Date:Thu, 6 Apr 2000 17:42:19 -0700
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From:Steven Ryono <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: Pre-game Instructions to players & AR's
I give a very simple pre game to U14's and above. " If you came to play you
will decide the outcome of this game. " If you did not we ( ref team ) will
decide who wins the game . The choice is yours.
----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Swazey <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: Pre-game Instructions to players & AR's
> How do you check their equipment?
> Roy Swazey
> At 09:33 AM 4/6/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >With respect, I don't think the players need any pregame instructions. I
> >talk to the players, casually before the match as a way of sizing them up
> >while they size me up (that's an odd expression, isn't it?). I never
> >up the teams, either. I make certain that the coaches know of any
> >extenuating circumstances or special rules of competition. Other than
> >I present a friendly, approachable demeanor, smile and greet the
> >participants. I may make a few comments at the coin toss but nothing
> >"pregame instructions".
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Mike Murphy" <[log in to unmask]>
> >To: <[log in to unmask]>
> >Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 9:13 AM
> >Subject: Pre-game Instructions to players & AR's
> >> I'd like to get some input on pregame instructions to the players that
> >> gievn during the check in time at a youth game (U9-14). These are the
> >> instructions that I go over after checking equipment and game passes:
> >> 1) How substitutions should be made (Halfline, etc)
> >> 2) Remind them that this is a sporting contest, not a war so I will not
> >> tolerate foul play or violations of the Laws of the
> >> 3) Show then the signal for an Indirect Kick so that there will be no
> >> confusion on the field if it is called.
> >> 4) Ask if the have any questions
> >> 5) I conduct the entire process with a smile and friendly attitude.
> >> Any suggestions from the list on other things that should be covered?
> >> These are the pregame instructions that I give to my (mostly youth)
> >> 1) Which diagonal I run and where I would like them stationed.
> >> 2) How we handle offsides and foul communications.
> >> 3) Substitution procedures.
> >> 4) Their positioning on corner, goal and penalty kicks.
> >> 5) Synchronize watches and make sure they have there's running.
> >> 6) How to handle aftergame duties.
> >> 7) Assign (or handle myself) checking the goal nets and the field
> >> Am I missing anything?
> >> Mad Dog
> >> Perrysburg, Ohio