Presentation on theme: "JEFFERSON SOCCER PROGRAM Parent/Player MeetingMeeting Tuesday, August 5 th and 8 th 6pm 2014 **This presentation will be posted on www.jeffersongirlssoccer.org**"— Presentation transcript:
JEFFERSON SOCCER PROGRAM Parent/Player MeetingMeeting Tuesday, August 5 th and 8 th 6pm 2014 **This presentation will be posted on www.jeffersongirlssoccer.org**
PURPOSE PURPOSE OF THE MEETINGMEETING Meet the COACHES, CAPTAINS, AND CAPTAINS’ PARENTS Share the VISION/MISSION/VALUES Review PROGRAM POLICIES REGISTRATION Follow-up Answer QUESTIONS Distribute Try-Out PINNEYS
To Be Covered in PAC Meeting (Monday, August 18 th ) School Policies Transportation Injuries and return to play guidelines Sportsmanship Social Media Chemical Use Other Team-Specific Communication Booster Club Liaisons
MEET THE COACHES STEVE VUOLO - Varsity Head Coach 6 years at BSM 18 years at EPSC (30 seasons…12 years with 2 teams) Played at Bucknell University and captained Wharton Business School team RACHEL LOFTUS- JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach 3 rd year at JHS Director of Player Development at BYSC Captained St. Benedict’s team and earned many player and academic honors KELLY BERGESON- Varsity Assistant Coach 3 rd year at JHS as Varsity Assistant Coached in BYSC Played at JHS
MEET THE COACHES (cont’d) ANNA GUTKNECHT- B Squad Head Coach 1 st year at JHS 4 years at BYSC Captained River Falls team and 4 year starter NATALIE JIN- 9 th Grade Head Coach 1 st year at JHS 8 years in MYSA, currently coaches top U15 team at EPSC Played at Lawrence University
MEET THE CAPTAINS and their PARENTS Maggie Daggett Parents are Kathy and Dan Katherine Hird Parents are Mark and Mary Kay
PROGRAM VISIONVISION To be the girls soccer program of choice in Minnesota PROGRAM MISSION To facilitate sensational individual and team experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime and to continue the development of soccer and personal skills that will ultimately enrich participants’ lives.
SOUNDS GOOD….BUT HOW DO WE GET THERE? VALUES Honest, Direct and Respectful Communication “Honoring the Absent” Going to Source of Conflict Seek to Understand before being Understood Hierarchy of Interests Each team will develop team-specific goals Players need to subordinate personal interests to meet team goals. Teams may need to sacrifice to meet program goals. Not just about results…the journey is what’s most important Fun, Discipline, Rigor, Learning Mentality Results will follow Excellence in everything we do and how we conduct ourselves Players/Parents/Coaches alike JHS Team Individual
TEAM SELECTION PHILOSOPHIES One eye on short term and the other on long term Having virtually the entire varsity team be seniors is not in the long term best interests of the program. Still, every year, we want to field the most competitive varsity team possible. With exception of 9 th grade team, teams will be formed by player contribution to the team and not by grade VARSITY Best team possible Most skilled individuals and contributors to team environment 9 th -12 th grade Highest focus on result….playing time may be limited JUNIOR VARSITY Training ground for Varsity Most skilled individuals and contributors to team environment not on Varsity 9 th -12 th grade Must be ready to play on Varsity in case of injury or tactical need Balanced focus on Result/Development….playing time less limited but not necessarily equal
TEAM SELECTION PHILOSOPHIES (cont’d) B SQUAD Note: NOT SOPHMORE TEAM 9 th -11 th grade Even more focus on development…playing time will be more equal than JV 9 th GRADE (C SQUAD) 9 th graders primarily 8 th graders from programs which have a Jr. High team are not allowed to play high school soccer, unless they make Varsity. Focus on Development with equal playing time OTHER TOPICS Cuts: Obviously we want to avoid but is 100% dependent on #s. A nice long term goal is the development of 9B team! Seniors on JV and Juniors on B Squad will be done if there is mutual advantage…will be handled on case by case basis. Varsity Players who may not get much playing time….discussions will happen as part of the team formation.
Program Protocols OVERARCHING GOAL: To empower high school athletes to address issues on their own. 1. Playing Time/Position Concerns Should be addressed only between player and coach across all teams 2. Team Designation Concerns Should be addressed by player with assigned coach after initial team meeting Opportunity to address concerns with player, assigned coach and coach Steve after initial meeting No parent communication until Monday, August 18 th (meeting to be arranged with parents and coach(es)). Players to be present. 3. General Coach Concerns Should be addressed first with the coach involved with player Schedule a meeting…never right after a match If not satisfied, parent or player can have a meeting with Coach Steve and coach involved 4. Sensitive Coach Issues (inappropriate behavior by coach) Contact Coach Steve or Chad Nyberg immediately
PLAYER OBLIGATIONS Note: This is to honor/respect your team…not due to a coach’s rule To attend every practice session and match Schedule all work commitments around soccer schedule (schedules are posted on website) Manage your schoolwork to incorporate your soccer commitment Team coach will post specific schedule on your page of website. Communication protocol for excused misses will be at discretion of team coach Injured players should accompany team at practices and matches (with exception of bad weather) To come to each practice session and match physically, mentally and emotionally prepared Getting proper sleep, eating healthy foods, having positive outlook, etc.
PARENT OBLIGATIONS Note: This is to honor/respect your team…not due to a coach’s rule To behave appropriately in the stands Cheer, do not shout out instruction Never communicate to opposing player or referee Be positive….it is about the experience To support player in meeting commitments to school and team To follow program values and communication protocols if issues surface
COACH OBLIGATIONS Note: This is to honor/respect your team…not due to a coach’s rule To model behavior consistent with value statement To communicate directly and clearly so that players and parents have understanding of expectations and logistics Be responsive to player/parent initiated communication within the protocol To support program vision/mission/values and guidelines provided by JHS To keep this in perspective, prioritizing the experience of these athletes
LOGISTICS- REGISTRATION Sign up on line Must have physical in last 3 years Can not try out if you are not registered If you are not placed on a team in the tryout, your fee will be refunded Assistance with on-line registration on Tuesday 7pm in computer lab
LOGISTICS- Tryouts Tryouts- Bring lots of water and hydrate prior to Monday am Monday- Wednesday WEAR YOUR PINNEY AT ALL TIMES (if lost, $12 fee)…keep it with you when you go home. 7:45-10 on grass fields 1:45-4 on turf Thursday 7:45 on grass fields in 4x4 “uniforms” (no pinney) 1:00 pm on grass fields in white tee shirts and pinney (for program pictures) 1:45 on turf 2-4 Blue and White games 4pm Teams posted 4:30 Team Meetings (each team meets separately) Friday Varsity/JV/B squad practice at 8-9:30 am Frosh team practice at 9:30-11 am Varsity leave for Duluth at 1pm
LOGISTICS- Week after tryouts Monday Varsity- 1:30 Practice JV and B- 11 am Scrimmage vs. Duluth East (wear pinneys, not uniforms) JV in JHS grass B Squad at Brookside 9 th Grade- 1 pm Scrimmage vs. Duluth East in JHS grass ALL- PAC MEETING at 7pm at JHS Auditorium Tuesday- rest of the week See balance of the schedule on website
Transportation Riding in another parent’s car Need permission from own parent and driver Download form on JHS website Riding with own parent Hand written note at the game is fine
TICKETS Tickets will be required to watch varsity matches Buy booster books that can be used for multiple sports Help support MEGA BOOSTER Club We need lights on the turf!!! Will have a BYSC and BAA night Details TBD