"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."

Lady Viking Soccer Program Expectations

 

     To conduct ourselves as student-athletes held to a higher standard in the classroom, on the field, and in the community due to participation in extra-curricular teams/groups and the publicity drawn by such when representing a school, team, community and its families.
     The ultimate goal of the program is to produce successful student/athletes who will have the necessary skills, traits and principles to be successful in the real world following high school.
     We will attempt to win every game we play regardless of the opposition. The game results will be one measurement of our success but not the only measure of our success. We will strive for excellence through our attitude and effort on a daily basis.

 

Team mission statement: “To teach life lessons and establish character and values such as: integrity, honesty, punctuality, responsibility, work ethic, teamwork, sacrifice, commitment and goal-setting through the game of soccer.”


 

1. Be on time

2. Work hard

3. Be a positive influence on those around you 

 

R- esilient
E- ffort

S- acrifice

P- ositive

E- xcellence

C- oachable

T- eam first

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Expectations of student-athletes in program:  To conduct themselves as student-athletes held to a higher standard in the classroom, on the field, and in the community due to participation in extra-curricular teams/groups and the publicity drawn by such when representing a school, community, and its families. Our team rules and expectations are based on preparing all players to be successful adults following their graduation from high school.

Team mission statement: “To teach life lessons and establish character and values such as, but not limited to: integrity, honesty, teamwork, responsibility, sacrifice, perseverance, punctuality, work ethic and goal-setting through the game of soccer.”

    The ultimate goal of the entire program is to produce successful student/athletes who will have the necessary skills, traits and principles to be successful in the real world following high school. We will attempt to win every game we play regardless of the opposition. The game results will be one measurement of our success but not the only measure of our success.

 

3 Basic Expectations of Program:
           1. Be on time
           2. Work hard                        
           3. Be a positive influence on those around you

-All players must adhere to the TV school district substance abuse policy and all school policies at all times.

-Don’t do anything to embarrass the program.

-No cell phones during soccer time (defined as once practice or game responsibilities begin, bus ride prior to game, team meals and possibly other team functions) without coach’s consent.

-Social Media- All players and parents are expected to refrain from any negative activity on all social media outlets that may reflect negatively toward the team, program, coaching staff, opponents and officials in any way.

-All equipment is due no later than one week after the last contest of the season (defined as the last contest of the season.)  You will not receive any postseason recognition (banquet) until missing items are returned or paid for.  Attendance at the banquet is mandatory in order to receive any awards (excluding emergency situations.)                                

Team priorities:
                   1. Family                     
                          2. School                           

3. Soccer

 

 

  • Attendance-

     

    • Players are expected to attend 100% of practices and games during the official reg. season and postseason.

    • Players are expected to notify the head coach prior to missing a team function by TeamSnap, text or phone call and state the reason. Unexcused vs. excused absences will be based on the three priorities listed above and will ultimately be interpreted as such by the coaching staff.

    • Mandatory HS soccer season each year is Aug. 1- Pumpkin Show (minimum each year depending on tournament play.)

    • Excused absences include only- Illness & missed school w/dr. excuse, family emergency, family wedding, family funeral, academic help, academic/club meeting, school event for a grade, school approved college visit.           

    • Illness or medical apt. requires documentation upon return just like school.

    • If a player misses any part of a team function (practice, game, scrimmage, meeting) due to an excused absence their standing within the team will be affected until the appropriate extra duty has been made up. Players will have extra duty at their next attended practice in an effort to make up the time they owe their teammates. Extra duty, playing time and your role within the team will be assessed by the coaching staff per each individual situation.

    • Consequences for excused absences- 7 min. of 30/30’s or equal extra duty, max. of two may be made up per day, no playing time until made up.)

    • Unexcused absences- If a player misses any part of a team function due to an unexcused absence the player will have extra duty at their next attended practice in an effort to make up the time they owe their teammates. The player’s role within the team will be significantly reduced and the third unexcused absence will result in removal from the team.

    • Consequences for unexcused absences-
      (1st absence- 7 min. of 30/30’s or equal extra duty, no playing time until extra duty is made up, reduction in playing time)
      (2nd absence- 7 min. of 30/30’s or equal extra duty, no playing time until extra duty is made up, more severe reduction in playing time)
      (3rd absence- dismissal from the team)

    The coaching staff reserves the right to decide playing time, extra duty, discipline and other necessary measures within a team sport as they see fit based upon what is best for the entire team. Any player can/may be released from the team at any time; extra-curricular activities are a privilege not a right.

     

  • Team Policy/Parent procedures:

    Please do not approach the coaching staff with a grievance prior to, or immediately after, a game. Items appropriate to discuss at a later time- (safety/health of your child, academic concerns, your child’s physical/mental status.)

    Items not to be discussed- (other players, strategy, playing time.)
     

  • Player must first initiate meeting w/Coaching staff.*

  • If unsatisfactory, player & parent may set-up follow-up meeting w/staff.
    If unsatisfactory, player & parent may set up meeting with Athletic Director.
     

  • (*in certain situations where a parent feels the coaching staff needs notified of personal issues regarding their child, the parent may contact the coach and hold a private conversation only if this scenario would better benefit the child.)