Expectations of Coaches

  1. Always set a good example for players and parents to follow, exemplifying high moral and ethical behavior. 
  2. Instruct players in proper sportsmanship and practice responsibilities and demand that they make sportsmanship and teamwork their top priorities. 
  3. Respect judgment of referees, abide by rules of the game and display no behavior that could incite players or parents (ex. questioning calls, gestures, etc).
  4. Treat opposing coach, players and fans and with respect. Shake hands with officials and opposing coach before and after each game. 
  5. Develop and enforce penalties/ramifications for players who do not abide by sportsmanship and practice standards.
  6. Develop each player to his fullest potential, giving candid feedback on strengths as well as opportunities to improve.  
  7. Develop creative, structured and FUN practice sessions.
  8. Keep parents informed on practices, games, directions, etc.

Communications Parents Should Expect from the Coach:

  • Philosophy and goals of the program
  • Coach expectations for individual players and the team
  • Location and times of practices and games
  • Team rules and guidelines
  • Procedures to be followed if a player is injured during participation (Note:  Any child exhibiting signs of a concussion- nausea, dizziness, etc- will not be put back into the game and will require a note from his doctor clearing him for participation in future practices and games.  No exceptions!)
  • An evaluation of your child's soccer development- both strengths and weaknesses

Communications Coaches Should Expect from Players and Parents:

  • Concerns expressed directly to the Head Coach and Assistant Coach
  • Notification of any schedule conflicts in advance
  • Notification of illness or injury as soon as possible