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De Pere Select Coaches Commitments and Expectations

The Coach in My World
Pamper me and I will not respect you.
Manipulate me and I will resist you.
Intimidate me and I will reject you
Humiliate me and I will despise you.
Prepare for me and I will trust you.
Respect me and I will respond to you.
Guide me and I will follow you.
Be an example for me and I will be like you.
The examples set by De Pere Select soccer coaches are one of the most influential examples our children will encounter in their young lives. Recognizing the critical role that coaches play, it is imperative that we serve as the proper role models for our players.

I Will:

  • Develop my players to the best of their abilities.
  • Conduct myself as an responsible adult when dealing with the Players; both legally and ethically.
  • Plan and supervise practice sessions that are instructive as well as fun.
  • To motivate and teach with positive reinforcement.
  • Notify the Board of incidents which may compromise the integrity of the Team or Club
  • Abide by the rules, policies, and procedures of the Team and Club
  • Strive to attract the best caliber of athletes to De Pere Select Soccer Club
  • Ensure that players wear their uniforms in a proper and complete fashion. Socks should be pulled up and jerseys tucked in whenever in uniform, not just during the game.
  • Work to place as many players as possible on state, regional, and national teams
  • Display a positive attitude towards all players, parents, and officials
  • To treat players and parents with respect and conduct myself in a professional manner
  • Refrain from making negative comments to any players, coaches, or parents
  • Develop positive "life" qualities (i.e. discipline, teamwork, etc.) in Players
  • Respect the game officials and their decisions
  • Take total responsibility for the actions of players on the field;
  • When traveling with the team: · Remain aware of my players’ whereabouts and behavior. · Set schedules and inform players of all activities.
  • Provide genuine cooperation to coaches within my team’s age group;
  • Not discriminate against anyone;
  • Refrain from using profane or vulgar language in the presence of Players;
  • Provide honest and truthful evaluations of the Player’s skill.
  • Be responsible for cleaning up the field or bench area (both home and away) after practices or games, and for returning all equipment to its proper place. · All coaches are asked to help in monitoring the activities that take place at the practice fields, and to assist in keeping fields clean, safe and secure.
  • Not Forget that I represent the De Pere Select Soccer Club !!!!

Training for the mental edge.

March 27, 2014 / yscsportsmentaledge

For Coach Porter, Belief and Short-Term Memory Are Key

No matter how important it is for players to believe in themselves when they play, a coach’s belief in his or her players can go a long way. In his first year as a head coach at the professional level in 2013, Caleb Porter enjoyed an introduction to the pro ranks that most managers dream of, yet typically never see. He led the Portland Timbers on a remarkable turnaround. The team that finished with the third worst record in all of Major League Soccer in 2012, jumped to the top of the Western Conference in his first year at the helm, and earned an appearance in the Conference Finals. Despite his initial success, Porter hasn’t enjoyed much of the same in the start of 2014, as the Timbers sit winless after three games – the most recent of which was a difficult 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids. While recognizing that the most recent game and this stretch have been “tough to swallow,” Porter firmly clarified his belief in his players: “I believe in them, they believe in themselves and we’ll figure it out…We’re going to get back to work, we’re not going to dwell too long, and will move on quickly. This is one where you want to have a pretty short-term memory.”

Coaches can help players keep their confidence high and develop the resiliency to cope with adversity in order to compete at high levels. First, in the locker room during halftime or immediately following a game, it is important to provide players with specific, clear feedback and instructions on how they can play more effectively the next time they step back out onto the field. Rather than spending a lot of time discussing a player’s mistakes and what went wrong, focus instead on what he or she can do differently to be more successful. This can help keep players’ confidence high and help them learn how to bounce back from setbacks. In addition, like Porter, place an emphasis on the effectiveness of “short-term memory” – the ability to learn from mistakes and then let them go and move on. To help players improve this skill, create a training environment in which mistakes are acceptable; send the message that mistakes are part of the learning process by encouraging players to take risks, be creative, and be prepared to get back up after they make mistakes. This kind of training environment could make it easier for players to recover from mistakes and keep their confidence high during competition. Also, before games or during halftime, remind players of all of the hard work and training that they’ve put in, as well as their past successes as a team. This, too, can boost confidence and help players be more resilient when faced with obstacles. Finally, tell your players that you believe in them and what they can accomplish as a team. Showing your players that you believe in them can go a long way in helping them believe in themselves, and develop the resiliency to battle through adversity.


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Coaches please review the following publication regarding hazing and bullying in sports.  We have a no tolerance policy for hazing and bullying at DePere Select.


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