CNY Premier SC

Parent Expectations

CNY Premier SC Parent Expectations

Watching our children learn, compete, and improve in the game of soccer is fun for all parents.  It is important that parents are involved and informed in their child's experiences in the club, but we also believe the role of a parent should be one of love, care, and support.

As a result of this philosophy, below are the points that will guide the CNY Premier SC parent culture:

1)  Let the Coaches Coach:
There should only be one person/voice that coaches. If you are telling your son/daughter or any other player to do something - you are coaching. Telling a player to do something that is different from what their coach is telling them creates confusion and distraction to the player and the team.

2)  Let the Kids Play:
Soccer is a high intense skilled game. It can be made difficult when parents are yelling from the sidelines. We encourage you to encourage them. Negative and/or harsh remarks to your child, a teammate, and/or opposing players are unacceptable.

3)  Do Not Discuss the Play of any players in front of other parents/children:
Negative comments about another player on the team are hurtful and unnecessary and disrupt parent harmony – something that is essential to a team’s experience and success.

4)  Your Children listen, believe, and say the same things that you say to them:
A negative parent attitude often results in a negative child’s attitude.

5)  Do not complain about your son/daughter’s coaches to other parents:
All issues regarding your child and their experience with the program, coaches, or staff should be brought to the coach in a timely, private, and respectful manner. Any concerns after a game or practice should not be discussed on the field. If you do not feel comfortable going directly to the coach you may contact Danielle Clarke, Communications Director and the matter will be brought to the board.

6)  Positive Comments from the Sideline:
Make positive comments from the sidelines. You can see a young player make an extra effort when they hear encouraging words.

7)  Negative comments about the other team:
We are all working with children and their families. Speaking negatively about or to an opposing team, their coach, or their parents is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our program.

8)  Referees:
Coaches will address referees for safety purposes of our players. Parents are not to address a referee during or after a game.

9) Playing time:
As the competition get stronger, playing time will not always be equal. Coaches will do their best with playing time, but in close games, coaches will determine who should play and for how long to give us the best success in the game.

10) Practice/Game Arrival
Practice: Players should arrive on time, ready to play at practice.  Cleats and shin guards should be on before their designated practice time.  *Games: 15 min early ready to warm up.

*Please give 24-hour advance notice to manager or coach if your child cannot make a game.

Problem Solving Procedure:

24 Hour Rule- Games are extremely emotional for players, parents, and coaches.  Parents and coaches should not discuss individual player problems concerning the team or their child for 24 hours following a game or training session.  This allows all a cooling off time and opportunity to discuss the child without the emotion of the game or training session as well as avoid regrettable public confrontation.

• Step 1- Discussion with Team Staff: The member first discusses his/her issues or concerns with the coach, manager, or Communications Director, Danielle Clarke.

• Step 2- Discussion with Director of Coaching: If after discussing the issue with Danielle the issue is not resolved, he/she can present the issue to the Director of Coaching: Sergio Palucci.