Coach Cibe

Il coach secondo il regolamento FIL

John Danowsky, coach di Duke, circondato dai suoi uomini.

Il regolamento FIL riserva diversi paragrafi alla figura dell’allenatore e in particolare dell’ head coach chiarendo quali siano i diritti e i doveri di questa figura.
Vediamo insieme le regole e i punti che riguardano gli allenatori secondo il “FIL Rules of Men’s Field Lacrosse, 2011-2012“.

Section 1 The Playing Field
Rule 11 The Coaches’ Areas
11.1 A dotted restraining line shall be placed nine feet (2.74 metres) from the sideline. It shall be parallel to the sideline and extend the length of the bench area. The area bounded by the side line, the dotted restraining line, the special substitution area line and the imaginary extension of the goal area line shall be designated the coaches’ area.
Questo vuol dire che, anche se nel nostro campionato queste linee sono spesso “immaginarie” visto che nessuna squadra ha a disposizione un campo dedicato solo al lacrosse, il coach si può muovere lungo tutta la panchina e anche nelle aree di sostituzione.

Section 3 The Teams
Rule 19 Number Of Players
It shall be the responsibility of the home team head coach to see
i) that the playing field is in proper condition for play;
ii) that the time-keepers and scorers are on hand with all the equipment necessary for them to carry out their respective functions;
iii) that balls and ball persons are provided
E’ quindi responsabilità del coach tenere sotto controllo l’attività dei refertisti e la “giocabilità della partita” attraverso la presenza di palle e di (eventuali) raccattapalle.
Rule 21 Captains
21.3 Should the captain leave the field of play, either he or his coach should designate to the nearest referee the name and number of the replacing captain.
Questo è un compito assolutamente istituzionale del coach. Definire i capitani della propria squadra.
Rule 22 Coaches (questa è una regola revisionata e approvata nel 2010 ed è la regola base per le responsabilità e diritti del coach)
22.1 A team may have any number of coaches but each team shall designate one coach as its head coach. The head coach shall be responsible for making all decisions for his team that are not specifically delegated to his captain. Before the commencement of the game, the head coach shall nominate his captain(s), and an In-home to the officials. The In-home may be any member of the squad.
Se una squadra ha più allenatori deve designare un head coach che sarà responsabile di tutte le decisioni che non sono specificatamente delegate al capitano. Sarà il coach a designare il capitano, l’In-home e il designated defender.
22.2 The head coach shall at all times conduct himself like a gentleman, and he shall endeavour in every way to have his players and substitutes also conduct themselves like gentlemen.
He shall also be in control of and responsible for the actions and conduct of all non-playing members of his squad and any and all persons officially connected with his team. He shall assist the officials to keep the game under control at all times. It shall be his duty, upon the request of an official, effectively to control any actions of spectators, which are not in conformity with good sportsmanship.
Ritengo che questa sia una regola fondamentale. Il coach deve tenere un comportamento irreprensibile e garantire il comportamento corretto dei propri giocatori e dei membri non giocatori della squadra. Ma soprattutto deve aiutare e sostenere gli arbitri nel tenere sotto controllo il gioco e – su richiesta degli arbitri - monitorare le azioni degli spettattori se queste sono antisportive.
22.3 It shall be the responsibility of the home head coach to see
i) that the playing field is in proper condition for play;
ii) that the time-keepers and scorers are on hand with all the equipment necessary for them to carry out their respective functions;
iii) that balls and ball persons are provided.
Questa regola ricalca esattamente la prima parte della regola 19.
22.4 It shall be the responsibility of head coaches to see that their players and substitutes are properly equipped to play.
E’ compito del coach verificare che i propri giocatori abbiano una attrezzatura adeguata.
22.5 One or more of a team’s coaches may be a player-coach. The officials and the opposing head coach must be informed of the shirt number of any such player-coach before the start of the game. When a player-coach is in the coaches’ area, he shall not wear his helmet.
Questa è una delle regole più applicabili alla realtà del lacrosse italiano dove, al momento, tutti gli allenatori sono anche giocatori. Tra le altre cose, quando un palyer-coach non è in campo e si muove nell’area del coach non può indossare il casco.

Section 4 Control of the game
Rule 23 The Officials
[OMISSIS] The referees shall have authority over the play of the game, with control and jurisdiction over the chief bench official, the bench manager, the time-keeper, penalty time-keepers, scorers, players, substitutes, coaches, anyone officially connected with the teams, and spectators.
In sostanza, quello che ci interessa è che il coach risponde agli arbitri come tutti gli altri.
24.2 The CBO shall:
[OMISSIS] v) check that no illegal actions are carried out by a coach or official member of either squad;[OMISSIS]
Giriamo la frase: il coach non deve commettere azioni “illegali”….
24.5 The CBO and/or the bench manager shall advise the coaches, if so requested, as to the decisions of the referees.
…ma ha diritto ad avere spiegazioni dagli arbitri.

Section 5 The lenght of the game
30.3 iii) If the delay is more than 60 minutes, then a 20 minute warm-up will be allowed. By mutual consent of both coaches, the above warm-up times may be shortened.
Regola che trova di fatto scarsa applicazione.
44.6 A time-out may be called by a coach, a captain, or the player who has possession of the ball.
The request may be made to a referee or to the chief bench official.
Il time out può essere chiamato dal coach, dal capitano o dal giocatore che è in possesso della palla.

