Presentation on theme: "THE GOOD CLUB GUIDE EXTRA: FOR A TEAM MANAGER. GETTING STARTED The following sections will provide additional help and support for a Team Manager in key."— Presentation transcript:
GETTING STARTED The following sections will provide additional help and support for a Team Manager in key areas of the role. This resource contains additional information to the ASA Good Club guides, and should be read in conjunction with the other ASA Good Club Guides, available through the British Swimming website at www.britishswimming.orgwww.britishswimming.org
HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE As a reference to assist you/others in their role To assist a club in recruiting volunteers by giving information about a role To prompt discussions at your club about the standards and qualities of volunteers needed As part of an induction for a new volunteer at the club To input into the development /action plan for the club
ACTIVITY 1: HOW DOES THAT FIT WITH YOUR ROLE? Using the role description in the ASA Good club guide for a Team Manager, consider how this relates to you, and the role you are doing / could be doing in the future? E.g. are there areas, as a Team Manager, that you may need to consider as part of your role having read the above information?
THE CURRENT STATUS OF TEAM MANAGING AT YOUR CLUB It may help to assess the current status of Team Manager provision at your club to gain an overview/understanding of what the current situation is, and to then prepare for the future. The ASA’s swim21 club development programme is the recommended process to follow in doing this. You may find the below SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis useful in gaining a current picture of the club. You may wish to ask the athletes themselves, or club captains on their views of current team management to help gain a true picture, and have representative views at your club.
ACTIVITY 2: SWOT ANALYSIS: WHAT IS YOUR CLUB CURRENTLY DOING? Write down what you feel your club has to offer, and also consider in relation to its potential for the future.
ACTIVITY 3: WHAT WOULD IDEAL TEAM MANAGEMENT LOOK LIKE AT MY CLUB? In an ideal world, write down the areas that you feel a club should have in place to support the needs of its athletes through your team management? Give your club an overall score out of 10 on its current position (1 is poor, 10 is excellent)
ACTIVITY 4: TEAM MANAGER CHECKLIST From the Team Manager checklist within the ASA Good Club guide for a Team Manager, write down any areas that you may need to gain further knowledge / experience on. What will you do/ who will you ask to help you?
ACTIVITY 5: HOW READY ARE YOU TO BE A TEAM MANAGER? From the top tips within the ASA Good Club guide for a Team Manager, score yourself in the table below, on your current knowledge/ perception of these areas. This will also help you identify areas that you need to improve upon / gain further knowledge for the future.
ACTIVITY 6: SOMETHINGS TO THINK ABOUT From the checklist above, make a note of any areas that you may need to gain further knowledge / experience on What will you do/ who will you ask to help you?
ACTIVITY 7: SELF REFLECTION ACTIVITY What could you do to gain further experience in team managing following reading this resource and/or having attended the ASA Team Manager training workshops? Eg. Contact local swimming club by December to ask how I can get involved in team managing within the club, shadow another Team Manager, attend the ASA Team Manager training course? What information might be useful for you to follow up / gain further information on to help you during your Team Manager experiences?
Who are the people who will be important for you to speak / communicate with in order to achieve the above and why? What further help do you need in developing your team managing experience? (You may be able to discuss this with your ASA Regional Education Training Officer)
12 months from today, what is the one thing you would like to have achieved in being a Team Manager? TIP: Set a reminder in your phone / diary / calendar that you have committed to doing this, and to re-visit this page!
SUMMARY We hope you have found this guide informative in guiding you in your role, and providing you with information and helpful tips. We wish you a great experience in your role and thank you once again for all your time and commitment you are giving to the sport.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The ASA are grateful for the contributions and input from the ASA Volunteer working group in ensuring these resources are written and reviewed by volunteers, for volunteers. These resources also draw upon the work developed by swim21, Craig Hunter (British Swimming Olympic Team Manager), the ASA’s Team Manager training programme (developed by Dennis Yeoman), runningsports and Volunteering England. The ASA would like to acknowledge and thank Craig Hunter, Dennis Yeoman and these organisations for their support and permission in using the work they have completed