Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 19, 2017 2:10:30 GMT
Peter Kraljic Jr
My parent meeting is my second official team meeting. My first meeting is when I introduce myself and the coaching staff to the team and go over the expectations for the new season and set up a date the following week for a parent meeting. At the parent meeting I have all assistant coaches present, the athletic director, and all of the players and their parents or guardians.
I start off the meeting with an introduction of the coaching staff and give a brief background of each coach. Following the introductions I provide the information for the Google Classroom and Remind App to keep all parents and players connected with announcements and forms needed for the season. I also provide my cell phone number and email. I let each player and parent know that if they ever need to contact me to please call me and if I don’t answer to leave a message and I will get back to them as soon as possible.
Following the introductions and contact information I hand out the summer schedule and fundraiser dates/events to everyone. Its important to make sure everyone is on the same page for the schedule and for when parents want to set up vacations during the summer that they make sure its not during camp or interfering with a particular fundraiser we have going on. The schedule will also consist of all of our practice dates and times throughout the summer and the weight room times, but are subject to change.
After going over the summer schedule I will hand out the physical packets needed for each player and the dates they all need to get a new physical by or they will not be allowed to play football or even lift in the weight room. I try to make it a point to stress the importance of getting their physicals in because of the heat acclimation procedure now each player needs to go through at least 6 practices before they can play in a scrimmage or game.
The last portion of the meeting is going over the team rules and handing out a contract for each player/parent to sign. The contract consists of all the team rules and what will happen if a player breaks one of those rules. The contract also includes proper classroom behavior and parent behavior for throughout the season. For a player they are students first and if they do not keep their grades up to par they will not be allowed to play and will be suspended from the team until their grades improve. Its also important for the parents to understand that they are not one of the coaches and they have any issues with anything to please contact me personally and we will set up a face to face meeting to discuss any issues. Lastly, I close with questions from the parents and ask them if they want to discuss anything with me personally to please wait until after the meeting or we will set something up for another day.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 19, 2017 3:11:30 GMT
Parent meetings are essential because not all players relay the message home. I would also like to emphasis how we are here to help the kids and this is all about them. We will be a family and will do what is best for the team as a whole. The first thing I would like to do at the parent meeting is introduce myself along with the rest of the coaching staff. I will then pass out the "Athletic Policy Manual" for all Anderson District One athletes. As a group, we will go through these guidelines. It covers a wide variety of topics so I will highlight them and give a brief description. The parents will then be expected to take it home, read it, and sign the back page to turn back in. This lets us know they have read it and understand all the policies.
I will then discuss the expectations of athletes. Behavior, discipline, attendance, and academics will be discussed to ensure the parents are aware of the expectations of all off the field actions. We will then discuss on the field actions such as playing time, sportsmanship, and language. I want all parent to be aware of the expectations of their child at all times to be a successful member of the football team.
Next on the agenda will be parent support and interaction and support. We will get email addresses for all the parents and recruit volunteers to help as necessary. This could be anywhere from serving pre-game meal to helping work the concessions. If a parent wants to be involved and help the team, this is the way they can contribute. We will then discuss the complaint system. This requires a parent asking for a meeting with their child's position coach. If a solution can't be agreed upon, it will move to the head coach. From there, the parent can go to the athletic director or principal if they are still not happy with the results. Under no circumstance is a parent allowed to approach or "corner" a coach before of after practice and before or after a game unless the meeting was scheduled.
I will then talk about the money each athlete is required to pay. All athletes are required to purchase athletic insurance. This is mandated by the state. I will then discuss pre-game meals. Each athletes is asked to pay $40 for the entire season for pre-game meals.
The last topic is used to end the meeting on a positive note. I will discuss my goals, expectations, and vision for the upcoming season. I will thank the parents in advance for all of the sacrifice they will endure to allow their child to play football. I will ensure that each and every parent feels my excitement and gratitude for their child playing football. My phone number and email will be posted for all parents to receive my contact information. I will encourage them to stay positive during the season, especially with their child. If any major issues arise that the coaches would benefit from knowing, please do not hesitate to contact me.