What is National Team Manager Day?
National Team Manager Day takes place every year on November 6 and celebrates the unsung heroes and the glue that holds every team together: team managers. Regardless of their sport, league, or size, team managers are often overlooked and undervalued, but today we recognize the countless hours they spend making sure their team’s whole season runs smoothly and successfully, and all the work they put in acting as the liaison between coaches, parents, and players.
Here at National Today, we are thrilled to partner with FlipGive to bring you National Team Manager Day in both the U.S. and Canada on November 6. The free app, launched in 2016, has transformed the way youth sports teams across North America raise money. FlipGive has devised partnerships with hundreds of national brands to provide cash back from purchases made through its platform. That way, teams earn money when they shop with their favorite brands for groceries, gas, clothes, equipment, meals out, travel and more.
“We have only scratched the surface of what is possible in the world of team sport and club fundraising,” says FlipGive co-founder and CEO Mark Bachman. So far over 35,000 teams and clubs have used the app to raise $20 million through everyday purchases at favorite retailers and restaurants. The list include Apple, Under Armour, Walmart, Home Depot, Nike, and Buffalo Wild Wings.
FlipGive Makes the Process Simple with These Three Steps:
- Create your team (see $20 bonus offer below)
- Invite your teammates
- Shop (either in store or online)
You can also earn by using FlipGive to plan team events and even accept donations.
The Search for FlipGive’s “Team Manager of the Year”
Who’s America’s best youth sports team manager? Perhaps she (or he) is managing your team! FlipGive is on a mission to find the three top team managers who (literally) go the extra mile to help their teams succeed on and off the field. Do you know one who’s not only an organizational wizard, but juggles multiple balls in the air at once (no pun intended) and always ensures your team has everything needed to succeed? Submit the nomination form between November 1 and November 30. Create a glowing description of your team manager in 100 words or less. FlipGive will award three winners $1,000 each for their team!
FlipGive Bonus Offer
The app includes a special deal for National Team Manager Day: If you sign up and create a team before November 30, 2019, you’ll receive a $20 bonus. Read on to learn more about all the ways FlipGive can help your team and, most importantly, your kids!
National Team Manager Day Related Holidays
Working hand in hand with team managers everywhere, coaches are super influential and important to the development of athletes in every sport. National Coaches Day celebrates all the work, wisdom, and patience these critical team members use everyday.
Whether they’re in youth soccer or a major Division 1 school, student-athletes are by and large the largest athletic demographic in the US. And, naturally, team managers and student-athletes work together constantly. While today we may be celebrating how managers help catapult student-athletes to success, National Student-Athlete Day is about all the hard work and dedication these kids show.
American Football Day requires equipment, space, and massive teams of a variety of athletes. Naturally, team managers are critical to their success. American Football Day is a celebration of everything related to the pigskin and the gridiron.
History of National Team Manager Day
Whether they’re raising funds for their local basketball team, or making sure that all the travel and lodging arrangements for an out-of-town soccer tournament are taken care of, team managers have a long history of being the organizational linchpins that allow head coaches and athletes to shine. Without their efforts there would be no rosters or league schedules, let alone travel budgets, playbook or practice organization, and facility rentals.
In scholastic sports, the role of team manager is often filled by fellow students. The youngsters aid the team with practice, coordinate the care of their uniforms, and fulfill other support roles all in an effort to help the team focus on the play on the field. Coaches rely on these managers to keep their organizations running smoothly.
Similarly, parents often serve as team managers for recreational sport leagues, organizing fundraising, handling practice and game logistics, and sometimes managing travel expenses and booking. They are an important resource for the leagues and often help coaches coordinate all of the team’s off-field needs.
Team managers have always been prominent figures in nearly every sport, whether it’s local youth hockey, select soccer, or high school swimming. Because of that, they play a key role in making sure the needs of athletes, parents, and coaches are taken care of and have everything they need to be successful. On this holiday, it’s time to make sure that those who take care of everyone else on the field, are taken care of themselves.