Post by Coach Campbell on Sept 15, 2017 3:15:24 GMT
We break up our parent meetings by grade, because each grade has different topics to cover. We have four 30 minute meetings starting with the freshman. This meeting is the most important as the students are brand new to the HS and there are different expectations then they are used to in youth football. We start out with a player-parent handbook presentation detailing all our visions, missions, expectations, policies, rules, and timelines of the season. We let the parents know that the line of communication is always open, however we ask that the athlete comes to us first before a parent reaches out. We also let them know that playing high school sports is a privilege and not a right, meaning any unwanted behaviors on or off the field can affect their ability to stay on the team. We usually end the meetings with the booster club presentation talking about parent volunteers to ensure the team has everything they need throughout the season. We ask parents to either volunteer their time, money, or donate food/drinks. After both the coach and booster presentations are finished we answer any questions parents might have. Breaking the parent meeting up into four separate meetings allow these meetings to run much smoother with the smaller groups. It is also a chance for parents to get to know each other as they will most likely spend the next four years together
Post by Coach Campbell on Sept 15, 2017 3:23:03 GMT
I hold two parent meetings per calendar year for our upper levels; one in the spring and one in the fall.
The Spring Meeting:
I invite the parents out to watch a spring practice and I hold a short meeting afterward. Topics discussed are, summer calendar, summer fund raising, volunteer work, fall parent meeting date and time, any changes to the game schedule, first day of fall camp, and introductions of any new coaches I may pick up in the winter. This technically is the second of the two meetings for the parents, having a kid who is either moving up from freshman to jv, jv to varsity, or a returning varsity letterman, and having already attended the previous fall meeting.
The Fall Meeting:
I hold this one a couple of weeks after we start in the fall. It is more detailed and I cover a lot of topics; volunteering, fund raising for fall, meals, end of the year banquet, in-season practice schedule, media, contact information, coaches introductions, mission, vision, values, goals, general rules, eligibility, glimpse of off-season, etc. Then I get into the parent packet. The topics discussed in the parent packet are; PARENT EXPECTATIONS (Keeping athletics in perspective, how to support their son as a student athlete, support of the program, communication with coaches, what we encourage/discourage in communications, communication procedure, game night, and problem resolution).
The Freshman meeting includes not only my freshman staff, but school counselors and our freshman intake specialists who help provide tools for the kids and their parents to use when coming from middle school into high school. Parents are given the same information I give in the fall meetings as well.
Post by Coach Campbell on Sept 15, 2017 3:26:19 GMT
The initial pre season parent meeting should be as efficient as possible highlighting the key events and expectations for the season. The parent meeting will have the following structure:
1. Introduction of the head coach.
2. Introduction of the assistant coaches and specifically what position they will be coaching.
3. Introduction of support staff.
4. Introduction of the booster club.
5. The expectations of the players.
6. The importance of communication and the ways in which a player/parent can communicate with a coach.
7. Core values of the program and a one sentence description of those values.
8. A full year calendar should be provided to everyone and a detailed discussion of the calendar should follow.
9. Within the calendar a list of important dates: physicals, paperwork due dates, money for spirit pack, fund raising description and dates, and a detailed practice schedule with an emphasis that football players do not miss practice days.
10. A HUDL information form should be passed along to any athletes that are not yet on HUDL.
The key to the meeting will be a well thought out yearly schedule that details the major events starting the next day. This yearly schedule will be used as a guide for the meeting.
Post by Coach Campbell on Sept 15, 2017 3:28:32 GMT
The pre-season parent meeting is a vital time for our program. Our teams holds our first parent meeting after the school year ends and right before our summer program starts. This is the first meeting of the new football year. This meeting is a way for us to introduce our coaching staff from all levels. This meeting is for all levels of our program. We talk about our expectation and what we expect back from our players. We also talk about how the parents can get involved with our program including booster club, snack bar duty, and sponsorships. After this meeting, we have 3 more meetings. The first is just for all freshman player and coaches. The second is a parent only meeting with the head coach and booster club parents. And the last one is a coach and player meeting. The first meeting for the freshman give them an opportunity to ask questions about the transition to high school. Since they are also on their own for most of the season, it is important for them to meet on their own to get their team in order. The second meeting if for the booster club and head coach, which is important to our program. This meeting is for going over parent volunteering, fund raising and purchases for our team. This is a budget meeting for the booster club as well as scheduling for Friday night events and all other volunteering events. The final meeting is for JV and Varsity player and coaches only. We go more in depth about what goals we have for our team. We also go over team rules and ethics for our boys. We talk about what the practice schedule will look like for the upcoming year and go over expectations we have for them. We also get all of our players set up on hudl and teach them how to use the program.
