Team Training Sessions at The Athlete Factory
GHC has partnered with The Athlete Factory for the 2019/20 season to provide off-ice team training sessions to our Jr. Inferno Community teams in Atom, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget.
Teams must book and pay for Team Training Sessions directly with The Athlete Factory. Please email Sean Bahry, Sr. Operations Performance Manager the following:
- Team Name & Contact
- Team Schedule
- # of Sessions
- Areas of Focus
- The Athlete Factory Player Intake Forms
GHC will cover the cost of The Athlete Factory Team Training Sessions up to $500 through the GHC Team Development Fund. Details available in the GHC Community Development & Team Training Guide.
To request reimbursement, please submit the Team Development Reimbursement Form and supporting receipts by Febraruy 1, 2020.
Other Team-Building and Tournaments
At the beginning of the season, teams should discuss expectations for team events and tournaments. Off-ice activities may include:
- Dry-land Training
- Mindful Team-Building
- Community Service
- Team Celebrations
- Parent Socials
- Year-End Party
- Hockey Alberta Team Building Activities
It is highly recommended that you or your Tournament Coordinator apply for tournaments as soon as possible. Both local and out-of-town tournaments fill quickly.
For more information about tournaments, please visit our Tournaments page.