Technical Zone Functional Roles

To produce a clearly defined policy whereby no one is in doubt of the roles for sideline personnel and technical zone management.

Managing the technical zone (TZ)

Ensuring teams have correct number of personnel in place, ensuring teams move into and away from the TZ quickly between matches, answering any queries from other TZ personnel.

Managing Substitutions

Looking after each team and ensuring all substitutions are managed in a timely manner and using the correct protocol.

Co-ordinating Substitutions

Receiving the substitution cards, recording substitutions, double checking them and filing them with tournament office.


Keeping manual score of the match, recording scorers.

Time Keeping

Keeping manual time of the match, temporary suspensions, blood bin, extra time, etc.

Managing Teams On/Off

Ensuring the teams are in place at the designated time (typically by 5 minutes before kickoff)