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The Sting Soccer Club is the oldest and longest running female club in the nation, serving Women’s Soccer since 1973. The Legacy of The Sting Soccer Club is something we should work hard to uphold and build upon. The ‘Pride and Tradition’ phrase that defines The Sting Soccer Club truly represents how the club is managed and operates, and represents the expectations of conduct the club has for the Coaches, Managers, Players, and Teams. The mission of The Sting Soccer Club includes the idea of the education of life through soccer; the club guidelines are set forth to reinforce this mission. The following club guidelines detail the strict policy The Sting Soccer Club has with respect to club sponsorship and conduct at practices, games, and tournaments.

The Sting Soccer Club is known for its distinguished reputation, tradition of excellence and national accomplishments. The club guidelines outlined above are set forth to preserve the legacy of The Sting Soccer Club while providing a professional, safe, and enjoyable club environment. The guidelines reinforce and promote respect, preparation, communication, and responsibility for coaches, parents, players, and teams. Any infringement of this policy will be dealt with in a suitable manner based on the violation. It is your right as a member of The Sting Soccer Club to have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or ideas you may have with the directors of the club or the board members.

 

VOLA SPONSORSHIP
VOLA is the official apparel and accessory provider for Sting Soccer Club. All coaches and players are to wear Sting approved VOLA apparel and accessories during practices, games and any other Sting affiliated events.

 


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Attendance / Punctuality

  • Players must arrive at the field at least ten minutes prior to practice time. The coach should be notified in advance of practice if a player is expecting to arrive late, or if a player has to leave practice early. If a player is unable to attend a practice the Coach should be notified in advance of the scheduled practice time.
  • Players are expected to attend all practices. Should a player miss practice excessively, the player may be disciplined at the discretion of the Coach / Club.

Preparation

  • Players must practice in the approved Sting practice uniforms by VOLA {white/royal practice jersey, charcoal grey practice shorts, white practice socks and grey training fleece for cold weather.}
  • Players are permitted to wear VOLA accessories only (such as hats and gloves in cold weather.)
  • On arrival to practice, players are to arrange their bags and water bottles side-by-side in a straight line.
  • Tassels are not to be worn at practice
  • Player’s must come to practices with a properly inflated soccer ball and bring plenty of water.
  • Players must wear the proper equipment (shin-guards) and have any additional equipment (ankle braces, knee braces) with them at each practice.
  • Players have one chance not to have approved training equipment after which any player not in the clubs proper equipment will not be able to practice until they are prepared correctly.

 

Communication

  • Players have the opportunity to practice with other teams in the club as long as there is no direct conflicts between the two teams, however, they must get permission from both coaches prior to doing so.
  • Parents are not permitted on the field to talk to the coach or the players. In case of emergency, parents must summon the coach to the sideline.
  • If parents and/or players would like to meet with the coach, an appointment must be made for a meeting before or after practice, or for a time outside of scheduled team events when the coach is available.

 

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Attendance / Punctuality

  • Players must be present at the game field at least 45 minutes prior to the game’s scheduled start time ready to begin warming up unless otherwise notified by the coach. If a player will be late for the game or has to leave the game early, the coach must be notified in advance.
  • Players are expected to be at all teams games and tournaments. Should a player fail to show up without prior clearance from the coach, disciplinary action may be taken. The severity is at the discretion of the coach / club

Preparation

  • Players must arrive dressed properly and in the Sting approved pre-game / game uniform by VOLA. Players should also have all necessary equipment (alternative game uniforms, cold weather apparel and accessories - VOLA, soccer balls, water etc.)
  • All players are to gather at designated meeting point outside of the field complex and walk to the field of play as a team (in pairs and in a straight line.)
  • On arrival at the field of play, players are to arrange their bags and water bottles next to the team bench or sideline side-by-side and in a straight line.
  • Players must only warm-up with their teammates and coaches unless otherwise directed by the coach

Respect

  • Every coach, player and parent must behave according to the North Texas code of conduct, ECNL, league and tournament rules. The referees and linesmen should always be dealt with in a sportsmanlike and courteous manner. During the games, parents, players, and coaches should refrain from making any comments or speaking negatively to the game officials.
  • Players should treat their teammates and opponents with respect and should conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike and courteous manner.
  • Any involvement of parents with players during the game has to be designated and approved by the coach (water breaks, injuries etc.). The coach should only instruct players during the game. The parents’ role should be limited to encouragement only – no instruction or coaching is permitted.
  • Parents are not permitted to approach the coach after the game for discussions about playing time, playing position, complaints etc. Meetings should be scheduled for another time outside of scheduled team events when the coach is available.

 

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Preparation

  • A Tournament itinerary should be prepared by the coach and given to all the players by the manager before departure to any out of town tournament.
  • Players must follow the itinerary precisely. Players are required to meet at a designated areas on time, uniformly dressed as specified by the coach or manager to do team related activities.
  • Players must be dressed properly and uniformly in Sting approved apparel by VOLA when departing to the games, and the must have packed all necessary equipment (shin guards, alternate game uniforms, cold weather apparel and accessories - VOLA, soccer balls, water etc.).
  • All players are to gather at designated meeting point outside of the field complex and walk to the field of play as a team (in pairs and in a straight line.)
  • On arrival at the field of play, players are to arrange their bags and water bottles next to the team bench or sideline side-by-side and in a straight line.

Travel & Accommodation

  • For all Sting Teams the coach will determine the rooming arrangements.
  • Teams must travel together from the hotel to the fields and back to the hotel after practices or scheduled games.

Responsibility

  • The coach must know the whereabouts of all players at all times. Players must never leave the hotel without permission of the coach, even if leaving with their parents.
  • Every person associated with The Sting Soccer Club must follow the rules of the hotel in which they are staying. Players are not allowed to run around in the hotel, or play soccer in the hotel hallways. Using the swimming pool, hot tub, exercise equipment, or other hotel facilities must only be done after obtaining permission from the coach.
  • If the tournament has both male and female teams, interaction during free time will be allowed in public areas, but absolutely no player will enter the rooms of players of the opposite sex.
  • If a meeting is necessary between the coach and an individual player, it must be done in a common area of the hotel or if a more private area is required, then it needs to be done in the presence of a manager, the parent of the player, or another adult.

 


The Sting Soccer Club is known for its distinguished reputation, tradition of excellence and national accomplishments. The club guidelines outlined above are set forth to preserve the legacy of The Sting Soccer Club while providing a professional, safe, and enjoyable club environment. The guidelines reinforce and promote respect, preparation, communication, and responsibility for coaches, parents, players, and teams. Any infringement of this policy will be dealt with in a suitable manner based on the violation.

It is your right as a member of The Sting Soccer Club to have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or ideas you may have with the directors of the club or the board members.

 

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