Roles and Responsibilities of the
Coaching is the reason players come to the
HFC. As an HFC Coach I recognize my responsibility to provide
leadership and instruction, which brings the individual efforts of
players and parents together to create an exceptional club and team
experience. To achieve the goal of building a competitive and
Lead by a positive example.
Be on time for practice and games.
Wear HFC approved attire at all games and practices.
Properly prepare my team for competition through excellent
Have a properly prepared lesson plan for each practice.
Evaluate the field and player equipment for safety prior to
every game and training session.
Only allow club approved personnel to be on the field with me
during any game or training session.
Refrain from allowing any parent intervention regarding my
responsibilities as a Coach.
Ensure that any/all player discipline comes from a Coach or
Director of Coaching.
Never favor one player over another.
Exemplify honesty, loyalty, integrity, and leadership to the
team and club.
Be consistent with decision making and discipline.
Respect players, parents, referees, and opponents on and off the
Achieve good communication with the players, parents and
Bring my manager to all parent meetings.
Never teach my players disrespectful behavior or promote the
injury of other players.
Only invite the team manager to join me on the sidelines when
Be accountable for understanding and executing the HFC Coaching
Understand when dealing with players and coaching, the Director
of Coaching's decision is final.
Place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead
of a personal desire to win.
Will bring any/all issues with the team to the attention of the
Directors. This includes team performance, chemistry, tactics,
training, parents, and any other issue which may impact the
team's ability to perform well.
Provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs,
tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all
youth sports events.
I will not solicit nor accept
offers of paid private training from a player I currently coach.
I understand my job is to coach players on my team and should
that require additional time or extra work - that is already
included in my coach pay.
Role and Responsibilities of
the Team Manager
A competent team manager is a critical part of our success at HFC.
The manager has a tremendous responsibility to the coach, team, and
club and is instrumental in the success of a team on and off the
field. A manager is the main bridge between parents and the coach.
When a team is managed well, the coach is free to work with the
players and maximize their development. For this reason, we would
like to help you understand your role. By the way - your work is
Coordinate practice, game and tournament schedules with
direction from the coach.
Foster positive communication between the coach and parents.
all pertinent information from the coach/club to the parents on
Pass all pertinent information from the parents to the
coach/club on time.
Understand that a manager has no responsibility regarding
strategy, technical, tactical, physical, and psychological
aspects of the game as well as player positions and play time.
All of those questions are directed to the coach.
Follow the guidelines of the HFC Conflict Resolution document
when a problem on the team needs attention.
Be present at meetings when a coach meets with a parent(s).
Enlist the coach to answer all questions regarding training and
game situations to the parents.
Only discuss a player with the parents of that player.
Understand that parents should only be concerned with their own
Maintain a neutral position with the team.
Refrain from disciplining a player and defer to the Coach.
Make the Coach aware of any problems or potential problems
regarding the team or individual players.
Consult the appropriate Club Administrator for
advice/instruction when dealing with my duties as Team Manager.
Role and Responsibilities of the Parent
The Huntsville Futbol Club's mission is to
develop and administer the highest possible level of soccer
competence and sportsmanship capable of our children and young
adults. The encouragement and positive support for our children, as
well as the sportsmanship we display at matches provide the best
example possible for our players to exemplify, and thus set a
positive tone for all of the Club's activities. Following are tenets
of the Parents Code of Conduct that we commit ourselves to observe:
ENCOURAGE, DO NOT CRITICIZE - One of our goals
is to help your child play good soccer. No less important is
that they have fun. Your child understands the Club's high
expectations and feels the pressure to do well. You can help
relieve that pressure by confining your discussion of their
performance to positive encouragement.
NO COACHING FROM THE SPECTATOR SIDE
- The Coach is responsible for tactical direction.
Spectator comments should be limited to generic, positive
comments such as "Nice pass," "Way to hustle," "Nice work,
Strikers," "Let's go Strikers-you can do it," "Win the ball!"
BE RESPECTFUL TO THE OPPOSING TEAM
- There are no felons on the other team, simply kids attempting
to play competitive, high-level soccer. Our opponents are
necessary friends, without whom our team could not participate
in matches. Recognize their outstanding plays. As ambassadors of
HFC, treat the opposing team's players and spectators with
respect and hospitality.
BE SUPPORTIVE OF THE COACH
- The coaches give a great deal of their personal time toward
the development of each child, and employ a well-thought
coaching philosophy. They attempt to utilize each player for an
amount of time and at a position that best fits that
development. Respect their decisions. If you have questions
about playtime and the position your child is playing, arrange
with your team manager for a calm, respectful meeting with the
coach. Take advantage of opportunities to learn about soccer so
that you will understand what the coach is trying to accomplish
with your child and the team.
Role and Responsibilities of the Player
At the club level of competition, success and fun on the soccer
field do not come without some extra effort. It takes more that just
showing up at the field on the day of the match. It takes the kind
of effort that involves some hard work, some choices about the way
you spend your free time, and perhaps some sacrifices on your part.
Carefully consider the following commitment HFC asks all players to
make. If you are willing to make this commitment, HFC can help you
become a better soccer player and a contributing member of our
program. As a club, HFC commits to work hard to help you improve
your skills, gain greater knowledge of the game, and make practices
an instructive and challenging experience.