Responsibilities of Team Managers, Team Coaches & Players

 

Team Managers

It is the responsibility of the Team Manager to recruit and organize the team as a whole, register athletes (Players) and non-athletes (Team Manager and Team Coach) with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), to complete the AJGTS Registration Form……recruit a Team Coach, arrange team TPC sessions (Training- Practice-Competitions) and determine make-up of team(s) for competition.  The positions of Team Manger and Team Coach may be shared by two or more people.

On the day of a competition, one Team Manager (or their substitute) is required for each set of four players to serve as OBSERVERS, MONITOR PLAY, assist at SCOREBOARD, etc.  Team Managers are encouraged to honor the traditions of the game and demonstrate qualities of good leadership and citizenship at all times…..including host facility policies on attire, cell phone use, etc. 

Team Coaches

Team Coaches are to establish training, practice and play sessions for all players under the guidance of a Team Manager.  The more successful programs are those who connect with a PGA or LPGA golf professional.  This helps young players by having one person to coalesce all the knowledge and proper techniques.  Parent Manager and Parent Coaches are more effective as a practice facilitator working in conjunction with the PGA or LPGA professional.  Parents provide transportation, carry out practice plans and help to make it FUN.

The IRGF provides a booklet on the Fundamentals of the Golf Swing called The Great Experience of Golf for Boys and The Great Experience of Golf for Girls.  Players are encouraged to prepare for competitions through Short Game Skills Stations (Green Zone) and Full-Swing Stations (Red Zone).

Inter-team matches and challenges are encouraged along with training, practice sessions and fun competitions.  Team Coaches are encouraged to establish a “ladder system” for challenges by individual players.  This process could be helpful in determining the make-up of a team for an AJGTS event.

Team Coaches are encouraged to honor the traditions of the game and demonstrate qualities of good leadership and citizenship at all times.…..including host facility policies on attire, cell phone use, etc.    Assistance on the day of a competition would be greatly appreciated.

 Players

The first and foremost responsibility of all players is to honor the traditions of the game, be properly attired and to conduct themselves in the highest of standards in character and good citizenship.  You are guests of your team’s host golf facility and AJGTS host facilities.  It is important to be remembered favorably during all team activity….including weekly team practice/play sessions and during monthly AJGTS events.

Golf Etiquette including proper conduct on the golf course is very important.  Members are expected to demonstrate this at all times in accordance with guidelines outlined by the USGA and AJGTS.  Players are expected to demonstrate RESPECT for each other, coaches and administrators of the AJGTS.  Extending common COURTESIES and expressions of THANKFULNESS goes a long way towards building valued and lasting relationships.

 Note:  All guests are expected to honor the CELL PHONE policies of the host golf facility.

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