The goal of the Team Manager is to ensure the smooth operation and compliance of their assigned team as well as the well-being and safety of their athletes.
The Team Manager is responsible for one specific team, or in some cases a number of athletes competing in an individual sport. They work closely with the Head Coach to ensure the scheduling and smooth operation of all aspects relating to athlete identification and recruitment, training, competing and well-being. As the head of logistics for the team, the Team Manager is responsible for enforcing and executing all guidelines, timelines and policies set by the Maccabi Canada head office, including athlete registration, payment schedule, competition uniform, communication and information distribution.
During the Games this role includes age appropriate supervision and management of the athletes, assisting the coach before, during and after competition in ensuring that all logistical needs are being met for the team.
A Team Manager does not need to have coaching experience, but must be familiar with all aspects of the sports they are applying to manage.
The goal of the Head Coach is to guide and lead their athletes providing their expertise in order to achieve sports excellence and the best obtainable outcome for their team.
The Head Coach is responsible for one specific team or in some cases one specific sport. They work closely with the Team Manager to identify and recruit high level athletes in their sport. It is the coach’s responsibility to plan, attend and execute all tryouts and training camps.
During the Games, the Head Coach is required to attend the coaches’ technical meetings and, if necessary, any meetings relating to athletic participation, security, medical access, and any other issues as required by the Maccabi Organizing Committee and Maccabi Canada.
A Head Coach needs to have extensive coaching experience in the sport they are applying to coach.
The goal of the Communications Team is to share the Maccabi Canada experience with all of our athletes and supporters – both in Israel and in Canada.
A Communications team member will be responsible for providing coverage of Team Canada’s progress and activities before the Games. This may include reporting on try-outs and training camps, taking pictures, researching potential and selected athletes and posting to social media.
During the Games a Communications team member will act as a “one-person” media team, attending Team Canada’s events, reporting on their achievements, taking pictures and posting to social media.
A Communications team member must have a valid driver’s license and must be able to drive in Israel.
The goal of the Medical Team is to provide adequate health care for all Canadian delegation members and to ensure their health and safety at all times.
Medical and therapy coverage is required at all Team Canada practices and competitions. Medical staff is responsible for assessing and treating athletes in order to ensure their well-being and determine safe and timely return to play.
During the Games, each Medical team member will be assigned to a number of teams within a sport, or a specific region, and will provide athletes with treatments such as pre-practice and pre-game taping and wrapping, first response intervention, first aid to injuries occurring during competition, and if required follow up treatment and/or escorting athletes to the hospital.
In addition, all medical staff will be assigned time for clinical work during the Games.
Medical, Communications, Junior Village, and Logistics teams will be assigned a Team Lead. The team lead’s role is to ensure proper execution of the support team’s objectives before and during the Games. To act as a liaison between the Maccabi Canada Head Office and their team.
The team leads will assist in searching and identifying potential team members, define individual team member’s roles and hold them accountable to fulfilling their duties, ensuring the appropriate coverage for each team and sport.
Team Leads will take on the leadership role in addition to accepting and adhering to the rules, policies, responsibilities and financial commitment as outlined by their individual team’s role.
If you are interested in being a team lead, please mention it in the comments section and/or during your interview.
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