Managing a Thunderbolts netball team is a rewarding experience. It's a great way to be involved with the team and help ensure your season runs smoothly. From organising the scoring and fruit roster to entering your team into carnivals, the Manager is an important and valued part of the team!
We hope you enjoy your season as Manager and if you have any questions, please contact our President, Nic Cusack.
It is important to work in conjunction with your coach to help the season run smoothly by ensuring that any communication is forwarded to all team members and parents. We recommend most communication be done on your team page located on the website when you log in. Your team players and parents contact details are also available on this page.
If any concerns among the team arise, the Manager should be the point of contact and if necessary, bring the issue to the attention of a committee member.
Start of season
Organise a scoring and fruit roster at the beginning of the season. If you are asking parents to take a turn at washing bibs this can also be done on the same roster.
Please note our bibs and patches are expensive to replace so it would be very much appreciated if they could be washed with care…..thank you!
Keep a record of the players signatures as they must sign the score card the same way each week. This can be very helpful for our younger players as they often forget how they have signed their name from week to week.
Redlands Netball Association has released the following information as a guideline for team managers:
- Ensure the team is CORRECTLY ATTIRED – no jewellery including earrings.
- Control the BEHAVIOUR of your players & spectators as per RNA Codes of Behaviour Policies.
FIRST DAY DUTIES:
All players must sign the TEAM REGISTRATION CARD & SCORE CARD
First initial and last name in running writing. The signature must be legible.
Keep a copy of players’ signatures for weekly reference.
Keep a record of any player in your team that has filled in for another team. Players are allowed to play in a higher division 3 times. From and including the fourth week of fixtures players must remain in the team in which they played on that occasion. This rule does not preclude a player from playing in a higher grade prior to week four of the competition. 10 year old players are not able to play in a higher division.
IMPORTANT COMPETITION RULES:
- Non-competitive players aged 8, 9 and 10 may NOT PLAY in competitive teams.
- After the first 3 weeks, no player may play in a lower grade than the one in which they are registered.
- After the first 3 weeks, players’ registered in a division may NOT PLAY ACROSS in another team in the same division.
- No Age player may play in a team below their correct age group.
- All players who take the court must sign the score card – including any “playing up” from another team.
- Where a player is playing up from another team, their division must be included on the card.
Note: Cross out names of players who are listed on the score card but do not take the court.
- For non-competitive teams all players need to be rotated at least once per game and must experience all positions during the course of the season.
- Player positions each quarter must be filled in on the card. RNA will send the club a reminder letter if they feel that the rotation of players is not adequate.
- For competitive teams the scorer and the team captain also need to sign the score card at the end of the game.
- Penalties apply for not adhering to the rules above.
- The team listed first on the fixture sheet is responsible for collecting the score card from the control desk.
- For competitive teams the winning team returns the scorecard at the end of the game.
- For non-competitive teams the second named team returns the scorecard.
If your team is expected to be unable to field the minimum 5 players for a game then you must phone the RNA Secretary (details on "Contact Us" page) at least 24 hours before the match, at the latest. Failure to do this will result in a fine of $100 issued by RNA which will be collected from the team.