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This is a CYSA tool for helping coaches have a productive team parent meeting.

This is a CYSA tool for helping coaches have a productive team parent meeting.



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  • This presentation is a tool to help coaches make their team parent meeting a positive and informative experience for everyone. The outline will offer some general items that most coaches will want to cover so the season starts with a shared understanding of what to expect. Please feel free to use what is helpful or modify the slides in a manner that works for you. THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS TOOL : California North Youth Soccer (Board of Directors) Chris Hayes (Recreation Representative, District III) Corey L. Nelson (Recreation Committee Chairperson) Karl Dewazien (CYSA-N Director of Coaching) Sandy Movahed (Recreation Representative, District III) Scott McDougal (Mustang League President, District III)

Team Meeting Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Team Meetings Made Easy Courtesy of the California Youth Soccer Association-North Recreation Committee July 2007
  • 2. EARTHQUAKES Team Meeting “GO QUAKES!” August 2007
  • 3. Agenda
    • Welcome and Introduction
    • About the Coach
    • Philosophy
    • Assistant Coach
    • Parents
    • Players
    • Practice
    • Game Day
    • Spectators
    • Volunteers
    • Dates
    • Paperwork
    • Teamwork
    • Questions?
  • 4. Welcome & Intros
    • Welcome to the team
    • Purpose of tonight’s meeting
    • Everyone say “hi” and give your name and your child’s name
    • Parent/Coach Promise: Kids First!
  • 5. About the Coach
    • My name is << insert name >>
    • Why I want to coach this team
    • Experience
      • Coaching history
      • Player experience
    • Responsibilities
      • Teach players the game, skills, team work
      • Set positive sportsmanship example
      • Provide fun and supportive environment
  • 6. Philosophy
    • Sportsmanship
      • Attitude on winning and losing
      • Display true sportsmanship on and off the field
    • Mutual Respect
      • Of and from ourselves, teammates, opponents, officials, coaches, parents
    • Dedication and Commitment
      • Being on time to practice, working hard to improve and support the team, respecting everyone’s time and skill that they give to the team
    • Teamwork over Individualism
      • Each player/coach/parent is an important and unique person that should be ready to contribute to the achievements of the team.
  • 7. Philosophy (cont.)
    • Goals for the Season
    • Personal Development
      • People grow over time at different intervals. The team is a changing dynamic of abilities and skills.
      • Soccer offers recreation, personal growth, opportunities in teamwork
      • KEEP IT FUN!
  • 8. Assistant Coach
    • My name is << insert name >>
    • Why I want to participate on this team
    • Experience
      • Coaching history
      • Player experience
    • Responsibilities
      • Assist the head coach
      • Oversee Goalkeeper training
      • Reinforce the goals of the Coach
  • 9. Parents
    • Volunteer to help the team
    • Help with practices when needed
    • Learn the “Laws of The Game” (
  • 10. Players
    • Appropriate gear
    • Equipment
    • No jewelry
    • Water/Snacks
    • Positive Attitude
    • Willingness to try
    • Playing time
  • 11. Volunteers Needed
    • Assistant Coach
      • Help coach with team management
      • Support coach’s model
      • Deputized as coach (as needed)
    • Team Parent
      • Facilitate communication between parents and coach
      • Help parents understand their role and the expectations of them
      • Arrange season-end team party
      • Oversee photo day
  • 12. Volunteers Needed (cont.)
    • Goal Setup/Tear Down
      • Orchestrate the goal setup/storage
    • Snacks Coordinator
      • Schedule families to bring snack to games
    • Pickup Patrol
      • After game clean up
    • Fundraising
      • Organize fundraising efforts
    • Banner
      • Create team banner
      • Bring to games
  • 13. Practice
    • <<< insert day, time, location >>
    • It is important that everyone come to practice prepared: water, equipment, positive attitude and ready to fully participate
    • Come to practice on time
    • Pick up players on time
    • Practice at home (parents and kids)
  • 14. Game Day
    • Arrive 30 minutes early
    • Arrive with proper gear, water and ready to play (no jewelry)
    • When injuries occur
    • <<< insert rainy day options >>
    • Safety first!
    • Goals MUST be staked down or no game.
  • 15. Spectators (anyone watching)
    • Respect the game and the players at all times
    • Provide a positive attitude and actions towards the game, players, coaches, and referees at all times
    • Respect opponents and celebrate both teams for their efforts
    • No alcohol, smoking, or foul language or gestures are permitted.
    • Remember that the game belongs to the players and the spectators are guests
  • 16. Dates
    • Season
    • Tournaments
    • Photo Day
    • Season End Party
  • 17. Paperwork
    • Player passes
      • Player photo
    • Paperwork
      • USYS form 1601 completed and signed
      • Form 1628 completed, signed, and approved
      • Parent-League agreement signed
      • CYSA Parent Guide received and read
  • 18. Team work
    • << Enter thoughts of how the parents and coaches work together towards the success of the team goals, just as the players work together on the field as a team .>>
  • 19. Contacts
    • Coach
      • <<insert name>>
      • <<insert email/phone>>
      • Best ways/times to get a hold of me
    • Age Group Coordinator
      • <<insert name>>
      • <<insert email/phone>>
    • League
      • <<insert phone>>
    • Field Conditions
      • <<insert phone/info>>
  • 20. Questions?
    • Thanks for coming to the team meeting today.
    • Everyone’s enthusiasm will make this a great season!