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Team Meeting

Coaches meeting will begin every season, attached are the documents for this season

SAY Rules
coaches meeting fall 19.docx

At the beginning of each season, it is highly recommended that you pull your team together for a swim party, a cook out or a picnic. This is done for two main reasons. First, it is a chance for you to meet all the players and all the players have a chance to meet each other and bond. Second, it is a great time to meet the parents, express what you want to achieve during the season and have them sign the Parents Code of Ethics.

- Example of a Team Meeting -

Introduce Head Coach and Assistant Coach to Parents and Players.

GOALS: Please set goals that are realistic and obtainable, being aware that the season is 10 weeks in length and players will vary in both
ability and playing experience.

-Have fun – soccer for a lifetime (building a love of the game)
- Make new friends
- Feel good factor (make them proud of themselves)
- Make learning fun and enjoyable (passing, dribbling, shooting)
- Learn to work as a team (everyone is equal)
- Follow directions and rules
- Supportive, positive parents (parents code of ethics)
- Good communication

This is also a good time to keep parents informed of what will be happening through the season and also educate parents who may not know anything about the game.

- Hand out fixture schedules of where the games will be played and when
- Arrange for parents to pick up uniforms on a certain date & time (if they’ve arrived, the meeting would be a good time to
hand them out)
- A roster of who will bring the post game refreshments (very important with young children)
- What nights practice will be held and from what time
- Educate on how many players will be on a field, how long the quarters will last and how big the field they play on will be
- SAY Philosophy - everyone plays at least two quarters
- Explain the different positions on the field
- Questions and comments

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