■ Job description (schedule management, etc.)
There are schedules for practice, meetings, and away games.Arrangements include training grounds, mobile buses for home games, accommodation on expeditions, Shinkansen/airplane tickets, and supplementary meals for matches.Since there is no dedicated ground in The Spa today, ground arrangements occur every time.
Practice and matches include support for goalkeepers to practice, pick up balls, replenish drinks, and deputy umpires in Kohaku matches.I’m also in charge of accounting, and I manage ground usage fees, equipment used by the team, and transportation expenses for trainees on a monthly budget ■ What do you find fun?
Maybe during a game, when you ask about the manager’s work on the other team or exchange information such as the travel time of the stadium from the hotel you stayed away from.Before you go on an expedition, check the manager’s face picture on the website and talk to him during the warm-up period from arrival at the stadium.The rest is when I was able to reunite with the players I had in my college days.
■What are you devising?
There are many changes such as training time, so we often contact the players.What you should be careful about at that time is to convey it in an easy-to-understand manner.I often contact you via LINE, but instead of explaining slowly, I will write down the reason in an easy-to-understand manner after concluding.I’m working on it with a sense of tension because I should never make a mistake in the contents of the contact.
■What do you find difficult?
The match against Tsuegen Kanazawa (August 20, 2023) was canceled due to lightning.It was my first experience and I honestly didn’t know how to deal with it.But if I panicked, the players would panic, so I calmly watched the situation and acted.Looking back calmly now, I don’t know if my judgment and actions at that time were correct, but I think I had to wait for the thunder to stop because of the weather.
Away’s game against V. Farren Nagasaki (September 9th of the same year) was predicted to land near the moving day.I thought about what to do with transportation until just before and consulted with the director, and with the cooperation of Mr. Cain’s Travel, I arranged tickets.