Ensuring there are enough players available each week for the team.
Managers should encourage parents to advise them if any player will be unavailable for a match day or training session as soon as possible. To obtain game draw information, see the the NSFA website Draw, Results and Tables page here and navigate to the relevant competition.
Lists of player names, emails and phone numbers are available to each Manager via dribl on a computer and not the app. Managers can login using their email address and the password they created. Some SHPFC Managers use the free website teamer.net to manage their teams. It can be used to send game notifications, and receive confirmation of player availability, via SMS and email. Managers can also use dribl on the website to send emails to their teams.
Making sure the Match Card is completed and results recorded.
For U6 – U11 ages (MiniRoos), the Manager should use the dribl app or website to enter match results. An instructional video can be found here showing the relevant steps. For the U6 – U7 squads, the app or website includes space to enter the score for the A vs A game and the B vs B game. For the U8 to U11 teams, there is only a single score entered.
For Competition Ages (U12/G12 upwards), match cards are electronic and administered in dribl. An instructional video can be found here. You will also need to confirm the other teams match card on the day, video here.
After each game, the Manager must enter the result online before the end of the weekend so that the NSFA has a record of the result. The Managers for both teams involved in each game enter the results so that they can be checked against each other. If the results are not entered then the club becomes liable for significant financial penalties imposed by the NSFA.
An instructional video can be found for entering a match result here.
What do I do if I need to forfeit?
The NSFA Competition Regulations (MiniRoos and Competition Football documents) covers procedures for a forfeit. The CF11A – Forfeit Form needs to be filled out and emailed to email@example.com Please advise our President before contacting the association firstname.lastname@example.org
All forfeits must be notified to NSFA on the published Forfeit Form at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the fixture, otherwise the club will be fined.
Disseminating Club and NSFA information
The manager is responsble for keeping the team informed about game times and ground locations, as well as whether training or matches have been cancelled. Some managers use social media apps like WhatsApp to deliver team related information. Ideally the Manager should be familiar with their age group’s NSFA manual and match rules, available from the NSFA website.
Managing a football team is not onerous, but it’s an essential function. Without a Manager, families and players will have organisational problems, and the club will likely be fined for missing match results. So, thank you for volunteering for this simple but essential role.