To: Parents of all children on the:
From: Your child's Soccer Coach
Subject: Philosophy, Expected Behavior, Discipline, Medical Conditions, etc.
Attendance: Please attend. We can't play well as a team unless we practice as a team. Those who attend practice the most may play the most, although everyone who attends a game will play at least 50% of the game.
Philosophy & Objectives:
2. Teach Soccer fundamentals & teamwork
3. A safe environment
4. Our success will be measured by the above & by our improvement, not by wins & losses.
A. Behavior Rules:
B. Safety Rules:
I have an obligation to your child & to everyone involved to not allow certain types of behavior. If your child has a history of problem behavior, please call me so we can talk about how to deal with it. I will try to follow the policy described below. If you disagree with this policy or any part of it, please call me immediately:
I will talk to the child & explain what they are doing that is unacceptable & why, and ask them to stop it.
If they persist, I will ask them to do 10 “knee jumps” (they stand still & jump, raising their knees to waist height. This is quick & less disruptive than laps).
If they still persist, I will ask them to go to the side line until they are ready to obey the rules. I will take them over to the side & speak to them privately & explain to them that they are disrupting practice (or doing something unsafe) & that I won’t tolerate it & that if it happens again I am going to make them sit out until their parents arrive & then talk to their parents.
If they still persist, I will ask them to sit on the side line until their parents arrive at which time I will talk to the parents.
If they still persist at any future practice, or if the parents don’t support the need for discipline, I will give the parents the choice of attending each practice so they are present to observe & enforce discipline, or I will ask them to resign from the team and I will file a written report with the league administrator.
Please fill out the attached Medical Conditions & Emergency Treatment Form. Important: Everyone must fill this out.
Volunteers are encouraged. Please fill out the attached form if you would like to help in any way. We need all the help we can get!
I am excited about coaching your child this season. Please call me if you have any questions or anything to discuss. If a game schedule isn’t attached, I will hand it out later.