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Milford Soccer - NWCCSAY

Coach Information

Getting Started

NWCCSAY/Milford Soccer Website
Our website contains a lot of valuable information. The Coach Info link has rules, games, sample practice schedules, etc. Our Policies link has Code of Conduct rules, Park rules and more. Practice and game schedules are available online.
All Head and Assistant Coaches
All adults having contact with the kids must complete a coach application. If a parent from the team volunteers to help, let us know your assistant(s) & ask them to submit an online app.
Player Information
Please contact your players as soon as possible. If you email, ask for a response to make sure they received it (spam) and if they don’t respond, please call. Players may not be switched from the assigned team. Make sure parents know your name and where to find you for the first practice.

Important Notes for Coaches

Times Two Policy
At least 2 adults must be present (near the team) at all team functions, including games, practices, picnics or end of season parties. SAY National does not encourage car-pooling due to the “Times Two” policy.
Lightning rule
We have a lightning prediction system. If the detector sounds or if you see a flash or hear thunder, you must leave the field and get in your car. Wait until the all clear is sounded or 30 minutes after last occurrence before going back to fields. Coaches (with their teams) who do not leave the fields in this situation will be reviewed by the Code of Conduct Committee and may face suspension for the season. Safety of the children must come first. This applies to games and practices.
Rescheduling Games (on the website, Coach Info) Must be approved. Ten day notice required. Only one (1) reschedule per team. If you cancel a game and do not notify us, your team is responsible for paying the fees for the referee who was scheduled to ref that game. Rescheduled games will be played on October 9th. The reschedule policy is currently being reviewed. Any changes to the current policy will be forwarded to your attention.

Pre-Season Items

Field Day
GMAA will be putting in fields this season.

Season Begins

Practice/Game Info
Practice starts March 12th. 8 Regular Season Games, April 7 May  19.
Field conditions
WEBSITE - Cancellation Alerts (make sure you click the refresh button) Finley Ray Park is rarely closed due to weather. The website (Cancellation Alerts) and SAY Line will be updated if the decision is made to close the park. (Weekdays by 4:00-4:30 p.m.; Weekends by 7:00-7:30 a.m.) As a coach, you may choose to cancel practice even if the park is open.
TWITTER- We will tweet in the event the fields are closed.  
Practice Fields/Weeknight Games
Teams get 1/2 field for practice. The park is not open until 5:00. Check the ref schedule on the website (Referee Info) each week for weeknight games. Due to the high number of teams/limited field space, weeknight games will rarely be scheduled, but if so, games take priority over practices. Move to another available field or find some open green space. Please use the entire field during practices – not just the goal area and middle of the field. Do not allow players dig ruts or kill the grass in the field.
Uniforms
All players will receive socks. Some returning players may not have ordered a new shirt. Match the size to what they have ordered. If the player was registered late, uniform size requests are not guaranteed. If you have extra shirts/socks, please return them to the concession stand with your team number indicated.
Referees
We have a lot of experienced refs and many new, young refs. Let them do their job - write comments (positive and negative) on the game card. Please let us know if you are interested in helping us give new referees some experience by letting them ref some scrimmages. Refs will be scheduled for upper level games first. Candy division may not always have referees. Teams are responsible for paying refs and coaches should collect money from the team. See the ref payment handout for how much to collect and who pays referees. If you have problems with collection, please let us know.
Concessions
Please use our concession stand - team treats (drink and snack) are $.75 per player. Concession profits benefit soccer and help keep soccer costs low. Each team will be assigned concession duty - please provide 1-3 adults per team. Children under 13 not permitted in the concession stand.

Next Season

2018 Fall Season
Registration information will be available in May. Spring will be our primary season and new age ranges (calendar year date of birth) will apply.

Coaches Meeting

Spring 2018 Coach Meeting Agenda
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Cafeteria

February 21, 2018 6:30 pm


Introduction of Board Members/Trustees

We are all volunteers.

Fall season notes

We have over 70 teams and nearly 700 children registered in our programs this season. We have some openings remaining and some players on the waiting list; let us know if players want to withdraw

Important Dates

  • March 10th – Area Coach Clinic presented by Challenger, 9 am-12 pm at Finley Ray Park
  • March 10th – Candy Coach Clinic presented by Cincy Lil Kickers 10:00 am-11:30 am Finley Ray Park 
    Bring your candy player with you
  • March 10th– Referee Clinic (9:00 am-3:00 pm) St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Cafeteria 
  • March 12th– Practices begin 
  • March 15th - Game schedules posted (email confirmation to be sent)
  • Week of March 18 (TBD) – Uniform and picture schedule pick up including game balls and rule books (email confirmation to be sent) 
  • April 7th – Games begin

Coach Clinics

Please email  milfordsay@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.  Mandatory for new head coaches

Coach Information

Field maps; Practice nights, Referee Payment Schedule, Travel Team Coach Info will be posted on the website.

Coach Shirts

Order by 3/1 (email  milfordsay@gmail.com) 

Concussion Education

New State of Ohio laws – Requirements and Training Certification. Email certificate to contact@nwccsay.com Applies to head coach and assistant coaches. Keep with you during practices and games. Check your expiration date if you had taken this in the past.

Game Schedules

If you know you have a conflict for a particular game day, send requests by March 1, 2018 to milfordsay@gmail.com

SAY Premier

4 teams this season.

Travel Teams

SAY North prepares game schedules for inter-play travel teams. Travel teams pay all referee fees for home games only.

Head Balls

Strikers and below – New Rule prohits intentional head balls

New Ref Fees

Passer and above

Help us be the best

We value your comments and suggestions. Email our website or attend our board meetings (first Monday of each month). Ask player parents to become involved in our organization – for special events or to join the board. SHARE THE FUN!!

 

Please check your email and our website frequently during the season If you’d like your assistant coach to be added to the coach email group list, let us know. Thank you for volunteering your time for the kids! Have a great season! Happy Soccering!!!!

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