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Tournament Director

Basic Responsibilities

  • The Basketball Tournament Director’s main job is to oversee the general operations of the tournament. Some of the basic list of duties include:

    • Hiring staff, whether professional or volunteer
    • Implementing the policies and rules of the tournament
    • Interacting with the person overseeing the facilities
    • Instructing the staff and coordinating internal communication
    • Coordinating event finances
    • Overseeing/Implementing the following duties below

                1. Scheduling
                2. Statistics 
                3. Communication,
                4. Promotion
                5. Marketing
                6. Participant recognition
                7. Creation of tournament flyer, 
                8. Mailing of pre-tournament letters
                9. Tracking team entries,
                10. Collecting team checks,
                11. Finalizing game brackets, 
                12. Communicating with teams/tournament schedulers, 
                13. Arranging game officials, 
                14. Purchasing trophies, 
                15. Organizing gym and site facilities

Evaluations, Raising Funds

  • Tournament Director will be required to evaluate the tournament after the event is concluded. The evaluation will determine what aspects went well and what aspects need improving in order to update and improve the job descriptions of the tournament director and other staff members for the following season.

  • Qualifications for a tournament director would include someone with some sort of experience in running a tournament, whether that experience comes from being a volunteer, staff personnel or an assistant director. The tournament director must prove that he or she has good communication skills because he or she may be called upon to resolve conflicts, conduct meetings between staff, volunteers and tournament participants and make presentations.


  • In running a successful tournament, the tournament director should have the ability to reach numerous outcomes. Those outcomes include the following:

    • creating a positive tournament experience for the fans and participants,
    • resolving any conflicts amicably
    • meeting predetermined goals that can include finances, attendance and number of participants
    • create an environment for positive staff morale and productivity and ensure sound financial management


    There are 6 different Volunteer Leadership Staff Duties for our Tournament and they are listed below. What is expected of these leadership positions will be entered soon:

    "All board members help with everything possible for our tournament at all sites!"

    Tournament Site Director(Assistant Tournament Director):

    Tournament Volunteer Coordinatoor:

    Tournament Concessions Coordinatoor:

    Tournament "Score General" (Brackets & Web):

    Tournament Trophy Coordinatoor:

    Tournament Banker:


    During the tournament we have  4 main duties for all of our Volunteers to help with during the tournament. What is expected of these positions will be entered soon.

    The positions are the following:


    Score Clock: