- "Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it."
- "One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. "
- "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."
- "Just go out there and do what you've got to do."
Tuesdays - 7:30 - 9 Field C - optional with trainer
Wednesdays 6-7:30 Field C
Thursday 7:30 -9 Field M - High Hill - with trainer
Tuesdays and Thursdays - wear your white practice shirt
Wednesdays - wear a maroon shirt
Swedesboro - Woolwich Soccer
T E A M
Together Everyone Achieves More
This is our motto
"Teamwork....Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success."
"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."
"The winning team has dedication."
Along with the thrill of playing traveling soccer, come some responsibilities, I have outlined some general rules to follow on the field.
All players are asked to spend about 10-15 minutes a day on a specific soccer skill.
For every training session, you should have the following:
• Inflated ball – size 4
• Shin guards and Black socks
• Team Practice Shirt for Coaches Practice and white t- shirt for Trainer Practice
• Black soccer shorts
• Cleats and sneakers
• Water bottle
• May wear sweats or wind pants in colder practices only
Team shirt (White will be our home jersey), socks, shorts, shin guards, and cleats, (if it is cold you can wear warm-ups over uniform before game time)
*Bring both jerseys to the game.
During games, players are expected to show courtesy to opponents and to referees. The decision of the referee is binding, so don't whine over bad calls.
Game Day be at field 35 minutes early for warm-up
- Players are expected to show positive attitudes, and to follow directions given by coaches. The coaches will not permit whining, grumbling, horse-play, or other disruptive acts during games or practices.
- Players must show courtesy towards teammates at all times. Coaches will not permit name-calling, teasing, criticizing or other acts designed to hurt feelings or cause injury.
- All players must be willing to play all positions, and follow the assignments given by coaches. Over the season, some players will be on both defense and offense. The attitude of "I'm too good to play defense" is silly. All good players need such skills.
- When a coach is talking you are quiet
- Listen to instructions the first time given
- You must show good sportsmanship at all times
- BE AT PRACTICE 10-15 minutes early so we can start on time
- Most Important BE READY FOR A FUN SEASON
Failure to follow Team Rules, and abide by the Player Agreement, may result in appropriate discipline (including reduced playing time). For severe and uncorrected problems, players could be asked to leave the team - although we hope this never happens.
I know games can be exciting at times and others do not necessary go the way we want them too but we should always find the positives in situations especially when working closely with children.
- Parents must call, text, or email if their child will miss or be late for practice or games.
- Please encourage players to practice at home - this is the only way that they will improve their skills.
- During games, players and Parents are expected to show courtesy to opponents and to referees. The decision of the referee is binding, so don't whine over bad calls.
- Parents should avoid any taunting of opponents or disagreement with the referees, in order to teach sportsmanship to our kids. All communications to your child or teammates should be general and positive ("Good pass", "Nice kick", "Way to go").
- Please avoid giving coaching instructions or criticizing your child.
Parents should not be coming over to the bench, talking to coaches and trying to influence any decisions the coach makes during the game or halftime. I believe this is unprofessional and inexcusable and the matter should be dealt with in private after the game, not in front of the players.
I strongly support and promote you encouraging your child and supporting them during a game, but please keep your vocal opinions of players other than your child and secondary coaching suggestions respectfully to yourself, and let the coach control the field of play and players.