Team Funds and Banner

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: Basic (9u-12u), Coaching, Fun, Initial (<=8u), Team Management|Tags: , |

Team Fund AYSO has a policy against collecting pooled funds as there have been cases of abuse. So you'll just need to do your best to get reinbursed for shared expenses. I recommend communicating upfront what that will be and collecting any banner funds right away. Typical expenses include: $15 per family to cover two parties and the occasional [...]

Midseason Practice Parties

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

As part of our team communications plan: Most coaches default to only getting their team together at the last practice celebration. I highly recommend you consider adding a couple other informal touch points along the way. If you as a coach perform flawlessly in your normal duties, you’ve given some kids (and your own) a great [...]

Coach’s Gift

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

Coaches - Feel free to point your team parent here. This is just a short list of ideas I’ve seen that worked well and weren’t expensive at all: A card signed by every player on the team. Do encourage the players to write a short phrase or (if too young) ask them and write it for [...]

“Last Practice” Celebration

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: Coaching, Fun|Tags: , |

As AYSO does not officially condone team parties, having a celebration during "last practice" will be the focus here. This event culminates your team communications plan. This is the chance for the team parent to shine. You want to provide some specific guidelines, get out of the way, then verify everything is in place prior to [...]