Soccer-Girls

Coaches info for parents

Practice info:

Following week: all at BHS --  Mon and Tuesday 6 – 8 pm; Wednesday – Friday 5 – 8 pm; Saturday 8 - 11

Introduction

Welcome to the 2018 Bothell High School Girls’ Soccer Season. We are excited for another year of Bothell Soccer and all that it has to offer. Bothell Soccer has 3 Core Values:

·      Family

·      Desire

·      Discipline

The girls will define what these 3 values mean to them and we will evaluate the girls on how well they represent them daily.

As a coach, I try to be as transparent as possible with the team, and have a purpose with every drill that we do. I want the players to respect the game, respect each other, and respect our opponents because we are all on the field playing soccer together. There are 4 pieces to my overall coaching philosophy:

1.     The team is greater than the individual

2.     Effort is greater than talent

3.     Communication is involved in every aspect of the game

4.     This game is meant to be FUN

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:      Travis Bear (tbear@nsd.org, 425-273-1589)

Varsity Assistant:   Nick Wright

JV Head Coach:   Jonathan Andrews (jandrews@nsd.org)

JV Assistant:        Keiko Stafford

Assistant:             Zach Weatherly

 Varsity vs. Junior Varsity

There are a few key pieces that distinguish a varsity player and a junior varsity player:

·      1st and 2nd touch, and overall technical ability

·      Speed of play

·      Fitness

·      Physicality

·      Tactical Awareness

·      Coach-ability

Throughout the season we will evaluate players and may move players in between teams. Our hope is that players on varsity remain on varsity, but if there is a lack of playing time we may have players swing in games (Half with JV, Half with Varsity). Alternatively, we may have players that are excelling at JV and will move them up to Varsity. All options are possible.

Playing Style

Playing style will be determined by the player availability that we have on each team. At the varsity level, we will ideally be able to run multiple formations throughout the season. There will also be different in-game scenarios that may require us to change formations. Different formations include:

·      4-4-2

·      4-2-3-1

·      4-3-3

·      3-5-2

·      5-3-2

·      4-2-4

Playing Time

Playing time is not guaranteed and may not be equal. Part of our messaging to the teams will be the value of “Team > Individual” and the idea of buying into roles. Every great team has players that do not see the field, but that does not mean that they are not contributing to the overall success of the team. Every player was selected for a reason and will be making contributions in different ways.

Injuries

If possible, have your daughter see Trainer Dan with non-serious injuries. If a player does have to go see a doctor, we will need to have a doctor’s note stating that the player is able to participate in all physical activities before we can let them train.

Any head injuries need to be cleared by Dan. There will be no grey area on this.

 Team Rules

1.     Adhere to WIAA and Bothell High School academic rules and policies

2.     Violating the Drug and Alcohol Policy will have consequences, the severity of which will be in accordance with the policy

3.     Arriving late and/or missing practice may result in loss of playing time

a.     School work is NOT a legitimate reason to miss practice

b.     Rehab of injuries can be done at practice

c.     Other scenarios will be handled case-by-case by coaching staff

4.     Players late to a bus will not play in the game

5.     Zero tolerance for bullying including cyber-bullying

6.     Practice will start on time and players are expected to communicate to coaching staff and team reasons for late arrival

7.     Practice time is for soccer and focus is expected

8.     Cell Phones should be left in bags except to call parents for rides

 Parent Rules

1.     Let the officials do their job KingCo refs are notoriously inconsistent and will drive you crazy. Without officials, we would not be having games. They do not tell players when they make mistakes and we ask that you not tell them when they make mistakes. Coaches will work with referees during matches. Player safety is our #1 concern and we will make sure that players are protected.

2.     We are the only coaches Please do not coach players before, during, or after games. We may be working on certain plays and/or styles of play that might not be apparent from the stands

3.     Be the best/biggest supporter Enjoy watching your daughter and other players play the game. Let your child talk to you about the game

4.     Support all players Let your players vent their frustrations to you, but encourage them to work through those problems and address them with the coach and team. Talking about other players poorly automatically gives your child the right to do the same

5.     Monitor your child’s stress levels and overall health If you feel that your child has too much going on or has an injury that we do not know about, please let the coaching staff know. Health is more important than high school soccer in the grand scheme of things.

6.     Feel free to help the program through this season There are a lot of activities that the team enjoys outside of soccer. Volunteer for hosting pasta feeds, hosting film sessions, setting up senior night or the end of the year banquet.

 Lettering Policy

 - Play in at least 2 regular season varsity games

 - Contribute to the overall success of the varsity team

 Communication with Coaches

The coaching staff has an Open Door Policy. Any player with concerns needs to be their own advocate. Please work through the following steps as needed

1.     Player meeting with coaches

2.     Player and parent meeting with coaches

3.     Player and parent meeting with coaches and Athletic Director

 Practice and Game Schedules

Every player needs 10 practices before they can play in their first game. They need to be able to play in 90% of the practice for it to count

Every week I will email out practice and game schedules to parents and players. If there are any changes, I will notify everyone. Practices will mainly be in the evenings as the entire coaching staff works other jobs during the day.

Game schedules can be found at www.kingcoathletics.com and navigating to the Bothell Girls Soccer page under the “Schedule” tab

Contact

Coach

Travis Bear

Email

tbear@nsd.org

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