6 Communication Strategies for Team Managers

communicate_postHockey season is long so effective communication is key to a smooth season. Managers can make the season flow smoothly and put parents at ease by using the communication strategies listed below:

1. Make a spreadsheet with each player’s name, number, parents’ names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address.  Send this information to all parents in a season-opener e-mail.

2. Make the above information into a wallet card and hand it out to all parents.  Be sure to include the team logo.

3. Send all parents an e-mail prior to dryland or a scheduled practice.  Make sure coaches know of players who will not make an event.

4. Send an e-mail to parents if the schedule changes or events are canceled.

5. Make sure all parents know the correct time/rink!

6. To make your job easier, create a template of the above items and save it in your e-mail drafts so you can copy and paste it for each event.

By keeping parents in the loop and communicating effectively, team managers can help ensure a smooth and enjoyable season for everyone.

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