Template – Preseason Email to Parents

By | March 7th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: , , , , |

Hello Firefly fans! The start of the season is upon us and I can't wait to get started. Your girls have been working very hard on the practice field and I'm sure are anxious to show off what they've learned. I have a few things to cover just to make sure we're all set for our first [...]

Template – First Week of Practice Recap Email to Parents

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: , |

As part of our ideal parents communication plan this a great example of an email to parents after the first couple practices to keep them up to date on how things are going. It doesn’t have to be long, just something that allows parents a bit of inspection into how you think things are going in [...]

Template – End of Season Parent Email

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: , |

Yet another installment in our team communication plan: After a great season (aren’t they all!) I like to send out an informal review from a coaching perspective. This is your time to lay out their progress according to the objectives you set for the season. The great thing is that you have been setting great objectives [...]

Template – Monthly Update to Parents

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Initial (<=8u), Team Management|Tags: , |

Continuing with our team communication plan: After your 3rd or 4th game your players will have hopefully made good progress towards your initial tactical/technical goals for the season. Now might be the time to highlight the progress the team has made and what new goals you’ll be working on for the next set of practices. The [...]

Template – First Game Recap Email to Parents

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: , , |

The initial game is the first time many (most?) of the parents will take an active interest in their kid’s soccer season. When little Suzie or Jonny are on the field and either doing above average or below average is when parents’ start immediately judging your coaching abilities. They may even have completely ignored all your [...]

Template – Pre-practice Email to Parents

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: , , |

Continuing our team communications cadence: This would be a great example of an email to send parents right before your first practice. Adapt as you see fit depending on age group and your personal objectives. If you’re struggling to come up with your own objective, check out this condensed list of objectives by age group which [...]

Template – Introductory Email to Parents

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Communication, Team Management|Tags: , , , , , |

As part of a good team communications plan, this would be a good example of an email that you can send to parents as a first contact with them after you get your team assignments. --- Hello Parents - Welcome to Ladera [G07U Fall] Soccer! I’ll be your daughter’s coach for the season and I am [...]

Team Communication Plan

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Team Management|Tags: , , , , |

Good or poor communication is typically held up as a root cause for successful or unsuccessful groups/teams/relationships/etc. The problem therein is that communication is such a broad topic that it’s hard for a coach to act on the directive of having “good communication with parents”. After I looked back at all the best seasons I’ve experienced [...]