NEW! November 9 Directors Update

Olympic Player Development Program (ODP) Success for our 2003 & 2004 PSC Girls

Congratulations to the following players that made past the 1st round of ODP Oct 28, 2018.  Good luck in the upcoming rounds! 

  • Jordan King
  • Cailey Katz
  • Ava Trachtenberg
  • Madison Micioni
  • Harlee Shoaff
  • Bailey Sweginnis

PSC teams had a successful Pre-Thanksgiving Tournament November 3-4, 2018!  Congratulations to all of our teams who participated.

  • 2007 Boys White Champions
  • 2008 Boys White- Finalists
  • 2009 Girls Red- Finalists
  • 2009 Girls White- Finalists
  • 2007 Girls- Finalists
  • 2006 Girls Finalists
2009 Girls White Finalists 2009 Girls Red Finalists

 

2006 Girls Finalists 2007 Boys White CHAMPIONS

 

2007 Girls Finalists

 

 


The City of Parkland will be recognizing the PSC teams on recent successes, at tournaments that took place earlier this season, at the Commission Meeting on November 28th.  All players on the teams listed below should wear White PSC uniforms.  

Please have the players arrive at 6:30 pm at City Hall- the meeting begins at 7:00 pm.   

  • 2009 Boys Red:  Champions United Soccer Cup
  • 2008 Boys Red: Champions United Soccer Cup & Champions Brevard Soccer Tournament
  • 2007 Boys White: Champions United Soccer Cup
  • 2008 Boys White: Finalists United Soccer Cup
  • 2008 Girls Red: Finalists United Soccer Cup
  • 2009 Girls Red: Finalists United Soccer Cup
  • 2003 Boys Red: Champions Disney Soccer Showcase

Congratulations to the players and coaches!

 


South Florida United Youth Soccer League

League Schedules are posted at www.sfuysa.com and should also be in Team Snap.

 


Uniforms

All players are required to wear this years PSC uniform.  The Travel Leadership Committee has reported that players are wearing last years uniforms and that they need to purchase new gears by mid-November. 

 


Training

Effective Monday, November 12th training will be at Pine Trails Park on Monday, November 12 at your regularly scheduled time. We will email your team manager your new field number.  

 


Games

Games will begin at Pine Trails Park on Friday, Nov. 9th.

 


Speed & Agility (S&A)  and Club Skills dates are listed below.

 

U9 - U10 from total time: 5:15 pm -6:30 pm Field TBA

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Arrive at 5:15 pm) 

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm 

November 12,  November 19

 

U11-U12 from total time: 5:45-7:00 pm Field TBA

6:00-6:30 pm (Arrive at 5:45 pm) 

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

November 12, November 19

 

U13-U14 will do Speed & Agility Wednesday’s from 7:00 pm- 7:45 pm- Field TBA

Return to coach and field to train

November 14

 

U15- U18 will do Speed & Agility Wednesday 7:00 pm -7:45 pm- Field TBA 

Return to coach and field to train; if your team does not have regular training your player will be done after agility. 

November 14

 


Parents Education Night:

Location: Pine Trails Park

Date: November 13

U9-U10 from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

U11-U13 from 6:30 pm -7:15 pm 

U14 & Up from 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

 


Holiday Break Dates: 

There will be no training on the following dates:

Nov.  22, 23, 24, 25, 2018

Dec. 24 - Jan. 4- Regular training resumes on Jan. 7, 2019

 


Oh no, a Crazy Soccer Parent has infiltrated the sidelines and is ruining it for you Non-Crazy Soccer Parents!  

Gone are the relatively calm youth soccer games of last season where you sit comfortably in your chair and take in the “beautiful game” with your emotional scale running at close to 50% – not too up, not too down. Now, stress is looming. If you hear the Crazy Soccer Parent scream one more time to the ref, or pull some unsuspecting parent standing close to them into a conversation about what the coach is doing wrong tactically, you think you may, by mistake of course, pretend trip and pour your Starbucks down their back!

You can’t just sit there covering your ears.  

 

It’s Time to Unite and Take Back the Sidelines, Parents!!! Here’s How:

6 Ways to Handle a Crazy Soccer Parent

 

1. Parents Unite! – Don’t Let them Have a Voice on the Team

This is an essential first step. I get it that you don’t want to be the gossip and start any major rifts between parents or come across like you are talking about someone behind their back. However, for the parents to Unite and be a voice of reason, you must start taking sides. Strength in numbers is how you unite.

