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COACH CONTACT

Your coach will contact you once teams are in place and they have reserved a practice time. Please note your coach's information for your records. If you have not heard from your coach by March 22, please contact the YMCA at 417-846-1535 or rragsdale@orymca.org.

 

AT GAME TIME

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled game time. This will allow plenty of time for parking and locating the correct field and give players time to warm up before each game. When game time arrives, the referee will call both teams together for a pledge and prayer. After the game, the teams will shake hands and then go to their coach for a talk and snack.

 

PARENT EXPECTATIONS

Our goal is to encourage healthy spirit, mind and body for all...especially for your child. Behavior that is unsportsmanlike, unruly or interferes with the progress of the game never helps any child. Please help us be strong role models for all children. This sport is designed for them to develop and grow.

 

WEATHER & MAKE-UP GAMES

In the case of inclement weather the YMCA will post a cancellation message with REMIND and on Facebook. You may also call the YMCA at 417-846-1535 to find out if your game is cancelled or delayed.  The post will be sent at least one hour before the start of the first games. If there is not a current message, games are still running as scheduled.

 

Weather cancellations, on the YMCA's part, will include one guaranteed make-up game. Information about the make-up day will be delivered to team coaches.

 

HEALTHY SNACK OPTIONS

The Y does not require teams to provide snacks, but if your team does provide snacks, we encourage you to bring healthy choices! If your child has any allergies, please let your coaches know. Below are some ideas for healthy snacks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM PHOTOS

Picture Day is April 22. Your coach will receive information about team pictures with Chuck Nickle Photography. If you would like to purchase photos of your child/team, please fill out the envelope you will recieve from your coach. If you have any questions you can contact Chuck Nickle by phone at 417-846-3856. 

 

Need-to-know info

DRINKS

Water

100% fruit juice

Vitamin water

Propel

Gatorade

Powerade

"IEWYPT"

Something as simple as "I Enjoyed Watching You Play Today!" can go a long way for your child. Showing support to your children will enhance your family life and their social life. Be intentional about showing them support each and every game!

 

SNACKS

Strawberries

Carrots

Goldfish crackers

Graham crackers

Orange wedges

Bananas

Watermelon

Pretzels

Cheese sticks

What to Bring

SOCCER

Shin guards

Long socks

Cleats (Optional)

Soccer ball (Optional)

U6: Size #3

U8 & U10: Size #4

U12+: Size #5

FOOTBALL

Mouthpiece

Cleats (Optional)

Football (Optional)

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What not to bring

Family pets

Cell phones/iPods/MP3 players

Gaming devices

Unnecessary valuables

Pocket knives

Weapons

Alcohol or tobacco