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Team Meeting

Team Meeting

You should schedule a team meeting as soon as possible. Let parents know well ahead of time the date,
time and location. It is best to have the meeting at the time and place of practice. Ask ALL parents
and players to attend. This meeting is your single most important management job for the entire
At this meeting you’ll need to:
♦ Introduce yourself, your coaching style and your goals to the players and parents.
♦ Establish your authority as coach. Tell players and parents what you expect from each of them all season. Remind
them of the Parent’s Code of Conduct.
♦ Set the tone for how you expect players to act toward coaches, referees and each other.
♦ Establish practice schedules and routines.
♦ Let parents know to show up 30 min prior to the games to help set up goals and after the last game to put them down. ♦ Let parents know to show up 30 min prior to the games to help set up goals and after the last game to put them down.
♦ Let parents know that you will contact them if games are cancelled due to weather.
♦ Tell parents that players must be on time to practices and games, properly prepared - shoes and shin guards on,
laces tied, water bottle filled with water, sunscreen, and dressed for the weather.
♦ Teach the team division and team number to parents and players. Our region uses the team divisions and numbers
to set schedules and locate information.
♦ Ask parents to notify you, in advance if possible, if their child will miss practice or a game.
♦ Explain that we are a volunteer organization and that we cannot operate without parent support. Stress
commitment from the players AND the parents for the whole season.
♦ Important to get a Team Parent to make a Snack Schedule, Plan a End of Session Party and Order Trophies.
♦ Inform parents that trash needs to be picked up and placed into trash cans before leaving the fields.
♦ Inform parents that pets are not allowed at the fields for practices or games for the safety of their pet and the
♦ Teach parents about the spectator seating areas, which are 3 feet from the sideline on the side of the field
opposite from the team. Spectators are not allowed behind the goals at any time.
♦ Inform parents about the AYSO Kids Zone policy - No smoking on the fields, no alcohol, no drugs, no foul language.
♦ Encourage parents to look at the region’s website,, for more information about the rules of
soccer and the AYSO philosophies

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AYSO Region 1225, PO Box 518
Fountain, Colorado 80817

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Phone : 719-629-7699
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