(U-12) "SHARKS" PATCHES TO EARN

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THE "SHARK BOLT" PATCH (Lightning Bolt)

The 2 Bolts are held together by a middle, which in soccer represents the midfield, and both Bolts touch the Circle, which represents the team, so the entire design is connected, and each part is necessary.

You can earn this patch (game or practice):

  1. ...Immediately! Every player will receive one of these patches to remind them of the importance of teamwork and how the offense and defense are equally important and held together by the midfield. I want you all to remember the importance of teamwork at all times.
  2. ...for assists, which are unselfish and help the team achieve success
  3. ...for clutch play
  4. ...for being a team player
  5. ...for going the extra mile on behalf of the team

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"THE MASTER" PATCH (Red Star on White)

You can earn this patch (during practices):

  1. ...for mastering techniques taught at practices (must demonstrate)
  2. ...for extreme hustle during practice
  3. ...for an exceptional practice
  4. ...with a player recommendation
  5. ...with a coach recommendation

Gold Star Patch

THE "WARRIOR STAR" PATCH (Metallic Gold Star)

You can earn this patch (during games):

  1. ...for making a super brave play in a game
  2. ...for excellent use of a taught skill/technique in a game
  3. ...for a super hustle and/or overall effort
  4. ...with a coach recommendation

Black White Patch

THE "LEADER OF THE PACK" PATCH (Black Soccer Ball with White)

You can earn this patch (during games or practice):

  1. ...demonstrating leadership skills
  2. ...assisting a teammate with learning a skill or technique
  3. ...with a player recommendation
  4. ...with a coach recommendation

Blue White Patch

"POSITIVELY POSITIVE" PATCH (Blue Soccer Ball with White)

You can earn this patch (during games or practice):

  1. ..displaying an "above and beyond" positive attitude
  2. ...being a role model for your team
  3. ...with a player recommendation
  4. ...with a coach recommendation

A Patch

"BRAVEHEART" PATCH (White Patch with Red "A")

This patch is for the Attackers/Offensive Players.

You can earn this patch (during games and practice): (Note: Forwards and Midfielders are eligible for this patch)

  1. ...for making exceptional offensive moves/plays
  2. ...for excellent offensive decision making
  3. ...for offensive bravery
  4. ...with a player recommendation
  5. ...with a coach recommendation

Defense Patch

"BADGE OF COURAGE" PATCH (White Patch with Red "D")

This patch is for the defensive players including the keeper.

You can earn this patch (during games and practice): (Note: Goalkeeper, Fullbacks, Stopper and Midfielders are eligible for this patch)

  1. ...for making exceptional defensive moves/plays
  2. ...for excellent defensive decision making
  3. ...for defensive bravery
  4. ...with a player recommendation
  5. ...with a coach recommendation

Directions for Iron-On Patches

  1. If the patch has a sticker on the back (on glue side), remove it from the patch prior to ironing.
  2. To iron on the patch, first warm the iron for 5 minutes to Medium (Silk/Wool) setting or higher if possible without scorching the fabric. The iron must be hot enough to melt the glue.
  3. Position the patch on the sleeve you want with the glue side against the fabric. PATCHES MUST BE PLACED ON THE SLEEVES OF OUR JERSEYS. We will start by putting them along the bottom seam of either the left or right sleeve.
  4. Press the iron firmly to the patch and hold for 10 seconds as a test. It usually takes 20-25 seconds to fully melt the glue, but irons vary. So, be careful and don't burn or melt the fabric. If the glue isn't fully melted or, if you handle the patch while the patch is still warm, the patch may start to come off the fabric. If this happens, iron it on again. To prevent burning of the polyester or patches (and to get better adhesion) follow these steps: First, position the patch in the desired location. Then, turn the material inside out and iron through the material against the underside of the patch. This allows you to see areas where the glue was not fully contacting with the material, get better heating, and overall a better application. The patches should stay on much better. Also, wash your jersey with a delicate cycle using a gentle detergent and hang dry or place in the dryer with no heat.
  5. You MUST let the patch set for a few minutes until it is cool before you handle it.
  6. These patches are permanent and once you iron them on, they will most likely not be removable without damaging the fabric. If you don't want them to be permanent, then you might want to put a few stitches in each one or use a little bit of fabric glue to get us through the season.

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