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Coaches

Information for Coaches

Coaching:
Coaches need to contact all players for their assigned team(s). Please do this as soon as possible. Coaches will always conduct themselves and their team in a sportsmanlike manner.

Fields:
U6, U8, U10, U13 and U17 Games are played at Bentfield Mills Park located at the corner of CR 134 (Calder Rd) and CR 34.

Each field will be lined with a spectator line painted outside the field. Spectators must sit behind the painted line. For U8 and U10, spectators are also asked to sit on the outer sides of the field. Teams and coaches will sit in between the two fields. For U17, U13, and U10 spectators will sit on the field opposite of the teams and behind the painted line. U6 parents may sit on either side of the field.

Coaches please work with parents and keep children from hanging on the nets and goals. Hanging on the nets and goals can be very dangerous for your children and can damage the soccer equipment.

Injuries:
Any player, who is removed from the game due to an injury, may not return to that game without parental consent. Any player who is bleeding from an open wound must be removed and may not return until the bleeding has stopped.  If there is any question as to the nature of an injury, call for emergency assistance. Do not move any player complaining of neck or back injury.

All coaches use best judgment when referring to an injury.  First Aid kits will be handed out.

Referees:
U6: Coaches will referee games.

U8/U10: One Center Referee will be assigned to all games.  

U13/U14/U17: Referees and Assistant Referees will be assigned to all games.  

Snacks after Games:
It has been customary, for younger divisions, that players bring drinks and snacks for each game. It is up to the Coach and Parents on whether or not this will be followed.  

 

Weather Policy

Weather / Game Cancellation Policy:  

Lightning and Thunder:  All games are played if there is rain or light rain in the area.  Games are only cancelled in the event of a thunder storm, downpour, or if there is lightning present.  

If the game has already stated, it will be considered complete if it has reached half time or beyond.  If it is called before half time, the game may be rescheduled.  

In the event of lightning, teams must wait half an hour before they can start or resume play.  Referees and coaches must comply with this rule and make the decision to cancel games as there may not be a Wright County Board Member present.  Only Referees and Coaches can make this determination.  

Heat Cancellation:  If heat index reaches 89 degrees, it is considered normal playing conditions.  If index is between 90 degrees and 99 degrees, there will be a mandatory water break per half with running time.  If heat index reaches 100 degrees and over, games will be cancelled.  

If games are cancelled by the club, a notice will be placed on the Wright County Recreation Soccer Program website and an email will be sent out to the registered participants.  

Game Rescheduling

To reschedule a cancelled game...

1. Discuss with the opposing coach the best time to schedule the game. Wednesdays through Saturdays work the best.  

2. Email WRC Referee Coordinator wrcreschedule@gmail.com with the following information to request a referee.

  • Game Number to reschedule from attached file below
  • Date to Reschedule
  • Time to Reschedule

3. You will receive email confirmation of rescheduled game.