Section 6 The Play Of The Game
Rule 45 Head Coach’s Request For Stick-Check Or Stick-Count (anche questa è una regola revisionata e approvata nel 2010)
45.1 A team’s head coach may request the inspection of any crosse of the opposing team that is on the field of play. All aspects of the construction and dimensions of the crosse shall be considered. Such a request may only be made when the ball is dead.
L’head coach può chiedere (su dead ball) di verificare la regolarità della crosse di un avversario.
45.4 If a stick is found to be legal after a stick-check has been requested by a given head coach then:
i) On the first occasion that a stick is found to be legal after a stick-check has been requested by that coach, there shall be no penalty inflicted on the coach who asked for the stick-check.
ii) For every subsequent occasion on which a stick is found to be legal after that coach has requested a stickcheck, a technical penalty shall be inflicted on the
coach.
Il coach però non deve chiedere il controllo delle stick “a vanvera”. Alla seconda volta che chiede il controllo di una stick e questa risultasse entrambe le volte regolare il coach sarà punito con un fallo tecnico. Ovviamente l’espulsione sarà scontata dalla solita incolpevole vittima: l’In-home.
45.6 A team’s head coach may request the Chief Bench Official to carry out a count of the number of long crosses being used by the opposition at any time. The stick-count will take place immediately.
Il resto della regola prosegue come per la 45.4. Se il conteggio è regolare il coach viene “graziato” la prima volta ma non la seconda.
47.3 If the designated goalkeeper leaves the field of play and is not replaced by another player using a goalkeeper’s stick, then the following rules shall apply: If the designated goalkeeper exchanges crosses with a teammate prior to leaving the field, then that player shall be deemed to be the designated goalkeeper until such time as the crosses are re-exchanged. If there is no goalkeeper’s crosse in use by a team at any time, then the captain or coach of that team must nominate a player to act as the designated goalkeeper.
Questa regola riguarda la decisione del coach di designare un portiere sostituto in caso di necessità.
Nominated Defender Rule 47.4 i) Before the commencement of the game, the Head Coach shall nominate a starting longstick of his squad to be the Nominated Defender.
Tra i compiti del “nominated defender” c’è anche quello ingrato di scontare le espulsioni al posto del portiere.

Section 9 Technical Fouls
Rule 60 Illegal Actions By Team Officials
60.1 A coach, trainer or other person officially connected with a team shall not:
i) Enter the field of play without the permission of an official, except during a team time-out or between periods;
ii) Use artificial aids to communicate with players on the field of play;
iii) Leave the area on his bench’s side of the field between the special substitution area line and the imaginary extension of the goal area line.
60.2 This rule does not prohibit a coach from communicating, from his bench area, with a player who is on the field of play or in the penalty box.
61.13 Only coaches, up to a maximum number of four, are allowed in the coaches’ area, and it is thus a technical offence for more than four coaches to be in the coaches’ area, except after the scoring of a goal, at the end of a period, and during a time-out of any kind.
Diritti e doveri del coach…
Rule 75 Unsportsmanlike Conduct
75.1 No player, substitute, non-playing member of a squad, coach or anyone officially connected with a competing team shall
i) enter into argument with an official as to any decision which he has made;
ii) in any way attempt to influence the decision of an official;
iii) use threatening, profane or obscene language or gestures to an official or to any member of the opposing squad;
iv) commit any act considered unsportsmanlike by the referees;
v) repeatedly commit the same technical foul.
…altri diritti e altri doveri… … 

Questi punti del rulebook FIL che regolano i diritti e i doveri degli allenatori di lacrosse durante una partita. Spero non mi sia sfuggito nulla di fondamentale. Ho cercato di evitare (tranne in un caso) inutili ripetizioni o ridondanze e di avere fatto un lavoro preciso e utile a tutti.

Ma… a proposito… chi sono gli head coach (e LA head coach) delle squadre italiane? Ecco l’elenco aggiornato ad oggi (elencati in ordine di classifica dell’ultimo campionato):

Red Hawks Merate – Giacomo “Cibe” Bonizzoni (ITA)
Phoenix Perugia – Steven Whitford (ITA)
Roma Leones – Fabio Antonelli (ITA)
Bocconi Lacrosse – Scott Offerman (USA)
Torino Lacrosse Taurus – Alberto Tani (ITA)
Sharks Bologna – Friede Berendsen (NL)

5 Comments

  1. Emanuele Govoni

    17/11/2011 at 5:14 pm

    Haha bell’ordine di classifica, noi neanche c’eravamo xD scherzo chiaramente, comunque buuuuuu duke! go Blue Jays! Go Hopkins!!!!

  2. A.S.D. Torino Lacrosse

    19/11/2011 at 2:38 am

    Per il Torino Lacrosse il nuovo Head Coach è Raffaele Ruta. Tutte le novità le trovate al seguente link: http://www.torinolacrosse.it/news/7-news/17-nuova-organizzazione

  3. Pikachu

    19/11/2011 at 2:34 pm

    Ma è saltata la panchina? Cacciato dopo i 17 gol presi a Merate?

  4. A.S.D. Torino Lacrosse

    19/11/2011 at 10:21 pm

    In Italia non si può parlare di esonero…..si provano alternative per cercare un gioco più adatto alle nostre potenzialità! Ad oggi non c’è un’allenatore esterno.
    Bhè 17-3 è un risultato pesante, ma essendo agli inizi è tutta esperienza….non va visto come un dato solo negativo

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