2. During the season: Check the SIFC website for wet weather updates and field closures.
For training: *Bring a first aid kit, bibs, balls and witches hats.*Plan the structure of your session on paper before each session.*Encourage 100% player attendance and make training enjoyable and competitive.*Encourage assistance by parents. For the younger age groups, you need an assistant!
If more than one parent offers to coach, give it a go! Work as a team! For matches: *Check the NSFA website for last minute updates on games*Bring your SIFC Sports Bag with your match ball, goalie shirt first aid kit and a whistle.*Organise a roster for half/part games to ensure each player has equal time off the field. Frequent interchange is allowed up to and including U18s to ensure all players participate equally.*Determine each player’s playing positions. During the season, players in the U6-U10 age groups may be rotated through all the playing positions including the goalkeeper’s position. For U11 & upwards, players will tend to settle into specific positions and this should be encouraged. Always maintain a balance between positional rotation and team performance*Determine the game tactics.