TEAM NAME

THE GOAL OF THE PATRIOTS TEAM IS TO BE A COHESIVE, AGGRESSIVE, HARD WORKING GROUP OF PLAYERS/PARENT(S) THAT WILL BE DISCIPLINED, HAVE FUN, AND SUPPORT THEIR TEAMMATES IN ORDER TO WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE 14U "A" DIVISION DURING THE 1996 SEASON AND BEYOND.

I. COACHES: The responsibility of the coaches, (Coaches Name) and (Coaches Name); assistant coaches, (Coaches Name), (Coaches Name), are to work with the players during practice, games and at the tournaments in order to maximize the performance of each individual and the team as a whole.

II. TEAM MANAGER: The manager, (Managers Name), will be responsible for administrative issues with the league and tournament directors. (Managers Name) will manage questions and concerns regarding the team, players, and families, so that they may be resolved at a time that will not interfere with a game or game preparation. He will act as a liaison between parents and the coaches during practices, and games. The coaches will be accessible at other times.

III. TEAM PARENT: When MS/MR DOE has been appointed as Team Parent they will be appointing assistant Team Parents. The responsibilities of the Team Parents are to oversee (and follow through to the end) off field functions. The responsibilities of the assistants are to assist the Team Parent (seeing through to the end of their responsibilities. Both will work with the girls when the team is in tournaments. This will include managing the players when they are not practicing or playing. For example: making sure the girls are in their rooms at the time set by the head coaches, and are prepared to leave on time. They must have a prepared meal itinerary for morning and evening meals, and have lunch (fruit/pizza etc. on hand), or have a scheduled lunch stop if hectic tournament time allows. They may organize any after-game activity. They have total authority to assess discrepancies in conduct and they will relay these situations to the Team Manager.

IV. PLAYING TIME: Playing time will be at the discretion of the coaching staff. During District, State, Regional, and National tournaments, the "best 1 9 players (at that time) will be on the field. ASA rules do not specify playing time requirements. If you are concerned about playing time, strengthen your skills, or see the team manager. We will pick up players (1) to strengthen our team, or (2) to evaluate a player for the next year.

V. GENERAL TEAM RULES:

A. Be on time for practices, games, bed time, and meals (tournaments).

B. Be prepared when you get to the practice or game (e.g.; properly dressed, shirts tucked in, hair fixed, jewelry off, have your team notebook, etc.).

C. Any guests who attend our practices, games, or tournaments that are deemed to be disruptive will be asked to leave.

D. Coaching from the stands is prohibited.

E. Parents are not allowed in the dugout without permission of the Coach.

F. No speaking, when a coach is providing instruction to the team.

G Work hard to develop YOUR skills so the team as a whole will be better.

H. No disparaging remarks are to be made at any time, to anyone in your team family.

I. Address concerns to the team manager.

J. Parents must take a personal roll in meeting the financial obligations as stated in the financial plan.

K. Players, and parents, will abide by the rules and expectations established for practices, games and tournaments. These will be handed out prior to the season and should be maintained by each participant.

L. Winter practices are mandatory. The only excuses are school functions, in season sporting events, and illness.

VI. DISCIPLINE:

A. All offenses will be documented by the head coach and kept in the players personal file, which will be open to each parent.

B. Progressive Discipline:

1. 1st offense - verbal warning.

2. 2nd offense - extra duty (e.g.: cleaning the gear, extra running, etc.). The parent will be notified.

3. 3rd offense - SIT OUT ONE GAME. A meeting will be held with the parent(s), Team Manager, and Coaches.

4. 4th offense - player involvement on the team re-evaluated.


IT IS UP TO THE COACHES TO BYPASS 1, 2, AND 3 IF THE SEVERITY OF THE OFFENSE WARRANTS IT. PARENTS WILL BE CONTACTED IF THIS SHOULD OCCUR.

I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE WITH ALL OF THE  TEAM RULES AND REGULATIONS. I AGREE TO ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEM FOR THE 94/95 TEAM YEAR.

PARENT ______________________ PLAYER ______________________________



PARENT _______________________ DATE ______________________________

THE ONLY ATTITUDE THAT IS ACCEPTABLE IS A POSITIVE ONE!

The WILL TO WIN is important but it isn't worth a nickel unless you also have the WILL TO PREPARE.

ABILITY Establishes what you can do, and gets you on the team.
AMBITION Determines how much you do, and gets you into the line-up.
ATTITUDE Guarantees how well you will do, and how much you contribute to the team, and keeps you in the line-up

1.     1If we pick up players, (2 pick ups allowed), for championship Play, they will be excellent athletes, or we won't consider picking them up. If they are good enough to be picked up THEY WILL PLAY. If they do play, our best 7 players will play in tough and crucial games.