Functions of an administrator
The functional elements of an administrator could be classified under these headings:
Some of the steps that should be considered are as follows:
- Goals should be developed through the group process. Goals should be attainable. Challenging and adaptable.
- Good morale should be developed among staff
- Good planning must be done in clearly defined manner.
- In staff meetings and other group discussions, the administrator must encourage utilisation of democratic principles.
- There must be periodic evaluation of progress.
The football secretariat must operate on Management by Delegation if it is to be effective.
- Planning, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the Association’s programmes. This therefore involves:-
(a) Drawing of fixtures.
(b) Correspondence on major decisions.
(c) Compilation of league results.
(d) Maintaining and supervising a general office.
(e) Preparation of estimates.
(f) Liaison officer between players and officials of the Association in matters pertaining to welfare and camping.
(g) Protocol affairs – Arrival and departure of teams and officials.
(h) Keeping of proper records and ensuring proper movement of files.
(i) Keeping records on offices and cautions to players.
(j) Issuing of fines to clubs who report late for matches and also go against rules and regulations.
(k) Despatch of important documents and communications.
(l) Requisition for stationery, etc.
(m) Receiving, filling and taking action on match reports.
(n) Despatching of appointment letters of Referees and Match Commissioners.
(o) Ensure that disciplinary actions are strictly complied with.
(p) Interpretation and application and compliance with all rules and regulations.
These and many more are functions expected to be
performed by the Secretariat. In short, the administrator or managers must work through people to achieve the association, organisation or club’s objective. It is therefore the hope of the association here, that you as Managers/Administrators, working through your players, club executives and your supporters unions and who are now informed about the operations of the football secretariat, will work through it to enable the association achieve its objectives.
The Team Manager
Who is a Team Manager? A Team Manager by definition is one who is solely responsible for the club and an expert with good educational background whose duties shall include the following:-
(a) Selection of the team.
(b) Organisation of the system of play, training and coaching programmes.
(c) Club discipline, camping of players and the recruiting and selling of players.
Types of Team Manager
- Technical Team Manager
- Head Coach/Team Manager
- Suit-case Team Manager
For the sake of clarity, the job functions of each of the afore-mentioned Team Managers are as follows:
(i) He is the overall boss, i.e. he selects the coach,
Assistant coach, doctor, masseur, etc.
(ii) Selects the players.
(iii) Plans the strategy and training programmes for the team.
(iv) He is the technical leader and is answerable to the Management for the failures and successes of the team.
* Head Coach/Team Manager
He does the same as the Technical Team Manager in the absence of the full-time Technical Team Manager.
* Suit-Case Type (Non-Technical)
He is likened to a Welfare Officer, i.e. he does all the odd jobs in the team.