About Team Manager

All teams at all levels of competition require managers. Team Managers are responsible for effectively managing the administrative and operational needs of a surf team.

Team Managers work with junior, youth senior and masters teams, at all levels of surf sport competition (i.e. club, branch, state, national and international). The primary purpose of Team Manager is to efficiently and effectively manage the team during the particular event campaign. This includes, although is not limited to, logistics, outfitting, accommodation and equipment for all related training camps and competitions. Roles and responsibilities of the team manager include:
  • Leading others
  • Planning
  • Organising and administering
  • Communicating with others
  • Multi-tasking
  • Maintaining team control
  • Understanding the relevant competition manual
  • Liaising between all levels of the team and relevant team officials
  • Selecting quality personnel to fill supporting roles within the team
  • Facilitating the writing of a detailed report at the completion of competition
  • Acting as the lead spokesperson for the team.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:


There are no specific qualifications


There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

SLSA Team Manager Guides are available to support Team Managers, however not formal qualification is required to fulfil the role.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become a Team Manager, please contact your local club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

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