1. Communication guidelines with Parents and Players.
o Before season begins, coaches must educate players and parents with objectives for the upcoming season. Coaches will make final decisions in regards to players and teams; however, the coach will be open for questions, comments or suggestions from players and parents.
o Coaches will be required to communicate with parents once a month via email in regards to development objectives, development education, game summaries, monthly reviews, upcoming objectives, observations and progress of players, etc. Coach will always allow feedback from parents or players. All emails must be copied to DOC.
2. Communication Guidelines with DOC.
- Coaches will be required to copy DOC on all emails sent to players and parents.
- Coaches will be required to report player and team progress once a month to DOC.
- Coaches will provide a copy of training sessions to DOC twice a month. Training session will include topic of session, organization, fundamental phase, game-related phase and match related phase.
- Any player issues such as developmental, motivational, disciplinary, etc.
- Coaches Rules and Guidelines.
- Attend all coaches meetings. Failure to attend will result in $50 fine that will go towards the team account. Automatically deducted from monthly payment.
- Attend all events scheduled by club in regards to player development. (i.e. Sports psychology seminars, nutritional seminars, etc.)
- Follow communication guidelines with parents, players and DOC.
- No cell phones during practice and games. Only in case of emergency (player gets hurt and requires phone call to 911 and parent or family emergency).
- Be on time, punctuality. To practice and games. Don’t have your players or parents waiting on you. We ask our players and parents to be on time, you should do the same.
- Follow training priorities for your age group.
- Be a good role model.
- Zero tolerance with referees.
- Appropriate attire during practices and games.
- Educate your players on the game. You are a teacher of the game.
- Motivate them to become the best. Help your players develop a passion for the game.
- Plan and organize your training sessions. Out of respect for your players, the sport and your role come to practice with a plan and work towards accomplishing that plan.
- Demand respect for the game and your opponents from every player on your team.
- Demand that your players dress accordingly, shirts tucked in and shinguards for any type of contact training. This applies to all age groups.
- Send GKs to GK training for a minimum of 30 minutes of each practice session.
- Stay actively involved in your training session. Don’t stand on the side and become a spectator or allow parents or other adults take you away from your session.
- Challenge the players.
- Always allow players to get a minimum of 30 minutes of match related play for each session.
- NO LAPS (warm up with ball or other soccer related activity. Jogging laps around the field is not soccer related)
- NO LINES (keep players actively involved in training session).
- NO LONG LECTURES, especially during training sessions.
- Constantly pursue your soccer education.
- Keep everything age appropriate.
- Don’t allow your players or parents to run the show during training. If players lose respect for the training environment, sit them out. Don’t send them for laps. If they continue to be disruptive, meet with parents and make them aware of his/her behavior. If parents lose respect, sit them out also. Don’t allow them to attend practices and games until they are willing to demonstrate appropriate behavior. If none of this works, contact DOC.
If coaches do not follow all guidelines and rules, DOC will evaluate the coach and work to improve. If coach is not willing to improve then coach will be terminated from coaching in the Plantation Eagles Soccer Club. Bottom line, FOLLOW THE RULES. These are not my rules, these are standardized rules in order develop our players and create a positive environment for our players.