for the good of the game
to work hard at practice and games to improve my soccer skills and my
understanding of the game. I understand the amount of playing time I
receive in games will be based on my skills, determination in practice,
punctuality, and attitude. I know that I may receive more or less playing
time than my team members and playing time is not guaranteed.
- Have a
positive and never quit attitude. Exemplify and demonstrate sportsmanship
at all times
without boasting: Be generous when you win; graceful when you lose
myself with class and dignity…be professional at all times!
all officials and coaches and accept their decisions without question
encouragement to my fellow teammates
& be prompt to all games & practices
report any injury to my coach
my coach & my opponents
by my coach’s decision regarding playing time and positioning
and obey the laws of the game
individual soccer skills on my own time at least 3-4 times per week
the coach or team manager if I will be late for or unable to attend a
game, training session, or team meeting
the rules, policies & procedures of the Team & Club
the Coach with any personal soccer related problems
- Be the
BEST that I can be at all times; for myself, my team, my club and my
I will never :
in dissent toward an official or coach nor use profane or vulgar language
a game field or training session without the permission of my coach
- Use a
controlled substance (drugs), tobacco products,or drink alcoholic
beverages. It is the firm commitment of Bluegrass SC
to take an active role in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. Our
policy is no drugs, no alcohol, and no destructive behavior. We will
involve ourselves with the player and parents any time that a situation
has an impact on our Club or its members. It is important that we be able
to trust players to obey Club rules, because of the responsibilities that
we assume when we travel. Violation of this policy may be the basis for
suspension or dismissal from the team, or for requiring that a player
return home early from an out-of -town tournament at the parent’s expense.
that I represent the Bluegrass Soccer
recognizes the value and special significance in participating in Tournaments
outside of our immediate area. There are many benefits to this type of travel
experience in playing higher level of competition
in a high pressure atmosphere
team camaraderie and chemistry
and playing against different styles of play
in a professional soccer environment
our Teams and Players to the outside soccer community
order to present ourselves in the best possible light as players, teams
and as Bluegrass SC we have adopted some guidelines that
all players and teams should follow.
Team Behavior Rules
players, and parents should review and agree on general travel behavior
requirements and consequences if violations are committed.
At the coach's discretion, players may be sent home at
parent's additional expense if they violate serious behavior rules related
to drugs, drinking, illegal activities, tobacco productsor having members
of the opposite sex in rooms at any time
of the importance of tournament play to the development of a team, all Bluegrass SC
players are expected to participate in every event unless injured.
Club insists on making player safety the top priority when players are
are to act like young ladies and gentlemen at all times in any public
Player is required to be where the Coach wants you to be at the time the
do not go anywhere alone or leave the hotel without the expressed
permission of the Head Coach and their Parents.
rooms must be kept neat and organized. A player should be designated just
prior to check-out to inspect the room for any items (clothes, uniforms,
money etc.) left behind.
- We are
guests of the hotel. Footwear and proper attire should be worn in the
public areas of the hotel. Our reputations for future stays by Club teams
are on the line.
are to be punctual and strictly follow all curfews.
problems must be communicated to the Coach immediately.
THAT YOU ARE BLUEGRASS SC!
Coach will determine all soccer and non-soccer activities during the trip.
and players should remember that team activities take priority over any
personal agendas you may have.
trips are not vacations. Obviously having fun is a part of all trips but
we must remember that soccer must remain the top priority at all time.
should wear a standard outfit such as team t-shirt, warm up top, or some
other appropriate team attire at any team activity such as traveling,
eating, and opening ceremonies.
players are invited to play at the discretion of the Team Coach.
will be expected to pay their share of team expenses unless other
arrangements have been directed by the Team Coach.
more than one Bluegrass
SC team is going to a
particular event, it is desirable that teams try to arrange to stay at the
same hotel to promote camaraderie amongst teams
that include continental or full breakfasts are preferred.
players are sharing rooms, and someone leaves early, they are still
responsible for their share of the total cost of the room.
meetings should be in the common area of the hotel.
should strive to eat together at team meals if possible.
all players should be strictly following their own team’s prescribed
nutrition and hydration policies.
team should purchase healthy snack type foods and drink for in between
meal eating and the cost will be shared equally.
Without regular and proper practice, soccer skills and
tactics cannot be mastered. It is impossible to expect that players master
their skills only during their prescribed training sessions. Therefore, it is
imperative that players set aside time at home to work on their individual
technique and conditioning. We demand a tremendous time commitment from the
Bluegrass SC coaches, and we expect our players to be willing to make the same
commitment. We know that many of our players have other interests and demands
on their time, but we believe it very important that you make every effort to
have them attend each practice session and allot time at home to further refine
their skills. They will need those refined skills if their team is to be
competitive and if they are to continue their individual development. So please
make every effort to arrange their schedules to allow time for soccer practice.
must arrive at the field 15 minutes prior to training
is imperative to come to practice sessions regularly. You cannot miss
training sessions or practice poorly and expect to improve. It is not
enough to exist at practice a Bluegrass SC player needs to outperform
not distract others at practice (e.g., conversing with teammates while
attempting a drill is distracting to others)
at game speed (learning to do a skill in slow motion will not help in a
must train in Bluegrass
SC training gear (Gray
Shirts, black shorts, black socks)
must come with properly inflated soccer ball
must wear shin guards
must bring plenty of water
a player must arrive late or leave training early, the coach must be
notified in advance
a player needs to miss training, the coach must be notified. The practice
must be made up with another team as directed by the coach
are allowed to train with other teams in the club (check with both coaches
are not allowed to step on the field to talk to the coach of the players.
In case of emergency, parent must talk to the manager to summon the coach
to the sideline
you would like a conference with the coach, an appointment must be made
either before or after the training session or at some point during the
coach’s free time
Game Day Preparation-Preparing to do Your Best!
Soccer is a very demanding sport. Your must be prepared to
do your best at every game. Here are a few simple basic guidelines:
to each game mentally and physically prepared to do your best.
sure to arrive prior to the prescribed time to allow for all warm-up
at the game well rested. Avoid late nights or spend-the-night parties on
the night before a game. More than a few soccer games have been knowingly
"forfeited" the night before the soccer match. Fatigue, as a
result of too little sleep, raises the risk of injury.
up body fluids before the game. Start drinking water and or sports drinks
as much as 24-48 hours before the game, and try to take in as much proper
fluid as possible right up to game time.
sensibly, especially on the day of a game. For instance, milk, peanuts or
carbonated drinks before a game will shorten a player's wind.
pre-game warm-up to get an abundant flow of blood to the muscles, followed
by sensible, slow stretching activities designed to increase flexibility
and minimize the possibility of muscle pulls or injury, are of vital
a properly inflated ball to each game and practice
certain that you have proper equipment, and bring them to each practice
fitting shoes and regulation shin guards are essential.
jewelry, and hair pins should be left at home
minor injuries promptly and properly. For muscle strains and bruises,
remember the principle of "R-I-C-E" -- Rest, Ice, Compression
and Elevation. Your team should arrange to have ice available at every
game for quick application to twisted ankles or knees.
your coach know before practice or a game of any condition that might
affect your ability to play. Seek early medical help for physical
problems that persist.
in advance to tell your Coach if you will miss a practice or game.