SPHS Boys Soccer Handbook

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Any issues with decisions need to follow this order:

  1. First the Athlete should meet with the coach.

  2. The parent can set up a meeting with the coach, parent, and athlete.

  3. The parent can set up a meeting with the athletic director, coach, parent, and athlete.


Expectations of coaches by players

  • Set clear goals and guidelines for team and players

  • To attend and have a clear topic for practices and games​

  • Have a clear game plan for the match

  • To equally manage all players and staff (be responsible and fair)

  • Provide player evaluation (both strengths and weaknesses) at the end of season


Expectations of parents

  • Support the team and coaches

  • Respect the decisions made by the referees

  • Respect the opposing team, coaches, managers, and spectators

  • Utilize the suggestion box to provide during season feedback.

  • Provide objective evaluation of the coaches at the end of the season.  This feedback is essential in improving the program.   

Philosophy of the program

Provide an environment conducive to learning lifelong lessons through the sport of soccer, while emphasizing a positive playing experience and instilling core values of discipline, teamwork, safety, respect, humility, and integrity.  Furthermore, our season is about more than wins and losses; it's about learning and improving on our skills in every practice and game, and adding new skills all the time.

Team Rules

  • Play according to the laws and spirit of the game

  • Be on time and be prepared for matches and training sessions

  • Display self-control in all situations.  Never use foul or abusive language – before, during or after a game or training session.

  • Train and play to the best of your ability, have a positive attitude, and encourage others to do the same.

  • Respect the opposition.  Treat them as you would like them to treat you.

  • Respect the referee.  Never dispute his/her decisions.  They are only human and they make mistakes, just like you.

Attendance Expectations

  • Practices/games: Players are expected to attend all practices on time.

  • There are a few of exceptions:

    • Doctor's appointment

    • School events/functions, make up school work, or studying for a test

    • Family (wedding, funeral, illness, etc.) 

  • Consequences for not meeting expectations

  • No consequences for excused absences.

  • Consequence of unexcused absences:

    • A first offense will result in a game suspension

    • A second offense will result in dismissal from the team

Behavior Expectations

  • During a game:

    • Treat the officials (referees and administrator), opposing players, coaches & managers, and all spectators with respect.  

    • Refrain from verbal dissent.  All questions involving a call must be addressed with respect by a captain

    • Zero tolerance for profanity or discrimination

    • Maintain good sportsmanship prior, during, and at the end of the match

  • During a practice:

    • Respect coaches and teammates

    • Zero tolerance for discrimination

  • Consequences for not meeting expectations:

    • Based on the severity of the infraction.0 to 2 games suspension in addition to the suspension assessed by the school or WIAA.

    • Repeated infractions will result in dismissal from the team.

Team selection criteria, process, and placement

Try outs will be conducted using clearly defined player assessment/evaluation guide lines to fairly place each player into a level appropriate teams classified (i.e. Varsity, JV Red, JV White, etc.).


See attached documents for specific detail

Player assessment/Evaluation Criteria:

  • Character

Coachability, leadership, confidence, responsibility, dedication, determination, and work rate

  • Athleticism

Agility, strength, speed, and endurance

  • Technical

Dribbling, passing, receiving, juggling, and finishing

  • Tactical

Field Awareness, Principle of Defense, Principle of Offense, and Match Management

Lettering policy

All players securing the final varsity roster for the playoffs will be eligible for the Varsity letter

Practice and game schedule

  1. Practices:       4:00 – 5:30 PM weekdays (except for game days)

  2. Games:           See SPHS Boys Soccer events calendar

Special dates and events

Summer Training:

  • Captains Practice (optional) TBD

  • High School Training Camp (optional)​ TBD
  • High School Pre-Season Soccer Camp (optional) TBD

  • High School Tryout: TBD

* Players and parents must sign acknowledgement sheet that will be in the back of every handbook before they can participate.

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