Guidelines and Procedures

Good to Know

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Players must arrive at the field fifteen minutes prior to training time, for warm-up.
  • Players must practice in the Pride training uniform (official jersey, black shorts, black socks, cold weather warm-ups, in black, gray, and white only).
  • Players must come with a properly inflated and age appropriately sized soccer ball.
  • Players must wear shin guards, under their socks.
  • Players must bring plenty of water.
  • If a player must arrive late or leave a training early, the TEAM MANAGER must be notified in advance.
  • If a player needs to miss a training, notifications must be made to the COACH and TEAM MANAGER.
  • Players are not allowed to play on recreational soccer teams while registered with a competitive team.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to not step on the field to talk to the coach or the players.  Unless in the case of an emergency.
  • If you would like a conference with the coach, an appointment must be made either before or after the training or at some point during the coach’s free time.

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UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

  • Lime Uniform- lime jersey, black/lime shorts and lime socks
  • Black Uniform- black jersey, black shorts and black socks
  • Any other UNIFORM COMBINATIONS must be approved by the CLUB ADMINISTRATOR 
  • Primary Uniform Color is Always Lime- Only use Black/Black Uniform When Required
  • League Play- HOME team wears LIME jersey / black/lime shorts / lime socks 
  • League Play- AWAY team wears black jersey / black shorts / black socks
  • Uniform Conflicts - For most leagues and tournaments the home team must change in the event of a conflict
  • Tournaments- always wear appropriate Home or Away gear as mentioned above; change only when tournament rules require, Team Managers will alert you of any such changes
  • Under Armor Winter Gear - must be one of the following: Black, white, gray only
  • Bring ALL uniforms to all games

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TRAINING UNIFORM / EQUIPMENT

  • Pink Uniform - pink jersey, black shorts and black socks
  • Gray Uniform – gray jersey, black shorts, and black socks
  • Inflated, appropriate size ball, water and shin guards for all training sessions

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GAMES AND TOURNAMENTS

  • Players must arrive at the game field from 30 minutes to 1 hour before the game.  Team Managers will inform you of appropriate arrival time.
  • Players must arrive properly and uniformly dressed. 
  • Players must only warm up with their teammates and coaches. 
  • Players can only be instructed by the coach during the game.  The parents’ role is strictly encouragement "no coaching". 
  • Any involvement of the parent with their player during the game must be designated by the coach (injuries, water breaks etc.) 
  • If a player will be late for the game or must leave the game early, the COACH must be notified in advance. 
  • During the games, parents should refrain from making any comments to the game officials.  The referees and linesmen should always be dealt with in a professional and courteous manner. 
  • Parents are not allowed to approach the coach after the game for discussions about playing time, playing position etc.  Conferences should be scheduled for another time (24-hour rule). 
  • Every coach, player and parent must behave according to Tennessee State Soccer Association, league and tournament rules/guidelines.

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TEAM TRAVEL POLICIES
* Please note that Travel Polices listed below for the majority pertains to our U14 & Up teams.  Confirmation of these guidelines shall be put forth by the head coach of the team.

  • Itinerary should be given to all the players by the coach or Team Manager before departure to any out of town tournament. 
  • We strongly encourage players to travel together as a team.
  • Players must follow the itinerary and must follow curfew precisely, added at the coaches discretion.
  • For teams of age 14 and up, the players may room together or stay with their parents, but parents and players are required to be in the same hotel. 
  • Every person associated with Pride Soccer Club must follow the rules of the hotel in which they are staying. 
  • Players are not allowed to run around in the hotel, play soccer in the hotel hallways, or walk barefoot (safety issues, we do use our feet a lot in soccer). 
  • U13 and up: If the tournament has both male and female teams, casual association during free time will be allowed in public areas, but absolutely no player will enter the rooms of players of the opposite sex. 
  • No players at any given time is allowed to enter a coaches room.

If a conference is necessary between the coach and an individual player, it must be done in the lobby of the hotel or if a more private area is required, then it needs to be done in the presence of a manager or the parent of the player or another adult. 

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