Southern Boone Soccer
“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” ~ Thoreau
Welcome to Southern Boone Soccer!
Thanks in advance for your support and participation in our soccer program. We are very proud of what our program has accomplished and look forward to even bigger and better things!
Our team has four basic beliefs:
1) Do what is best for the good of the team.
2) Focus on what we can control.
3) Respect the game and the people associated with it.
4) Soccer is great practice for the real game of life.
In addition, we have a few other expectations that the athletes will need to follow:
1) Communication is important. Coaches need to know about absences, appointments, etc. Surprises about our players are not fun. Players need to be the first communicator.
2) Uniforms, warm-ups and team bags are for games and team events only. Please take care in making sure that they are returned to us in the same shape that you received them.
3) All players will ride to and from games with the team unless prior arrangements have been made. In the event that a player needs to make other arrangements, the player may only ride with a responsible adult (no friends, girlfriends/boyfriends, etc.)
4) Seat belts are required at all times. We are also expected to drive in a safe manner in the parking lots.
5) Cell phones, iPods, Mp3’s, etc are to be used only at appropriate times.
6) Alcohol, tobacco and drug use will not be tolerated.
7) Student-athletes should be models of outstanding and appropriate behavior at school, in public and on the field. This includes basically anywhere.
8) Coaches reserve the right to amend, add or delete rules as needed.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS
1.) Nutrition. This is one of the most overlooked areas in athletics and an area where you can have a huge impact. I’ve attached a handout on nutrition for you to look over. Soccer is obviously a very demanding sport and one that can break down the body if it is not fueled correctly. WHAT and WHEN they eat is crucial.
2.) Your role as a parent. Simply put: Let the players play, the coaches coach, the official officiate and the parents support and encourage. There is obviously a lot more that goes into being a parent of an athlete. Making sure they get the needed amount of rest, nursing injuries, doing their schoolwork…it never ends, but let us know if there is a problem or if we can help in any way.
3.) Communication with the coaching staff- expectations of parents
* If an athlete has a concern about playing time, team rules, etc. he/she should talk with the coach. Concerns about playing time, positions, strategies, etc. will not be discussed with a parent.
* If parents have a concern to discuss with a coach, please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a practice or contest. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach and meeting then often does not lead to a satisfactory resolution. Therefore, call or email the coach to set an appointment.
Appropriate concerns for a parent to discuss with coaches:
*Treatment of your child, mentally and physically. * Concerns about your child’s behavior.
Issues not appropriate for parents to discuss with coaches:
* Playing time*Team strategy*Other team members As coaches, we often forget to share with you how we see what you can offer. You have a role in how our season goes that is just as important as the players, the coaches and the official. WE want you to share in the season. We know how much you have sacrificed in order for your son/daughter to be here (although they may not have told you so lately). All that we ask is that you stay positive, supportive, and appreciative of everyone else’s role.
Thanks again for your support, time, and patience!
Chris Millercdmiller@ashland.k12.mo.us 573-999-9891 Wade Vandelichtwvandelicht@ashland.k12.mo.us 573-489-8448
Tyler Knierim email@example.com 573-999-4887
Darlene Moore firstname.lastname@example.org 573-239-2306
Hayden Salmons email@example.com 573-489-4131