Coach’s Corner

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Welcome to our 2019 Spring Soccer and Thank you for volunteering to dedicate your time to our soccer stars!

There is a mandatory coach meeting at the field on May 2, 6pm

As a Coach your job is to make sure that first and foremost, all participants have FUN, and help them learn to be safe. Maybe some skills would be wonderful too, and sportsmanship is super important as well 🙂  We know you got this as you wouldn’t be wanting to surround yourself with a group of energetic, sometimes over zealous players if you didn’t know what you might be getting yourself into!

As the coach we ask you to show up approximately 15 minutes early to have your nets set up and your pitch ready for when the players arrive. 

This year we are hoping to change things up a little bit and we have been looking for a program that we can have all Coaches have access to that will keep all players in every age group learning the same skills, rules, etc throughout the Season. These links will be posted to our website before the start of the season.  Please see Coach’s Guides.

Younger Age Groups – your responsibility is to ensure that players are wearing the proper equipment to ensure safety to themselves and others. To make sure that they treat each other, opponents, and themselves with respect. We will tolerate no bullying towards another participant, Coach or parent.  If you have a player on your team that you are finding is beyond the control of what you lay out for guidelines, and has been warned or reprimanded repeatedly, please let us know and we will approach the parents from the Association side. There will also be no bullying tolerated from parents on the sidelines either. If you find there is a parent that cannot seem to control their language, actions, etc again please let us know so we can come in from the Association side of it and speak with them.

If you have a player that is loud, quite aggressive, rude, belligerent, likes to push, etc. Please address the player and advise them they will need to sit out of drills, the game, whatever you may be doing at the time. If you address the issues right off the bat, that player will know right away that their bad behaviour is not going to get them anywhere. Having them sit out a few minutes (or if they are quite young) having them do the drill one on one with someone for a few minutes most times will settle the behaviour. Please do not allow these things to get out of control to the point that another player may be hurt. 

Please make sure that you are only Coaching those that are on your roster. If there is someone on your team that is not listed on your roster let us know as soon as possible. They may not be with the correct team, they may have not yet registered and so are not covered under insurance, they may not even belong in the age group they are playing in. We need to know asap so that we can guide them to the right place or have them registered properly so they are protected in case of any injuries, etc. 

Every age group will have a designated First Aid Kit on the field.

For ages U5 to U13, a parent or guardian is to be available on the side lines for each player at all times. In case of an injury where there is no parent or guardian present, and the injury requires care, you are to call 911, and then contact the Association Manager at 780-772-0719. If you find (especially with younger age groups) that a child is attending and has no one there as a parent/guardian figure then please let the Association know asap and we will contact the parent/guardian. If you have a 5 year old that is walking to and from practice alone, we want to know about it immediately, (yes, this has happened and is a thing). 

It will be the responsibility of the Coach, if they are unable to make it to a practice, to seek out a parent who will help to cover that practice, if no parent is willing to step up and volunteer to cover that practice then you will cancel your practice for that evening. Please let President know before cancelling 780-772-0719. 

We will need you or your Team Manager to work together on organizing participation in out of town tournaments, League Play and participation in our Tournament.

If you have any questions message us through Facebook, or call or text the President  at 780-772-0719.