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, no player taking the ball goal to goal in an attempt to score.  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. 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, has the 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.  So many passes before transitioning from different thirds of the field, difficult 1v1 moves, combination plays and difficult shots, must be worked on at practice, which will further the development of a player and their team and prepare them for more challenging games.