Welcome to the Michigan Tigers Manager’s page. This page is designed to provide our team managers with guidelines and resources to assist them in their managerial role.
Thank you for volunteering to serve as a team manager. Your role as manager is instrumental to the success of your team and the club. The following suggestions are just that—suggestions only. Please to what is best for you and your team.
Every Michigan Tigers soccer team has a single team manager, designated by the coach and club directors. This individual is responsible for all communication between families and coach, as well as coordination of schedules and administrator of pass-cards, game sheets and rosters, and referee fees. The team manager is critical to the success of the season and directly impacts the experiences of all members of the team. While the coach is responsible for on-field instruction and game management, the team manager is responsible for all off-field duties. Both coach and manager must be registered with the team’s league—for most, the Western Suburban Soccer League (WSSL). In addition, all coaches and managers must apply for and be accepted into the state of Michigan’s Risk Management program.
Please send your name, street address, email address, phone number, and the team(s) you will be managing to Coach Divi Neto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risk ManagementThe Risk Management program is an important aspect of all soccer clubs overseen by the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association, and ensures that all individuals interacting with players have no criminal record. All coaches, assistant coaches, and managers are required to obtain a Risk Management card prior to performing any duties associated with the team(s). To apply for a Risk Management card, visit the MSYSA website directly.
Club RegistrationThe Michigan State Youth Soccer Association uses Got Soccer for all rosters, pass-cards, and registration files.
The Western Suburban Soccer League (WSSL) has specific instructions for completing paperwork:
Name: Last and first names only. Spelling must match the name on proof-of-birth document. Example: Robert Thompson cannot be shortened to Rob Thompson on the registration form.
Date of Birth: Must match proof-of-birth document.
Affiliating Club or Association: Michigan Tigers Futbol Club
Team Name: Michigan Tigers (birth year). Example: For U11 Michigan Tigers, list Michigan Tigers ’00. Use letter designation for B, C, etc. teams.
Signature of Coach/Team Official: Signature can be either head coach or manager.
Signature of Parent/Guardian: Signature is needed in two locations on this form, and must be dated after June 17, 2011.
Signature of Affiliating Club President or Registrar: Leave blank
Proof-of-Birth Document: Collect this form from parents. Proof-of-birth can be a birth certificate, alien registration card, or passport. Should the proof-of-birth document include social security numbers, please black out information using black marker. Copies will not be returned; please do not use originals. Make two additional copies of document; the original and one copy will be given to Coach Divi Neto, the third is for your records. Do not use staples, but paperclip the proof-of-birth document behind the completed registration form. Request school photo from parents.
MSYSA Soccer Medical Release Form: Medical Release must be completely filled out and notarized before accepting.
MSYSA Parent or Guardian Consent to Travel Form:
WSSL Packet Preparation For Approval: After all of the above has been completed, arrange the paperwork in the following order: Player registration form, proof of birth, passcard (all paper clipped together). Place in the same order player names appear on the roster. Do not staple.
Player passcards are official identification and should not be copied or tampered with. Using illegal players can have severe repercussions to the player, coach, team manager, and club. You must bring player passcards to every game; make sure to receive them back from the referee at the completion of play.
Players, coaches, and team managers all must have passcards made. The Michigan Tigers Futbol Club recommends laminating the passcards and placing them in a three-ring binder. Putting the passcards in alphabetical or numerical order can save time on game day.
Please ask for and receive email addresses and phone numbers for all players/parents on the team prior to the season. While oftentimes email is the most efficient way of contacting players and parents, in the event of time-sensitive information needing to be relayed (such as practice cancellations and/or field changes), communication is best done over the phone.
WSSL scheduling is now done prior to the official scheduling meeting by phone or email. Please be aware of other teams your head coach may be coaching prior to scheduling league games. All home games must be confirmed with Coach Divi Neto.
Each team is responsible for paying home-game referees. The fees vary according to age; 6-v-6 games pay only a single referee, while 8-v-8 and 11-v-11 games pay one center referee and two linesmen. Paying referees is best done by creating envelopes at the beginning of each season; label the envelope with the date of the game, the team names, and the referee’s name (if available).