Team Management 5 Main Steps I)Staffing:- Most important for success Good character, strong work ethic, & ability to get on with others essential Selection should be done clinically based on commitment & character One enemy can do more damage than the good done by a hundred friends
Team Management II) Planning:- Planning short-term, intermediate & long term are central to success What is going to be done, how it is going to be done and who is going to do it Setting goals and objectives Developing a training programme – yearly plan – weekly plan – competition dates – travel etc Proper preparation prevents poor performance
Team Management III) Organising:- Who is going to do what with resources Details of what is to be done should be listed and clearly defined Division of tasks The roles of coaches, trainers, support staff, and administrators should be made clear to avoid misunderstandings or conflict
Team Management IV) Leading:- Requires many skills other than knowledge of technical aspects of the sport Provide direction & vision, create the right atmosphere & motivate all of the group to achieve goals Confront & solve problems quickly & fairly The main distinction between leaders & followers is not strength or knowledge, but the will, the zeal to win
Team Management V) Controlling:- Controlling & measuring performance is vital Without follow up of how players and team are progressing, goal setting lacks meaning Setting standards then evaluating are methods of controlling Regular individual & team meetings The 1 st & most important step towards success is the feeling we can succeed Winning isnt everything, but making the effort to win is
20 Main Managing Respect Factors 1.Previous playing experience & success 2.Previous coaching experience & success 3.Good appearance, neatly dressed, fit 4.Good living habits 5.Good work habits – put in the hours, efficient 6.Well organized – practices, meetings, travel etc.
20 Main Managing Respect Factors 7. Good communicator – explains things clearly, good listener 8. Availability – always has time for players 9. Knowledgeable – demonstrates knowledge of the game, both technical and tactical 10. Teaching ability – displays ability to correct technical and tactical errors
20 Main Managing Respect Factors 11. Highly motivated – displays intensity, commitment, involvement 12. Positive upbeat, enthusiastic, optimistic – gives lots of praise & reinforcement 13. Good match day tactician – makes adjustments, reads & reacts, acts decisively under pressure 14. Good sense of humour – can keep things loose 15. Good leadership skills – in the dressing room & during the game
20 Main Managing Respect Factors 16. Good self control skills – displays composure, emotional control 17. Desire to improve – seeks new knowledge, attends coaching clinics, self – evaluates 18. Honest & fair with players – doesnt show favouritism, is tough but fair 19. Open to suggestions – displays some flexibility, listens to players & assistants suggestions
20 Main Managing Respect Factors 20. Shows a genuine interest in players as individuals – demonstrates knowledge & interest in their life away from the sport situation Knowledge of the sport, being a good communicator, being honest but fair with the players, & showing an interest in them, as well as being positive & upbeat, were deemed the most important of the 20 factors. These respect factors can serve as a useful checklist for periodical self – evaluation for managers
Players Motivation 1.Need for prestige, enhancement of the self, achievement 2.Need to defend status, avoid humiliation & overcome defeat 3.Need to affiliate, form affectionate relationships with others, be friendly & co – operative 4.Need to acquire inanimate objects, arrange things, keep things tidy 5.Need to explore, ask questions, satisfy curiosity 6.Need to exercise power over others, dominate or be submissive to others
Behaviour in Athletic Situation 1.The athletic contest usually provides this for the athlete 2.Coaches appeal to this need prior to important contests when facing opponents who have defeated and/or humiliated them 3.Many athletes join teams to satisfy this motive. Coaches use this with phrases such as For the good of the team 4.The concern for both athletes & coaches with rules, organisation, collection of trophies 5.Athletes depending on coachs rationale for training programs, tactics etc. 6.Many sports by their very nature demonstrate this motive. Football linemen fighting for their territory, wrestlers, boxers, tennis, and any one – on – one matches illustrate this motive
Walter Gill probably summarized the job of a coach best in What is a coach?. A coach is a politician, a judge, a public speaker, a teacher, a trainer, a financier, a labourer, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, & a chaplain. He must be an optimist & yet at times appear to be a pessimist, seem humble & yet be very proud, strong but at times weak, confident yet not overconfident, enthusiastic but not too enthusiastic. He must have the hide of an elephant, the fierceness of a lion, the pep of a young pup, the guts of an ox, the stamina of an antelope, the wisdom of an owl, the cunning of a fox, & the heart of a kitten. He must be willing to give freely of his time, his money, his energy, his youth, his family life, & his health. In return he must expect little if any financial reward, little comfort on earth, little praise but plenty of criticism. However, a good coach is respected & is a leader in his community, is loved by his team, & makes lasting friends wherever he goes. He has the satisfaction of seeing young people develop & improve in ability. He learns the thrill of victory & how to accept defeat with grace. His associations with athletes help keep him young in mind & spirit, & he too must grow & improve in ability with his team. In his heart he knows that, in spite of the inconvenience, the criticism, & the demands on his time, he loves his work, for he is coach.