The Team Manager is a central figure in creating the flow of communication – not only within the team (players, parents and coaches), but between the team and all support systems such as the Minor Hockey Association, Division Managers, League Managers, other teams, referees, officials, etc. The NWCAA has a Team Handbook and other important information that may be accessed under the Documents tab and then clicking on the Policies and Procedures tab. By taking on the operational aspects of the team, the manager enables the coach to focus on player development and on-ice instruction to provide the players with rewarding hockey experiences.
Each year the Board of Directors puts a cap on individual team budgets. It is the belief of the Board that our program should be accessible to all players and not be based on affordability.
Hockey Canada has a great managers manual that provides information to aid Team Managers in the smooth operation of the team by discussing the need to delegate and by identifying key topics that the Team Manager will need to address. Hockey Calgary suggests that every hockey association passes this document on to their team managers.
Numerous appendices including samples, templates and a glossary of terms are included to assist the Team Manager in pre-planning and organization. Many of the appendices are active documents that you can download and customize it to fit your own team needs.
Click any of the following links to download additional information to help you as a Manager:
- Hockey Canada’s Team Manager Manual (right click and save document to your computer)
- Hockey Calgary’s Whitebook (rules, regulations, suspension info etc)
- Fair Play Codes
- First Parent Meeting Outline
- Parents’ Contact & Responsibility List
- Phone Tree
- Hockey Canada Branches Directory
- Facility Safety Checklist
- Emergency Action Plan
- Abbreviations & Acronyms
- Roster- The NWCAA Registrar will forward an official Roster
- Hockey Canada By-laws
- Team Contact List
- Association Contact List
- Player Medical Form
- Injury Log
- Injury Report
- Blank Calendar
- Game Report
- Game Check List
- Budget Instructions
- Budget Sheets
- Travel Permits
- Glossary of Terms
Each team is assigned a trainer that is to be on the bench during all games. Further information for the coming year will be posted on this page.
Without volunteers, a hockey program such as the one that the NWCAA offers would be difficult to deliver unless we recouped all of the costs through fees. However since fees are substantially higher than that charged at the community level, fund raising both for the association and individual teams is essential if we are to make the program accessible to every player that qualifies to be on one of our teams.
From the association’s perspective, we undertake the following activities to generate funds that go towards running our program:
- Mac’s Tournament
Activities that have been successfully run in the past to support individual teams include:
- Silent Auctions
- NWCAA Yearbook advertising
- Calgary Co-op and Safeway certificates
- Bottle Drives
- Team Sponsors
- Car Raffle sponsored by the Alberta Dodge Dealers
We also do not forget the less fortunate in our community. In the past, many teams have volunteered their time at places such as the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the Calgary Food Bank or the Calgary Drop-in Center. We encourage all teams to consider these activities, especially early in the year to help draw the team together.