Three GB Teams need Managers for 2019

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Three GB Fastpitch Softball Teams – the GB Under-19 Men’s Team, the GB Under-18 Women’s Team and the GB Under-16 Women’s Team – need new Team Managers for the 2019 season.

Both the Under-18 and Under-16 Women’s Teams will be playing in European Championship tournaments in 2019 and there are plans for both teams to also compete in the 2019 Canada Cup Tournament during the first half of July. 

Next summer’s Under-18 European Championship will be a qualifier for a WBSC Under-18 Women’s World Cup in 2020.

The Under-19 Men’s Team does not have a European Championship next year, but hopes to compete in one or more invitational tournaments in Europe.


The role

GB Softball Team Managers work as part of a staff group that includes the Head Coach, Assistant Coaches and a team physio or other medical personnel.

Primary duties include:

  • Acting as the centre for team communications to and from players and staff.
  • Liaising with tournament organisers and the GB Management Committee with regard to overseas tours.
  • Organising logistics for overseas tours (flights, accommodation, meals, internal transport, laundry etc).
  • Managing the team budget and accounts.
  • Organising team uniforms, clothing and equipment through a system established by the GB Management Committee.

A full description of the job specifications for a GB Softball Team Manager can be found here, but the job is not as daunting at this list may make it seem!

The role can be hard work – especially before and during tournaments – but it can also be fulfilling and a lot of fun.  And the hard work is usually concentrated during a relatively small part of the year.


Conditions

All staff positions on GB Softball National Teams are voluntary; no one is paid a salary or fee. 

However, all costs for staff members are covered when a national team goes abroad for competition, and some expenses connected with organising training and competition in the UK can also be claimed if necessary.

Anyone interested in applying for any of these positions should start by filling out a GB Staff Application Form on this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/S1SW0tzac11DPNew1.

The deadline for applications for these positions is 5.00 pm on Friday 21 December 2018.

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