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Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Roles and Responsibilities

Parents /Guardians/Caregivers must respect coaches.
Parents/Guardians/Caregivers must respect spectators.
Parents/Guardians/Caregivers must respect referees.

Parents/Guardians/Caregivers must respect players. 


Parents/guardians/caregivers must ensure they have timely transportation provided for their players.

Parents/guardians/caregivers are expected to ensure players will not be left at any team event without timely transportation.

Coaches cannot provide transportation for participants other than their own.

Parents/guardians/caregivers must inform coaches about any issues involving transportation of their player(s) when that player(s) is under the guidance of a coach or coaches (i.e. at practice, games, or related team events). 

All SAY Area Divisions require no less than two adults, per team, to be present at all team functions such as games, practices, parties, etc. This is known as the “Times Two” policy. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Notes on the “Times Two” policy:

1. The adults assigned can be a combination of coaches, parents/guardians/caregivers, board members, etc...
2. While the focus of this policy is the child it also provides protection for the volunteers in case of misunderstandings.
3. SAY National has for a long time recommended that volunteers not provide transportation for non-family members. This was more of an insurance issue but now has implications in regards to the intent of the "Times Two" policy.

Additional items of importance:

Water It essential that every player come to practices and games with a full water bottle. Not only is it important for the health and well-being of the player, it positively impacts their enjoyment of the game, and helps practices and games run more smoothly. Have children pre-hydrate by drinking water before they arrive, as well as during the activities.

Volunteer to assist the coach or team.
Be a “team player”! If you have soccer skills or knowledge, or just enjoy working with kids, offer to help at practice by becoming a volunteer coach Parent Volunteer Coaching Information

You can always help in other ways too. Make phone calls, bring snacks, arrange post season parties, collect paperwork or do anything else that needs doing. The coaches are busy coaching and you can make their jobs easier by helping with other areas of the team!

Support the coach’s and referee’s decisions.
They are both doing a difficult job to the best of their abilities. If you have real concerns, speak with the coach in private, never in front of players. 

If you have questions or concerns that you are uncomfortable discussing with the team coach(es), please contact the Sands Eagles Soccer Program District Representative, Jon Paasch, at sandssoccerdistrictrep@gmail.

Communicate with my child.
Recognize your child’s individual performance. Ask, “How did you do?” not “Did you win?” Then listen to their reply. Be honest, but kind; don’t use flattery. Be sure to address any concerns they may have. Do not belittle their fears or opinions.

Give praise freely.
When someone, anyone, is doing a good job, don’t be afraid to let them know! Whether it’s your child, another child on the team, a child on the opposing team, coaches, or even the referees (using the Match Day Feedback form found on the SAY East Cincinnati website).

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