SAMPLE EMAIL FOR COACHES TO INTRODUCE TEAM TO PARENTS
Written for the U6 Coach. Applicable to older groups with some modification.
Dear Soccer Parents:
Hello. I recently spoke to you on the phone to introduce myself and verify email addresses. Your child has been assigned to the [U6 team] that I am coaching at the [Cheat Lake fields]. I look forward to helping your child have fun while learning soccer fundamentals. We will practice [twice a week: Saturday mornings at 9:00 AM and Monday evenings at 5:15 PM.] Each practice will run about an hour. Our first practice will be [on Saturday, September 10, 2011].
Directions to the Cheat Lake Fields can be found on the MYSA website (Cheat Lake Fields). [or insert LP Field link]
In case of inclement weather, please call the Mon Soccer hotline (304-594-1939) for the latest information on field availability due to weather.
Our team roster is:
[INSERT ROSTER HERE]
[OPTIONAL TEXT: Snacks are a big deal among the kids. For our first practice on Saturday, September 10th, I’ll bring the snacks. We will have a sign-up sheet for practice dates to bring snacks.]
My focus as a U6 coach will be on fundamental skill development, primarily dribbling, shooting, and learning the basic rules of the game. Due to the size and age of the players, there are some rules modifications. The primary changes are listed below:
1. Small sided games, preferably 3 vs. 3 (or 4 vs. 4).
2. No goalies.
3. Kick-ins instead of throw-ins.
The scrimmages are for the children to have fun while learning. With this in mind, adults are not to keep score, and should cheer for all good play.
As a soccer parent of a U6 child, there are a few expectations of you:
1. Remain at the fields during each session. You will be expected to take your child to the restroom if necessary and to provide comfort if your child gets a bump or bruise and needs a little parental attention.
2. Bring water for your child.
3. Make sure your child is dressed appropriately. No jewelry (scrunchies or rubber bands for hair are OK), no metal cleats or baseball cleats (have cleat at point of toe), and they must have shinguards covered by socks. Sneakers are OK, if you do not want to buy soccer cleats. Your child may wear long pants or sweats in case of cold weather.
4. Your child needs to bring his or her own size 3 soccer ball.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting everyone. Thanks