Email through website (If games are called early enough)
Sometimes it is a game time decision.
If field is open, it is always up to parents in questionable weather.
Skills Night is a group practice, set-up and run by league trainers. With the assistance from high school volunteers, the trainers create a fun environment and teach the players awesome soccer skills that they will use for years to come. Coaches are encouraged to watch and use these drills for warm-ups before the games.
10-15 minute warm-up practice
45 minute game.
Division B Rules
3v3 no goalie
Starting position in a triangle. 1 drop and 2 up top.
Side lines are a reference. Parents and coaches can keep ball in play.
Introduce throw-ins halfway through the season, as kids progress.
Only goal kicks when ball is kicked behind goals (no corner kicks)
Division A Rules
4v4 plus goalies
Recommendation for field players into a diamond shape. 1 drop 2 mid and 1 up top.
Throw-ins when ball is obviously out-of-bounds from side lines.
Balls kicked past the goal line by attacking team, a goal kick is given.
On goal kicks, the other team needs to drop past the mid-field line.
Balls kicked past the goal line by defending team, a corner kick is given.
NO punting from the goalie. When goalie picks up the ball from the goal box, they can drop to their feet to make a pass, dribble or roll to a teamate.
Refer team parent to the bottom of the coach’s corner page on the micro website
WCWAAsoccer.org / MICRO / COACH’s Corner
Or forward link http://wcwaasoccer.org/Page.asp?n=8422&org=wcwaasoccer.org
Field set-up and schedule posted at entrance.
Team pictures (TBA) - Games to begin as soon as pictures are done.
Final games as scheduled, unless there are 3 or more rain outs (make-up weekend is possible)
Have FUN!!!!!!! Give the team a name. Create a fun environment. Try not to keep score. If your team has a big goal differential, pull a player or tell them they must pass at least 3 times before they can shoot.
Team Bag provided at coach’s meeting
Each player gets team shirt
Please check team roster before you give out shirts and please count them.
2 Adult shirts for coach and assistant or co-coach
Dicks sporting goods coupons
Division A gets a goalie penny
Please set up a Snack Schedule (individually wrapped snack, chips or cookies and juice box or small Gatorade are some suggestions)
Email Tony@LibertyHomeCharlotte.com to get & send the form.
Set up end of season celebration. Could be on field with pizza or cupcakes or other treats. Some teams like to go out to get pizza or ice cream.
Send out reminders for picture day and bye weekend or any other updates.
Suggest a small gift of appreciation from the team for the volunteer coaches.
Remind players and parents to pick up their trash on the way off the field after each game.