A hockey manager is a very important figure to a hockey team. Hockey managers are popular in youth hockey and typically tend to be parents who are volunteering part time separate from their careers. Hockey managers work alongside the coaches of the team to help make the coach's job easier. Coaches are responsible for developing their players' talents and creating a strategy for the team while managers are responsible for the logistics associated with the team.
Hockey managers have several responsibilities. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to: scheduling games, applying for tournaments, booking the referees, renting the ice and organizing and ordering apparel for their team. A hockey manager's primary responsibility is to facilitate communication between the league, officials, the team, and the parents. Every team is different and their needs are different. Therefore, managers' responsibilities vary from team to team. However, the aforementioned responsibilities are the most common among hockey managers.