Post by Coach Campbell on Sept 15, 2017 3:45:11 GMT
My Pre-season parent meetings are very energetic and informative. I start off my parent meeting by introducing myself and my coaching staff. I feel that is very important because it gives parents an opportunity to put a face to a name. After introductions I give all the parents my contact information (school e-mail and numbers when I can be reached during what hours). Next I hand out a informative schedule of what practices prior to the start of school in relation to when school starts. We also go over game week schedules as it relates to home and away contests. I then talk about the importance of communication among the coaching staff, athletes, and parents. We talk about illegibility expectations the school has as well as the program and the goal of the Trojan football program has both on and off the field as young adults.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 19, 2018 3:48:30 GMT
Frank Pantaleo Parent Meeting
Players and parents are asked to attend two separate meetings. The first meeting is the March Sign-Up before any pre-season work begins. The second meeting will in August prior to the start of the season.
Welcome and Introductions
Players and parents are introduced to myself, other coaches, and are provided with some background information about the assistant coaches and history of the program.
This will provide parents and players with my overall Philosophy and vision for the program….
Expectations for the Payers and Parents:
There will be a detailed conversation about team expectations: Time commitment, player conduct on and off the field will be discussed. The players and parents need to be completely clear about what is expected of them when becoming a member of the team. This will include how parents should behave in the stands at the games. Parents are there to show their support for their sons as well as the team. They are not there to criticize referees and coaches.
Practice and Schedule:
It is imperative to attend practice throughout the year and all missed practices will need a worthy excuse cleared by the the head coach. We feel that our players should understand that being part of a team is a commitment that should be taken serious. Coaches and teammates rely on that commitment.
The off-season is a crucial time for development and preparation both physically and mentally. Our players will have off-season requirements and parents will be made aware of the off-season schedule. Participating in other sports and greatly encouraged. Our work out and conditioning program is discussed as well as 7 on 7 tournaments and recommended camps to attend.
School Attendance: From the BHHS Hand Book
It’s very important that parents and players clearly understand the attendance policy at BHHS for student athletes. This will give parents an opportunity to ask questions. I will highlight the protocol as far as missing school as well as arriving late to school during the week and how that can affect their playing time on gameday.
Academic Eligibility: From BHHS Hand Book
The concept of student-athlete is one that will be consistently referenced throughout the season. Each player will be introduced to the academic eligibility policy for BHHS. Parents will have the opportunity to explore the handbook and read the policy. If coaches, parents, and players are on the same page when it comes to academics, there will be less of a chance of ineligibility.
Guidelines for travel to and from away games will be discussed during this portion of the meeting. Parents will be reminded that the players safety is always of the utmost importance in regards to travel with the team.
Parent involvement and volunteering is a huge part of the success of the team. This portion of the meeting will focus on who is interested in volunteering throughout the season.
Players and parents will be asked to join REMIND101 so that messages and notifications can be pushed out easily. All parents will be given my phone number and email address for contact at any point throughout the season. As a teacher in the school, parents will also get my office extension and office hours to meet after or before school.
Forms of communication with parents and players will be discussed. (Remind 101, Hudl, social media) This forum for communication is used for general football information (practice times, team dinners etc.) NOT for any issues a parent or player may have.
Procedure for Discussing a Concern with a Coach:
Communication should come first between the player and the coach. Let your sons grow up; encourage him to talk to the coaching staff. We do our best to give each player a reasonable amount of playing time. Decisions right or wrong, are made to put the best product on the field.
If a conference is needed between the coach and parent; proper procedure should be to call to set up an appointment with the coach.Parents should never come up to the coaching staff after a game to discuss playing time. If he or she wants to discuss this matter we can talk at a later date. Emotions are high after a win or loss. Cooler heads will prevail.