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Thursday, August 13
PARENTS ROLE: 

As a coach my aim will be to surround the players with a positive, competitive, yet disciplined environment.  I hope that this environment will carry over from the training field into other areas of the players life, such as the class room, at home, when dealing with peer groups.  To every coach there are four aspects of the game of soccer that define each player. These four areas are technical, tactical, physical, and psychological.  It is under these four categories that coaches will use to try and identify what a player can bring to the “game”.   Of all of the characteristics in a players “soccer life” a positive attitude is what binds all four aspects together successfully!  It is the players attitude that will ultimately determine if she will perform with genius or mediocrity.  This is why it is important for parents to clearly understand their role and how to play it.  Your role as a parent on the soccer field is very important.  You must help the coaches in guiding your child’s development.  Obviously your number one role is to be a support structure for your child.  However, there are other ways in which parents can support their child by knowing their role on the soccer field.

 Parents Role on the Soccer Field: You are a member of this team – and like your child you have responsibilities. 

1)      You are welcome to observe practice and training at any time so long as you do it form a distance and do not distract your child.  It is hard enough for the players to keep focus on training with out external distractions.

2)      Player discipline – in the rare occasion that a player needs to be disciplined for actions detrimental to the team or misconduct that is interrupting training, parents and coaches will address any concerns in private by appointment, and not in public at the field.

3)      This is a competitive team.  If any player has issues regarding playing time they are free to discuss it with the coaches.  If a players playing time is lacking will be directly related to ability, effort, attitude, or situation.  Our goal is to develop all of the players to the best of their ability and put each and everyone of them in a position to succeed.  

4)      During games parents should keep comments positive and encouraging.  NEVER instructional.

5)      You are responsible (for some things)

§                     Your children don’t drive – We know if they are late – it’s your fault not theirs.  Sometimes you have good reason and it happens – great to know – but late is late.

§                     Your child’s attitude and disposition comes, in large %, from your words and actions.  How you talk about the games, other players, and the coaches has an impact.  Please be very aware of that.

6)      Learn the game

Become a fan of the game watch and learn, it is a wonderful sport, the more you know about it and enjoy it they more help you will be to your child and your coaches.

  Be supportive

§         DO NOT COACH YOUR CHILD – even if you understand the game – unless you have been at practice, you most likely will have no idea what we are trying to accomplish in the game – so just cheer – I know its hard.  But practice

 You are responsible (for some things)

§         Your children don’t drive – We know if they are late – it’s your fault not theirs.  Sometimes you have good reason and it happens – great to know – but late is late.

§         Your child’s attitude and disposition comes, in large %, from your words and actions.  How you talk about the games, other players, and the coaches has an impact.  Please be very aware of that.

                       

                                    Winning and losing

§         Our goal this season is learn the big field, the new formation, and to prepare for state cup.  If we get placed correctly we will be in games against teams that are equally skilled and each game will be a toss up.

§         If we win too much, we didn’t get challenged enough.

§         Losing is not fun – but you can learn from it.

                                   

Learn the game

§         Become a fan of the game watch and learn, it is a wonderful sport, the more you know about it and enjoy it they more help you will be to your child and your coaches.