Florham Park Youth Soccer Association
As a gentle reminder, it is my voice that does the coaching. You are there to support your son and cheer if you wish.
I want all instructions coming from me.
Just as an example, you may see an opponent with the ball and want your son to attack him and get the ball.
I may be asking him to just contain him in the corner because the opponent is no threat
That is confusing.
You may want your son to kick the ball real hard up to the forward
I may be asking him to do short passes out of the back
You may want your son to run up and get the ball and score
I may be asking him to stay back because their #10 is really good and I want your son close to him in the back
You may want your son to try and dribble through 3 guys
I may be asking him to pass the ball after 3 seconds
Your son does not want to disappoint you. Nor does he want to disappoint his coach
So keep that in mind when you are on the sideline and try to understand how 2+ coaches and multiple parents coaching can cause some confusion
All parents registered through our online system and have signed a CODE OF CONDUCT
Referees (Rec) – Our recreation games are officiated by former players, friends and family of our Florham Park community. Yelling, speaking or questioning calls is UNACCEPTABLE
Referees (Travel) – Travel refs are not professional referees. Yelling, speaking or questioning calls is UNACCEPTABLE
Sideline Behavior – Coaching your child from the sideline will be confusing and at times contradictory to what a coach may be trying to accomplish. NO COACHING from the parent sideline. Having coaches and parents coaching a child will negatively impact your child’s experience. CHEER AND SUPPORT AND ENJOY
Coaches: Coaches will be selected/notified week of 8/13
Teams: Teams will be selected/drafted week of 8/13
Check with your assigned coach
Game Week 1: 9/8
Schedules will be posted after teams have been selected
Picture Day: 9/15
Hosted at the Recreation Building at Emmett Field (Not the Library)
Coaches will be notified of their picture time and send to teams.
No games nor PREK and KINDER KICKER clinics on Saturday 10/6
If you are on a travel team we recommend you touch base with your coach for current schedule.