Team Play & Sportsmanship


Team Play & Sportsmanship

Team Play
Soccer is a team sport and it’s extremely important for a coach to help their team to play as a team, no hero play.  A coach needs to engage and develop each player so all the players on a team have an enjoyable season which is advantageous to a player’s development and a team's overall success.  Win or lose, do it as a team.  Please remember the program’s mission and to keep things in perspective. 

Sportsmanship
Coaches, players, parents, referees, everyone, have a responsibility to be good role models. All those involved in a game must make every effort as difficult as that is at times to show respect towards each other and remember soccer is just a game.

When Your Team Is Dominating 
Should a coach be in a game where their team is dominating they need to ensure that coaches and players alike are not in any manner humiliating their opponent.  Whether playing against a NW team or a team from another community they need to require more challenging play from their team.  Make so many passes before transitioning from the different thirds of the field, attempt difficult 1v1 moves, combination plays and difficult shots, etc.  All of which must be worked on at practices which will further the development of the players and team and help them to prepare for their more challenging games.