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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

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