Together we can make this a great experience for our kids
In respond to demand from parents we are using professional coaches to train our ABF kids: Shahin Akasi, Adriaan van Nieuwenkerk, Guy van Polanen en Joost de Gelder. But in order to keep the cost of the KNVB program affordable we need parents to volunteer for other tasks. To make it clear what this tasks are we have defined a number of roles.
Team Managers / Coaches / Assistant Coaches
This season we wish to emphasize that during the matches, if the professional coach is not present, only the Team Manager should "coach" during the match.
Conflicting instructions from the sideline from parents confuses the children and can be counter-productive.
All parents are asked to be positive by praising your team only.
Let the kids enjoy the game they play…
Team Parent (s)
Each team will need a team parent (s). The team parents' job is to take care of the team, so that the Coach (and the Team Manager) can concentrate on organizing the team on the field.
1. Communicate with the team during the week and let everyone know the date / time and location of the Saturday match.
2. Where and when to meet for away games, etc.
3. For home games:
Meet and greet the visiting team - show them to the locker rooms and tell them which field they are playing on.
For the D, C, B, and Men’s teams, complete the KNVB match form.
Make sure half-time drinks are available for the home and visiting teams (water / juice / oranges will be provided by the club, but need to be taken from the kitchen and placed on the fields or in the locker rooms during the half time break) .
If you have read this far take a moment to pat yourself on the back and keep reading...
KNVB Match Day Coordinator and Assistants
We need one person to take overall responsibility for organizing events at the ABF throughout the season on home match days, as well as 3 or 4 people to assist.
· Open the clubhouse 30 minutes before the first game is due to kick off.
· Allocate fields for each team (for everyone's information the field layout can be found at the ABF notice boards)
· Allocate the locker rooms for visiting teams, we now have 4 separate locker rooms with showers.
· Coordinate the fields / games on those weekends, when ASH will also be using the ABF fields.
· Make sure the kitchen is open 30 minutes before the first game and 30 minutes after the last.
· Make sure half-time drinks are available.
· Make sure that the appropriate goals and corner flags are in place on each field before kick-off.
Please volunteer to help with these activities.
Referees / Assistant Referees
For each team we need a couple of people who can referee home games. Obviously, you need some understanding of the rules of The Game - if you do, then please volunteer. We need the coaches on the sideline coaching - not refereeing. Alternatively, please let me know if you know of any older children, sibling or friends who could help here.
For the games of the D or higher teams, we also require an assistant referee (aka linesman) to run the ''line''. If we do not have a volunteer on the match day, the coach will assign someone to do this! So, it may be a good idea if you do not already know the basics, do a bit of homework and learn the offside rule (it's not that complicated!). Try this link for some basics