The Upper Kanawha Valley Soccer Club (UKVSC) shall be open to any child, volunteer, corporation, association, or other legal entity located in the Kanawha and Fayette Counties of West Virginia, and having an interest in promoting the game of soccer.
The coaching staff and officials of Upper Kanawha Valley Soccer Club understand that children participate in soccer to have fun. If children don’t have fun playing soccer, they’ll soon pack it in.
We never forget that the game of soccer is just that - a game. It’s not about how many wins and losses are accumulated. And, it is surely not about how many trophies are collected. It’s not about how many goals we score or concede. It’s all about enjoying the game and, at the same time, learning and develop soccer and life skills. Proper soccer development requires that children play age appropriate activities so they are able to experience, comprehend, and execute the game as it relates to where they are at their own stage of physical and mental development.
It is about playing in different positions so the player learns all the skills necessary to develop in the game.
It’s about receiving equal playing time, so the players are all given equal opportunity to learn.
It’s about learning the techniques of the game through a variety of fun games where players have as much contact with a ball as possible and learn at their own rates.
• Be your child's best fan and support her unconditionally.
• When you take your child home after a match or training session, please be supportive and always focus on the positive aspects of his/her game.
• Develop a responsibility in your child to pack his/her own bag, clean his/her cleats and take a drink bottle to practice and games.
• Respect the facilities at our opponents’ grounds.
• Do not criticize your child’s coach to your child or other parents. If you are not happy with the coach you should raise the issue with the coach.
• Encourage your child to speak with the coach. If your child is having difficulties in training or games, or can’t attend training etc. encourage him/her to speak directly to the coaches. This “responsibility taking” is a big part of becoming a mature person. By handling off the field tasks, your child is claiming ownership of all aspects of the game.
• Help your child to focus on the performance and not the result. Remember - winning is not as important as the performance.
• Support all the players in your child's squad. Do not criticize anyone. Remember – children don’t mean to make mistakes.
• Do not criticize the opponents, their parents or the officials. • Never audibly dispute a referee’s decision. They will make mistakes occasionally. We all do. If you abuse or shout at the referee you are breaking the rules of the game.
• Parents/guardians must not coach from the touchline during matches or training. Leave this to the coach or you may cause confusion and erode your child’s confidence.
• Parents/guardians must not enter the field of play.
Please remember – the game is for the children. It is not for the glory of the coach or the parents.
A coach’s primary responsibility is to make sure that his/her players have fun, develop players and to instill in them a passion for the game.
The performance of coaches is not measured in wins and losses, but rather in what players learn in terms of technique, sportsmanship, and fair play. Coaches are charged with the responsibility of controlling their players and parents at all times during a match. Coaches lead and teach by example; our players will be a reflection upon the coach.
• Use positive reinforcement when dealing with players.
• Never use foul or abusive language and never abuse a player mentally, verbally, or physically.
• Have respect for the authority of the referee, our opponents on match days and the officials of their club.
• Teach your children the rules of the game, fair play, and proper behavior.
• Develop your child’s technique and their decision-making ability.
• Inspect the playing area for hazards and generally make practice sessions and matches as safe as possible for the children. You should be aware, however, that soccer is a contact sport and children may get injured. If this happens, we will provide appropriate first aid.
• We will not allow a child to take part in a practice session or a match if he/she is injured.
• We will not leave a child unattended at a practice session or a game.
• We will only allow a child to leave a practice session or a game if a responsible person collects them unless prior notice for a child to leave on their own.
• We will always be enthusiastic
• We will try our best to make the game enjoyable for everyone who takes part – players, opponents, parents/guardians and spectators.
OUR CLUB HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL FIRST SEASON !!!!!!!!!!
Registration can be done online at wv-upperkvsoccer.sportsaffinity.com