Coaches will provide a safe and positive learning environment for all Players.
Coaches will maintain a professional appearance and arrive in a timely fashion for all games and practice sessions.
Coaches will understand that they are role models for players and, therefore, will display appropriate behavior and use appropriate language around players and families at all times.
- Attend a preseason coaches meeting. Collect information, uniforms, and equipment.
(This is usually 1-2 hours of your time to be run by PacNW Directors and FW Rec Manager)
- Teams main point of contact. Hand out uniforms and schedule.
- Conduct one or two practices a week. Coaches can opt to have an additional practice for his/her team each week to work on skills. The PacNW Directors will put together practice plans, or you can use the Coaching Resources from US Youth Soccer.
- Maintain communication with the Club and Parents throughout the season (PlayMetrics). Notify all participants about game/practice cancellations and any equipment/field/participant troubles.
Game Day Responsibilities
- Print 2 copies of your game rosters. (If a player is missing or edits needed, contact [email protected])
- Enter game scores. After your game concludes, enter your game score by Monday of each week.
The SSUL Rules and Procedures are published on the SSUL Web Site under the League Docs tab. To make your team's experience as best as possible, at a minimum, every participating team's coach and team manager should read the League Docs. Remember: Ignorance of the rules and procedures of the SSUL will never be an accepted excuse on matters that arise so take the time upfront!
South Sound United League Website
You can access all league related information on our website at https://sites.google.com/ssul.org/ssul/home. The site contains team brackets, schedules, score reporting, standings, and general guidelines for the league.
You will need to log into the SSUL Affinity site (from the SSUL Schedule page) using your Affinity user name and password (upper left of page). Refer to the guidance above to print rosters.
Home Team Responsibilities
Teams hosting games are responsible for the following: (Game Scheduler does most of these.)
- Secure referees
- Provide a suitable field for play that includes all the proper markings and goals.
- Ensure goals are safe for play and are properly secured.
- Provide game balls for the match (Team)
- Provide the following information to the opposing team 72 hours prior to the day of game (or as soon as they are notified):
- Location and time of game.
- Team colors (home team must change if there is a color conflict)
Responsibilities of Both Teams
Both teams are responsible for the following:
- Provide a game roster (2 copies) with jersey numbers to the referee prior to the start of game.
- Provide player (membership) cards to the referee.
- Report your scores promptly through the SSUL website by the Monday following the match.
- Teams must report the game score in the Affinity league tools and as directed by the SSUL Administrator. Refer to guidance above.
- If a game was not played as scheduled for any reason, this information must be reported to the SSUL Administrator via Affinity.
- If a game was abandoned, this information must be reported to the association representative and SSUL Administrator.
Refer to the SSUL Rules, 1.17 Disciplinary.
Sideline Responsible Behavior
Coaches are held responsible for the behavior of the coaches, parents, players, and fans. Referees have the authority to dismiss a coach from a match if the behavior from the sideline is irresponsible or unacceptable. There's no good reason to hassle or yell at the referees, regardless the call or non-call - vent your frustration and counsel your sidelines to express themselves in a positive and supportive manner.
The SSUL supports its referees and has a ZERO TOLERANCE for situations of referee abuse and will result in disciplinary action. Remember, it's a game for the kids so set a positive example.
Refer to SSUL Rules (Section 1.11 Coaching/Sideline Conduct) for more information.
Other Rules to Remember
Earrings are not allowed, no exceptions. Players will be asked to leave the field should they be caught wearing an earring.
Dogs: Many of the fields also have city or county ordinances prohibiting dogs on the sports fields. WSSC does not allow dogs at West Seattle fields.
All Volunteers MUST complete and maintain Intro to Safety and SafeSport certification, and Risk Management Application (RMA).