Info for Parents

Parent Resources

 

Spring Division Report – Check for your player’s team (coming this spring)

Spring Calendar of Events for Coaches and Parents

Player Safety Policies documentREVISED February 2014
(Spanish version now available too)

ASA Parents Code of Conduct – ASA parents and guardians must sign the Parents Code of Conduct when their children join a new soccer team.

Parent Education Links

How To Be a Good Sports Parent

  • Encourage and support your youngster regardless of the degree of success, the level of skill, or playing time.
  • Model respect for the coach and highlight the critical nature of contributing to the team and its success.
  • Ensure a balance in your student athlete’s life, encouraging participation in multiple sports and other activities while placing academics first and foremost.
  • Recognize the developmental stages of your youngster, ensuring enjoyment, skill development and team play as cornerstones of sports experiences, with more serious competition left for the varsity level.
  • Leave coaching to coaches and avoid placing too much pressure on your youngster about playing time and performance.
  • Be realistic about your youngster’s future in sports, recognizing that only a select few earn a college scholarship, compete in the Olympics or sign a professional contract.
  • Avoid leading your youngster to early specialization, year-long play in one sport and the potential of burnout.
  • Reject “winning at all cost”.  Understand that today’s youngsters strive for excellence, compete to win, but cherish participation most while rejecting “winning at all cost.”
  • Be there when your child looks to the sidelines for a positive role model.

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