The Technical Director or Coordinator of grassroots football is on the one hand a coach of coaches, a trainer of educators, and on the other hand, an administrator of the resources of a Club, in all matters concerning sporting organisation, training and matches and all that this entails, without entering into economic aspects except at the express request of the Board of Directors.
- The duties of a Club Coordinator or Technical Director (TD) can be broadly summarised in two fundamental aspects:
Technical work with coaches and technicians.
Providing internal coherence to the club’s teams, taking into account the previous and subsequent training stages in order to follow the work and actions that the club intends to carry out. We emphasise that this is a laborious and complicated task, requiring a great deal of involvement from the technical director.
The organisational work of these teams according to the philosophy of the club.
Bringing together human and sporting aspects, so that both work and evolve at the same pace.
The functions of a football club coordinator are divided into five areas: The club, the teams, the coaches, the players and the parents.
- Assume the philosophy of the club and disseminate it.
- Establish a sporting model for the club and a playing model for the different teams.
- Determine the teams participating in one or another competition with consensus.
- Establish an internal work routine for the staff surrounding coaches, players and parents.
- Evaluate the necessary equipment in consensus with the management, coaches and technical advisors.
- Affirm, establish and enforce objectives in the teams, in all areas.
- To create a sporting policy for the functioning of all the club’s bodies.
- Periodic reports on the evolution of the club in organisational and sporting aspects.
- To create a working group with which to work closely in the monitoring and evaluation of the sporting and human project.
- Establish a working model in the teams, depending on age, level and objectives.
- Determine in consensus, the coaches in each team.
- Organise the training schedules and the use of the facilities of the different teams, with their possible variants and eventualities.
- To configure the different squads.
- Establish and inform all team members and their environment of the objectives of each team.
- Disseminate and enforce the work proposed by the Technical Department in detail.
- Computerised management of all teams.
- Establish changes in the teams, both players and coaches, depending on their level, performance or behaviour.
- Train and encourage coaches, trainers and sports staff.
- Informing and equipping specific training teams.
- Periodic meetings with the sports staff to resolve doubts, problems and to propose help or modifications to the established programme.
- Train coaches and trainers in all areas and facets of football.
- Close contact with them on and off the pitch.
- Creating and fostering a good relationship and working atmosphere among all the club’s coaches.
- Evaluation of their work in training sessions and matches by means of reports and talks to clarify the most relevant sporting and human aspects.
- Improve their training conditions in all aspects (sports equipment, training clothes, first aid kit, printed material,…).
- Keeping control, with the help of the coaches, of the data relating to the team and players in training sessions and matches, as well as the content of the training sessions, in close contact with the Technical Department.
- To get to know all the players, both in sporting and human aspects.
- Make them aware of the club’s human and sporting objectives by means of a set of mandatory regulations.
- To listen to them when they need our help.
- To help, encourage and motivate them in both sporting and human aspects.
- To know and actively participate in the composition of the squads and their movements. Establish the criteria for all these events.
- Regular meetings with them both as a group and individually to solve conflicts and evaluate the degree of success in the assimilation of the club’s objectives.
- Continually reinforce the idea and philosophy of the CLUB, and not of individual teams or players.
- Communicate the club’s objectives to them by means of a strictly enforced policy in which they have a place and powers.
- Meetings to resolve and guide them in any aspect.
- Inform them of the Club’s philosophy.
- Convey to them the importance of complying with the values that the Club disseminates and transmits.