To avoid frustration and useless phone calls, a HOME match or training Session that is NOT cancelled is implicitly ON.
Players should be on the field 15 minutes SHARP before kick-off. If you arrive late, you will not be allowed to participate in the training session If you cannot make it, or you are going to be late, please inform your Trainer by SMS
KNVB Training Scheme
NOTE: You need normal soccer boots for the outdoor training, as well as shin guards
NOTE: Check for ABF Website Calendar for the latest updates and schedules.
The ABF Board encourages players to stay longer and play on the ABF fields after our training sessions. A number of rules and guidelines are to be observed, in order for such activities run smoothly along out other programmed activities.
a. No player or group of players should play on the ABF fields unattended/unsupervised by an adult. Additional practices are highly encouraged after the training session for the group, especially when supervised by the Team Manager (or Deputy). Additional practices are not to be considered a replacement of the training session for the group, but rather an opportunity for the Team Manager to observe and give advice to his team.
b. Field allocation for such Additional practices should not hinder other programmed activities. KNVB and Recreational Soccer Training, as well as Baseball matches or trainings, take precedence over Additional practices.
c. At the end of an Additional practice all material should be brought back to the Club House. Unattended clothes and shoes should be brought to the Lost and Found. Litter, especially plastic bottles, should be removed from the allocated fields.
d. concerning the ABF 1 (MEN) Training Sessions or kick-arounds: 1. Only ABF 1 players, who have paid their dues may participate. 2. Players should be 16 years old or older. 3. No KNVB player (senior or junior), who plays in a KNVB team of another club other than the ABF, is allowed to participate. 4. Friends, who would like to play along, have to become ABF "non playing" members first ("Senioren niet spelend"). 5. No kid younger than 16 may participate.
· Enjoy your soccer - have fun, but ...
· Behave appropriately - both during the matches and during training - Our players are representing the ABF and we (the club, the coaches and your parents) expect you to behave well, to listen to your coaches,respect your teammates and to behave in a sporting manner during the games.
· Respect The Game Officials.
· Play in the position you are asked to play - no complaints from either the player or the parents, please.
· Arrive on time, both for training and games (30 minutes before kick-off) - obviously, for the younger children you’ll need some help from your parents here - but you can make sure you have your kit (uniform), boots, shin guards clean and ready before you leave the house. Make it your responsibility to have these ready the night before the training or the match.
· At the end of training or the match, help collect the equipment and return it to the club house.
Respect the property of the Club.
· At the end of training sessions thank the coaches.
· Collect your trash - empty bottles etc should be removed from the field and placed in the trash bins.
Respect the environment.
· Play fairly and try your best at all times, during Trainings and during the matches, whether you are winning or losing.
Respect your opponents.
We will be appointing a team captain for each team.
· Prompt replies to any e-mail you receive from me, the coaches, or team Parents is essential and would be appreciated.
· Please, make sure we are using an e-mail address that you check regularly. Please, no e-mails/text messages sent on Friday night advising that your child is unavailable to play the next day - it's unfair on the coach and the rest of the team.
· Parents have been known to ground their kids for matches, thus punishing the whole team. Remember that this leaves the whole team hanging.
· Please, inform the Team Parent or Team Manager in advance, if you're unavailable to play on Saturday - usually by 17:00 of the Monday before the Saturday Game.
· Please help the coaches - moving equipment, goals, and corner flags at the end of the games. Do not leave the fields without thanking the coaches - this helps us know that all the players are leaving safely with their parent (s).
· You can also check the KNVB website yourself and find the ABF game schedules. Go to www.voetbal.nl,
Select "Clubs and Competitions" and then "Search Club”, type ABF and press enter and you will see The Game schedule for your team. You can also see the league standing at the site. You need to register on the website.
Suggestions- if you have a suggestion as to how we might improve the program, please let me know. Every season we receive numerous valuable suggestions as to how we can improve the ABF, but the most valuable ones are those that are accompanied by a volunteer willing to make it happen!
Complaints- if you're unhappy with some aspect of the team program, please talk to the coach first, and then the team manager, before you contact us.
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Men’s Team: ABF 1
The Men’s Team also needs
a Team Manager, and
a linesman for the games.
The ABF 1 should organize:
their own training(s) (after consultation with the ABF Board to check for availability of fields),
their own indoor trainings (arranging the facilities and paying the possible rent),
a referee for their home matches (finding an available qualified ref and paying his fees).
To avoid serious injuries, during the Men’s training no players from the kid’s teams are allowed.
In case of “Yellow Card” or “Red Card” shown during a KNVB game, the ABF 1 player responsible should pay the financial penalty to the ABF (the penalties are automatically debited by the KNVB from our Club’s account, so it is only fair for the perpetrator to pay back his dues).
the Disciplinary Committee
The Disciplinary KNVB Soccer Committee (Chairman: Alex Bank) at the ABF has been set as a body to discuss:
Lack of discipline by KNVB Players during Trainings and Games,
Lack of discipline from the part of Parents of KNVB players/members,
Further disciplinary measures, in case of “Yellow Card” or “Red Card” shown during a KNVB game.
Further to the disciplinary measures set by the KNVB itself, the DiscCom may punish a player with additional days away from the KNVB games and/or trainings.
Targets of the KNVB Program
May I kindly remind the new members of some targets set by the ABF Board and the Soccer Committee in connection with the guidelines for the KNVB program:
- Please, inform the Team Parent or Team Manager in advance, if you're unavailable to play on Saturday - usually by 17:00 of the Monday before the Saturday Game.
- Players should be at the field 30 minutes before kick-off, wearing shin guards, soccer boots and the ABF uniform, to warm-up and to discuss positions.
- Players should be at the field 15 minutes before kick-off of training, wearing shin guards and soccer boots.
- Attendance of the training sessions is very important to allow the players to improve their skills and to practice as a team.
- At the end of every Training or Match, please, put everything back in the Clubhouse storage Area.
Do not leave litter - especially plastic bottles - at the fields.