Do you want to manage a Somerset age group team?

Boys County Age Group Managers sought

County Age Group Managers help to organise and administrate Somerset’s representative teams. Somerset Cricket Board (SCB) currently run boys teams from U10 to U17. The manager’s role is a crucial one in ensuring that players have a positive experience of playing for their County. We currently have managerial vacancies at various boys age group levels that we are seeking to fill for the coming season (2018).

Managers are role models for young players, and all aspects of their behaviour need to reflect this responsibility. Below is a list of characteristics that we believe are crucial to the role of a county age group manager:

  • Good communicator
  • Organised
  • Punctual
  • Well mannered
  • Approachable
  • Trustworthy

Job Description:

The role of a County Age Group manager includes the following:

  • Attending all summer matches
  • Liaising with your County Age Group coach to select teams throughout the summer match play programme
  • Manage the team on match-days, which will include liaison with the opposition, umpires and the host venue
  • Be the main point of contact for parents throughout the summer, sending and receiving relevant information to/from players (and parents)
  • Produce match reports for SCB Head Coach
  • Confirm pre-arranged fixtures with other counties and communicate match and travel information to parents, umpires and venues in advance of any fixture
  • If applicable, attend the relevant county age group festival (three to five days long), ensuring players/parents know travel arrangements and full festival details. Act as the guardian of the players at the festival, assisted in turn by the coach
  • Attend occasional meetings with the County Age Group Performance team
  • Produce annual report for Yearbook and attend annual Awards evening

Match Day – in partnership with team coach

  • Responsible for the appearance of your players
  • Responsible for equipment including SCB first aid kit
  • Scoring/delegation of scoring
  • Thank the appropriate people

Approximate time commitment:

Approximately eight to ten county age group matches through the summer - these are 35-50 overs per side, varying from midweek to Sundays depending on the age group
An annual festival with a maximum of five nights away
Maximum of two hours administration per week during the season and significantly less in the winter

Qualifications and checks required:

Managers must currently possess the following or commit to doing so shortly after appointment (we will assist with the below and cover all necessary costs).

  • DBS (formally CRB) clearance certificate
  • A valid First Aid certificate (completed within three years)
  • A valid Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate (completed within three years)

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  • Experience at managing a youth squad at club level.
  • Not having a child in the county team you wish to manage.

What you will get out of it:

Our aim is to help develop individuals not only as cricketers, but also as people. We hope that all managers get a feeling of fulfilment and satisfaction by playing a major part in enabling young people to experience something special and helping them to develop during the process.

You will feel part of two teams: Your own age group side and also the Somerset Cricket family, where we all try to develop players to be the best they can be whilst enjoying themselves at the same time.

You will become part of a highly respected County youth set up that has produced some outstanding professional cricketers and will play your part in creating the star cricketers of the future.

You are able to claim your travelling expenses incurred to and from games.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for the role of boys County Age Group Manager for the summer of 2018 and hopefully beyond, please contact Somerset Cricket Board Performance Administrator, Michelle Brooks with the following information:

1) Personal contact details

2) Current work/time commitments

3) Why you would like to become a County Age Group Manager

4) What relevant skills you have to fulfil the role

If you have any queries or questions about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Michelle Brooks’ number is 01823 352266.