Coaches, more items to think about as we reach the halfway point of the season.
- SHARING PLAYERS: When you have extra players and the other team is down a player, please share one or more of your substitutes to make as full a game as possible. Also, please accept those players if you are short so that more kids can play. Proper etiquette is having as few kids sit as possible. You shouldn’t force a player to play for the other team, but use your best arguments to get the kid to do it. We have had a situation where a coach refused to take extra players, which would have led to players sitting out when they would not have to – not cool.
- FLAGS & U6 GOALS: 1st team of the day sets them up. Last team of the day puts them in the shed. Don’t forget.
- MISSING PINNIES: A repeat from last week. If you borrowed a pinnie from the red tub, please return. We are missing many colors.
- OBSERVING: By now, the kids have played some games and had several practices. We coaches should be getting quieter as the season progresses. Let ‘em play. Don’t direct them. Remind parents of the same.
Let’s hope the great weather continues. Enjoy!
David P. Simmons
JCYSL Coach Administrator
Harpers Ferry, WV