If a Family member keeps on continually being unruly, depending on circumstances,
they may face a ban, but that won't be my fault, that will be their own fault, because
of their behaviour. ( no situations have ever arisen in my 8 years of running the
football for the U 6's & U 7's, I am very proud of that and I don't see any situations
arising this season either ) but I am just laying the ground rules, so we all know
where we all stand.
Coaches Rules / Best Practice
The games will be 4 v 4 using Pugg Goals ( No keepers and don't try bending the
rule and put a defender on the line, as you will be making a rod for your own back,
just trust me )
Game Duration for the U 6's is 10 minutes and for the U 7's is 15 minutes.
There shall be no Parents allowed on the pitches ( unless a child is hurt ) and again, it's down to
all Coaches to make sure this rule is enforced, if it does happen, I will be speaking to you, to
sort it and if you don't, I will, but it is your job at the end of the day. After the end of each game
shaking hands is very important.
Coaches Buy Yourself a Whistle.
Sunday Morning Protocol
I will check the weather and make a call for that Sunday, if I do call a game off, it will be a health
and welfare call with only the Children in mind, this will be my decision only and it falls squarely
on my shoulders, it's a nightmare to make sometimes, but I know I have to make it. All Coaches
will all get a text off me by 7.45am, if you don't get this text by 8am, something is wrong with my
mobile, we have two safety nets, please visit Reeco Rees ( Facebook ) as I will also post the
decision for that Sunday on there. The last safety net is my website www.reecossoccerschools.co.uk
and visit the webpage of your Child's Team.
Games Called Off
If a game gets called off by myself, the teams get a credit for that week
It's £ 10 per team, per pitch, per week, payable in advance on the first Sunday of every month for that
month, as I have to pay Playfootball in the same manner. Payment must be made on the first Sunday
of that month, no excuses, as Claire can only be there on the first Sunday, for the clubs who would like
to pay by cheque, it's not a problem, but you will need to sort it out with whoever a couple of days
before it's due, this £ 10 playing fee has been the same price since I first started 7 years ago.
You still have to pay for the following Sunday if you let me know your team can't make it after 6 pm
on Thursday evening. If you let me know before this deadline, your team will get a credit for the
Please can all Coaches bring the empty Pugg goal bags back to myself. Also if you do not know how to
fold a pair of Pugg goals DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO SO as they cost £66 a pair to replace.
That's all I am asking of you is, just come along with a smile on your faces, let the children play, put
them under no pressure whatsoever, no over the top shouting as it will unsettle some of the Children
on both teamson the pitch. If a young Child does something he shouldn't, it will be down to the Coaches
to make it right, by awarding a free kick, then getting the Children to shake hands, if a Child repeatedly
keeps kicking and pushing other players, the Coach should ask that player to go and take a couple of
minutes time out, just to calm down, then after they have calmed down, they should be allowed back in
the game, if that player is still pushing and kicking other players, then as far as I am concerned, that player should go home for that week and as Parents, you should help the Coaches to get the Children to
understand that pushing and kicking out at other players is not fair.
Coaches have a very important part to play in all this, because if they do their job properly, everything
will be OK, if they don't, that normally leads from one thing to another and then they will lose all discipline
Finally my advice to everyone is leave the Coaches do their jobs on the pitch.
My Part in all this
I give you my word, I will turn up every week no later than 8.30, as Kick Off will be 9.15am, I will
respect your time, and all I ask is Coaches and Family members do the same to everyone else's time as-well.
I will also compile the fixtures every week and they will be on my website on Saturday Evening at the very latest.It is every coaches responsibility to print out their own copy of the fixtures as I will not be providing them on a Sunday morning.
Everything above is only there to help everyone have a fantastic weekly experience and please
remember it may only be kicking a round thing on some green stuff to you, but to these young Children, this is the highlight of their week and as their elders, we should all
want them to get the most out of every Sunday experience.
If anyone would like to talk to me regarding any of the above, my mobile number is 07779495480.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope everyone has a fantastic season, especially the
Please Read This Poem, It Says It All.
Let The Children Play
They stand on the field with their hearts beating fast
The whistle has blown, the die has been cast.
Mum & Dad cannot help, they stand all alone
A goal at this moment would send the team home
A ball near their feet, they kick and it misses
There's a moan from the crowd, some boos and some hisses
A thoughtless voice cries 'take him off mun'
Tears fill their eyes, it's no longer fun.
If you have ever been tempted to shout or to groan
Just think, it's a child who stands all alone
So open your heart and give them a break
It's moments like this that players you make.
Keep this in mind, please do not forget
They are only children, they're not adults yet!
Thank You for taking the time to read it. ATB. Reeco