General Manager


Function:

The General Manager of the Millwoods Minor Football Association is a position that is appointed for a two year term by the Board of Directors. The General Manager will optimize the relationship between the President, Board of Directors and members pertaining to football operations.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Attendance at monthly Board meetings.
  • Attend monthly Capital District Minor Football Association meetings.
  • Serve a two year term at minimum.
  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the association.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of external issues that affect the association.
  • Is a partner with the President and Directors in achieving the association’s mission.

 

Program Planning & Management for Coaching Staff

  • In early January schedules meeting with head coaches at all levels (Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget).
  • Based on this meeting, determine which coaches are returning and which are not. In the case of a head coach not returning to the association, gage input from the other coaches as to how and where to find a suitable candidate for the vacant position.
  • Determine which assistant coaches will be returning to the association.
  • Inform Board of Directors of all returning coaches and positions needed to be filled at February Board meeting.
  • Update coach’s certification list and discuss with the Board which coaches require development for the upcoming season.
  • The University of Calgary holds a certification course weekend in March. It is good practice for the association to send up to 3 coaches per year for initial certification or upgrading to Level II or Level III. Registration for this course should be made in February.
  • List all returning coaches for introduction at the Annual General Meeting.
  • In Early March ensure all coaches Police Records Check information is updated and input any new or relevant data into coach’s master spreadsheet.
  • Once the regular season begins, the General Manager is responsible for holding coaches meetings monthly for any updates or situations that may arise.

 

Program Planning & Management for Regular Season

  • In February or March attend the City of Edmonton field allocation meeting to ensure our program needs are met.
  • Attend all CDMFA coaching and regular meetings to receive information on any league or Canadian Amateur Football rule or regulation changes.
  • Communicate any changes to the appropriate coaching staff and Board of Directors.

 

Program Planning & Management for Equipment

  • After the Annual General Meeting is held, work with the Volunteer Director to identify and recruit 3 positions for equipment managers.
  • Develop and/or update the “Equipment Manager Manual” for incoming volunteers.
  • Work with these volunteers to explain the scope of the position.
  • Train and communicate regularly with these volunteer positions to ensure the equipment needs of the program are met.

 

Program Planning & Management for Spring Camp

  • In early April along with the Board of Directors decides on a date for annual Spring Camp.
  • In mid April schedules meeting with head coaches at the Atom, Peewee and Bantam level to discuss spring camp details. Responsible for determining all necessary details including (but not limited to):
  • Number of stations.
  • Specific skills for each station.
  • Number of coaches required to run the station and which coaches are able to volunteer for that weekend.
  • Time at each station.
  • Work with the Equipment Director to ensure the association has the adequate supplies needed.
  • In early May the General Manager must work with the Registrar, Volunteer Director, Communications Director, Equipment Director, and Concession Director to set out a detailed 2 day agenda for the program.
  • On Spring Camp weekend, the General Manager is responsible for field set- up and take-down, ensuring all equipment is present at each station and is the overall program administrator for the 2-day event.

 

 

Program Planning & Management Video Program

  • The General Manager is responsible for recruiting a video coordinator for the season to ensure that all games are filmed to use as a valuable tool for coaching.
  • A video coordinator job description is already in place to help guide the General Manger in finding a suitable candidate and explaining specific duties.

 

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