Job Description: Team Manager

Dorchester Rugby Football Club

Responsible to: DRFC Junior Section Committee

Main Duties:

  1. To play a full part in the management of DRFC teams in association with the DRFC coaching team.
  2. To work with other managers and coaches in the DRFC coaching team, and in association with the DRFC Junior Section Committee, to deliver a programme of Rugby for all ages that is active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.
  3. To maintain high ethical standards in coaching practice and to agree to, and abide by, the RFU Code of Conduct for Coaches and any additions to it agreed by the DRFC Junior Section Committee.
  4. To maintain a register of all players attending sessions of the team(s) for which you are responsible. Within or additional to that register you must keep a record of which players have been involved in which matches/competitions.
  5. Never allow coaching or training activities for which coaches do not have the relevant competency or training.
  6. To promote and abide by the RFU Policies on Anti-Bullying, Equity and the Welfare of Young People.
  7. To undertake all training and actions required to fulfil the team manager role, including, but not exclusively:
  8. Completion and periodic update of CRB checks;
  9. RFU-approved child protection training;
  10. To undertake, within a mutually agreed time-scale, other training as may be required by the DRFC Junior Section Committee.
  11. To commit to the requirements of the Continuum with regard to the management of teams and players.
  12. To be a positive role model for young people and promote the “spirit of the game” of Rugby Union.
  13. To understand, and work to, the principles of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), recognising that Rugby Union is a “late specialisation sport” and therefore requires a generalised approach to early training.
  14. To commit to, and work within, the Rugby Continuum for players at Stages 1, 2 and 3 and to work within the laws of the game for the age-specific variants beyond.
  15. To assist in the selection of teams.
  16. To travel to and help organise matches, competitions and festivals.
  17. To provide feedback as required to the DRFC Junior Section Committee.
  18. To attend, as required, meetings of the DRFC Junior Section Committee.To inform the Chairman, Coaching Co-ordinator and your immediate coaching colleagues, in advance, of any sessions or games you are unable to attend.