- Be respectful and exhibit good sportsmanship to teammates, coaches, referees, parents and opponents.
- Notify coaches and parents of an injury.
- Develop your skills and have fun.
- Be respectful of all players, coaches, referees, other parents, and opponents.
- Please notify the coach if your child will miss a practice or game to make planning easier. If you need help with rides, please reach out to the coach and other parents.
- Let the coaches give instructions to players during a game. Several instructions from different sources during a game can overwhelm and confuse the players.
- Understand that player development is a priority over winning.
- Follow the coach handbook to ensure the players are learning soccer based on WSC’s philosophies.
- Take the appropriate coaching courses through the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.
- Player development is a priority over winning. As a coach, one of the biggest rewards is to see a player’s fundamental skills grow throughout the season.
- Youth coaches have the opportunity to teach young players valuable life values such as team commitment, sportsmanship, and team spirit.
- Build your practice or game plan before you arrive on the field and set a routine for players if they show up to the field before the coaches.
- All players should be receiving equal playing time.
- If there are multiple coaches on a team, define coach roles at the beginning of the season.