How often are practices and games?
Practices are usually held once a week with the day & time determined by your child’s coach. Games will be played on Saturdays for the U5, U6 and U8 divisions. Both Saturday and weeknight games will be regularly scheduled for U10 & U12 divisions. U14 plays Saturday mornings. Refer to the Calendar page to see when games will begin and end for the season.
Please Don't Smoke
We would like to provide a healthy athletic environment for the kids and our guests. Please ask anyone who smokes to move away from your team’s game or practice before they light up.
Team Drinks – Water is Best!
Sometimes the Team Parent will organize a schedule of volunteers to bring drinks / snacks to each game. If your team does not have a Team Parent, speak to the team coach about organizing a schedule or becoming the Team Parent.
Save the big snacks for the end of the game if possible. It is best that the kids drink water. If your child likes sports drinks, mix the sports drink 50/50 with some water before the game.
What should parents do?
- Do not force an unwilling child to participate in sports.
- Remember children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Teach your child always to play by the rules.
- Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are more important than a victory.
- Help your child wor k toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Your child will then be a winner, even in defeat.
- Do not ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or for losing a game.
- Set a good example. Children learn best by example.
- Applaud good plays by your team and by members of the opposing team.
- Do not publicly question a referee’s judgment and never their honesty.
- Recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches, referees and officials and give them their due respect. Without them, there would be no AYSO soccer.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sporting activities.
Please remember when you ask an AYSO volunteer to do something for you, their only pay is your gratitude!
It’s after August 15th and my child hasn’t been called. What do I do?
Please don’t panic if you hear of or see teams practicing and your child has not been called. Not all teams start practicing at the same time. Also, some of the coaches may still be out of town on summer vacations. If your child hasn’t been called by August 15th, please contact the Regional Commissioner through our Danville AYSO website.
Let Coaches Coach and Referees Ref
Coaches and referees are usually parents. They volunteer their time to help make your child's youth soccer experience a positive one. They need your support, too. What coaches and referees don't need is your help in coaching from the sidelines. So please refrain from coaching during games and practices. Referees are not the "bad guys." They are volunteers, too, and need your support and encouragement. Treat them and their calls fairly and respectfully.
What things can I do to enhance my child's sports experience?
Remember the golden rule.
Learn the rules of the game.
Introduce yourself to the coach.
Spend one game on the "other" team’s sideline.
#1 Most Important – VOLUNTEER!
We are guests in the parks and on the fields that our children play on. Please provide a safe and clean environment. Do not leave trash behind and if you see trash on the field pick it up!
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