 

Here are two possible scenarios:

Scenario 1. The Crazy Soccer Parent is standing with a group of parents and all the sudden starts talking about the tactical failures of the coach. Look sideways at a few of the other parents and give a little “he/she is making me insane” look with your eyes wide open and claim your side of the situation by walking away and bringing others along with you.

Scenario 2. Listening to the Crazy Soccer Parent in the distance while standing with some other parents? Something simple like: “This is going to be a long season having to listen to him/her all the time.” Or: “I think I may need to start standing down by the corner flag if this doesn’t stop” are usually good comments that get your point across to other parents. When you get a nod in return, you know they have joined the alliance.

This article takes a lighthearted approach to a very REAL PROBLEM.  Crazy Soccer Parents are negatively affecting the culture for coaches, parents and players.  Learn more about how you can help via this link:  

Parents are the Solution, Not the Problem: How to Fix Youth Soccer – Non-Crazy Soccer Parents Unite!

 

2. Avoid Being Near Them

In the chaos between games when the group of parents from the game before got up and out of the way and you put your chair down – did you lose track of your chair placement and mistakenly sit too close to the Crazy Soccer Parent? MOVE. Yep – It doesn’t matter how rude it seems. Take that chair of yours and plop it down in greener pastures. If that means you have to leave your favorite spot on the sidelines – so be it. You owe them absolutely no explanation. Just Move. Being within hearing distance of a crazy soccer parent is no way to spend your weekend.

Oh no, the Crazy Soccer Parent doesn’t sit down? They are the pacer on the sideline – walking behind everyone and poisoning anyone within earshot with their negative comments and screams? Bummer, that’s the worst. Solution – WALK AWAY. Literally – walk in the opposite direction of them…the entire game. The Crazy Soccer Parent must look up and realize they are talking to no one. No one can listen.

 

3. Make Sure the Coach is Aware of the Problem

If you have a Crazy Soccer Parent on the sidelines, chances are the coach is well aware of them. However, because of the distance between the bench and other sideline, the coach may not be aware of their sideline behavior during a game. It’s essential that you make the coach aware of it so it can be handled.

If it’s REALLY bad, encourage the coach to have a club administrator or Board Member come to a game to have a listen and step in if necessary.

 

4. Be Extra Nice to their Child

Obviously this goes without saying. The poor kid is already feeling horrible enough because they have a Crazy Soccer Parent to deal with. Take the rescuing approach. Yep, you read that right -Rescue the poor kid from the car ride home with a Crazy Soccer Parent!  If they are your child’s’ friend, invite them along for post-game Slurpees or ice cream. If it’s a long ride home after a game, invite them to hang with your child in your car and rejoice in a car filled with fun after a game instead of the potential play-by-play they have to deal with.

You can’t cross the line and talk to them about their parent, but you can model excellent behavior to give them a respite and a glimpse of a normal situation.

 

5. Stand Up to Them

So the whole avoiding thing only goes so far. At some point – if they cross the line – you must be ready to stand up to them. What is crossing the line? It’s easy. The moment this Crazy Soccer Parent talks to or complains loudly about ANY child on the field that is not their own – on either team – they have crossed the line.

YOU MUST STAND UP TO THEM.

Talking to or about another child is absolutely not acceptable.

What do you say? It’s not like you are going to reform them right there and then. They will most likely have a retort and it will most likely be uncomfortable. But talking to or about another child on the field is absolutely not acceptable and they need to know it.

A simple statement, in conjunction with direct and possibly awkward eye contact is called for: “You can’t talk to the players on the field that are not your own.” And then, walk away….

 

6. The Power of Passive Aggressive Statements

Sadly, there is no helping a Crazy Soccer Parent in the moment. In my experience, what works best? Passive Aggressive Statements.

Here are some good ones:

“Man, I don’t know how you make it through a game, you are so stressed all the time.”

“Geez, I think I need to move away from you, I am rather sure one of the parents from the other team is about to come punch you in the face, and I don’t want to be in the middle of a fight.”

“If I yelled like that, my child would quit playing or insist I never come to another game.”

“That definitely wasn’t off sides. Funny how two people can see such different things, hu?”

 

Fortunately, as more and more parents are being educated about the game and organizations like the Changing the Game Project, the Positive Coaching Alliance and SoccerParenting.com are starting to make a difference by educating clubs, coaches and parents – the Crazy Soccer Parent is losing their voice.

 

When a Crazy Soccer Parent does infiltrate your world…pass this article around to the Non-Crazy Parents without specific comment. They will all know whom it refers to. It will help you Non-Crazy Soccer Parents unite.

 

Non-Crazy Soccer Parents, Take Back Your Sidelines, UNITE!