Team Managers: Rules: Schedule: Practices: Each player should always have: Games: The following things are necessities for nearly every game: For the players: For the Supporters: Half-time: Snack Time:
Good Team Managers can make or break a team. These people are responsible for keeping the team informed of games, practices, snack schedule, end of year party, trophies, etc.... These people are the main point of contact for the teams and help the coaches immensely.
Games are generally called using the FIFA rules which can be found at the NWRGSL web site. Games may use the FIFA Small sided rules of play depending on age, otherwise the NWRGSL Rules always are followed first.
The soccer season is broken up into four parts, the Fall Season (starting around the first of September), the winter season (optional and extra money) playing Indoor soccer or Futsal and generally starts early December, the Spring Season (starting around the first of March), and the Summer Season (optional and extra money) in the summer 3v3 has become a growing part of the soccer world, and CSC offers a 3v3 league of its own. Each Season is scheduled for 10 weeks. Two weeks of practice before the 8 week season begins. Teams are scheduled to play against teams of the same age although not necessarily the same skill level. Theoretically, all teams should be roughly the same skill level, but depending on the children& background, they can be quite good! An older sibling in the house that plays soccer is usually a dead give away as to why some kids just seem to get it right off the bat! Keeping track of your win/loss record is important so that your team can be scheduled to play against teams of the same caliber. The coach, assistant coach or team manager forwards this information to the club president at the end of each season.
Each team is likely to have two practice days each week for the 10 week seasons. Practice days are set up at the discretion of the coach. The scheduled location of all practices is at the Corrales Recreation Center, unless otherwise changed by the coach. Parents are encouraged to stay at practices and note how your child is progressing. The following items should be taken to each practice:
Teams usually play one game a week on Saturday. The length of the games vary depending on the ages of the kids and which season you are currently in, naturally the little ones play short games (two 15 minute halves) and the oldest ones play longer (two 45 minute halves) the remaining ages play games in length somewhere in between. The start time of the games vary usually starting around 9:00 till roughly 4:30. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time to allow the kids time to stretch and warm up. If the team has registered for a tournament, it is likely that the team will have tournament games on Sunday. Games are divided into two halves, separated by half-time; which is a break time of roughly 5-15 minutes depending on the ages of the kids. We encourage parents to support the kids, all the kids, even the other teams! Good play is good play and should be appreciated! This should be a fund experience for EVERYONE! We also encourage parents to set a good example of sportsmanship for your children. Winning isn't ultimately important, but having fun, learning and trying harder are! Please refrain from fighting or arguing with anyone while at the fields. The Referee is always right... even when they are wrong.... Arguing will get the coach ejected from the game and will also likely result in a forfeiture of the game. Disciplinary action will result, up to removal from the League. Games are played in the rain (except when lightening is present) and snow, so be prepared. Note: Summer play and Winter play each have different game lengths, rules, and requirements.
Half time is a break between the halves for the coaches to do more one on one; talking with the kids for things to work on or look for as well as a great time for encouragement. Half time is signified by the referee blowing his whistle twice and pointing with both arms straight at the middle of the field. It is also the time when they get nourishment to help sustain them for the remaining half. A great item for them during the half is orange slices, or other fruit. Some sort of wet wipes are recommended for cleaning sticky hands. Please take a bag for trash with you to allow them to throw the items away when they are done. We need your help to keep the fields clean. The person supplying the half time snack is set up on a schedule made up by the team Managers. Note: Half-Time snack generally disappears with age
Note: Snack time generally disappears with age At the end of each game the kids are generally treated to some type of snack: Rice Krispy treats, gummy snacks, cup cakes, cookies etc.... They are also treated to some sort of drink, juice boxes, Gatorade, etc.... The kids love this and will snack away and re-live moments from the game and make plans to spend the afternoon with each other! The person supplying the Snack Time/End of Game snack is set up on a schedule made up by the team managers.
Rules: Schedule: Practices: Each player should always have: Games: The following things are necessities for nearly every game: For the players: For the Supporters: Half-time: Snack Time:
Each player should always have:
The following things are necessities for nearly every game:
For the players:
For the Supporters: