Parent Information

Here you will find documentation and links to other website containing
important information for St. Marys Soccer Association parents.

SMSA parents imageTeam Parents

Each team will be assigned a Team Parent. The Individual will be responsible for some of the organizational aspects of the season. They will create a snack/drink schedule for the games and help organize the distribution and collection of fund raising activities. The Team Parent is there so that the coaches can focus on the players and their skills development.

Pictures

Soccer pictures are taken in the Fall Season. Picture forms will be distributed a few weeks before the date, along with the schedule of the shoot. Please be early and have your children dressed in their uniforms.

Other photos may be taken during games or practice. These may be posted to gallery section of this website. (Please be certain to sign the photo release on your child's registration form.)

Codes of Conduct Forms for Players and Parents

The Codes of Conduct apply at all soccer facilities, practice areas, and to away games where the coach, team, and parents are representing the St. Marys Soccer Association. The Player Code of Conduct must be agreed to and signed by the player and the Parent Code of Conduct must be agreed to and signed by the parent(s)/guardian(s)
SMSA Codes of Conduct for Players and Parents
SMSA Codes of Conduct for Players and Parents

Volunteer Screening Program (VSP)
For the Soccer Association for Youth, USA

The SAY Volunteer Screening program consists of two very distinct procedures. They are designed to work in conjunction with one another to ensure a safe, healthy soccer experience for players and volunteers alike.

STEP 1: The first portion of the SAY VSP program is the “TIMES TWO” Policy.

"Times Two Policy"
           All SAYAreas will require no less than two adults (suggested as unrelated), per team, to be present at all team functions such as games, practices,
          picnics, etc. No Exceptions!

NOTE:
1. The adults assigned can be a combination of coaches, parents, board members, etc.
2. While the focus of this policy is the child it also provides protection for the volunteers in case of misunderstandings.
3. It is important that your area review your policy on car-pooling. SAY National has for a long time recommended that volunteers not provide
transportation for non-family members. This was more of an insurance issue but now has implications in regards to the intent of the "Times Two"
policy.
IMPORTANT! Failure to implement the "Times Two" program may adversely impact your areas liability insurance coverage.

STEP 2: The second portion of the SAY National VSP is the Volunteer Screening application and background checks.

More information about the SAY Risk Management program can be found at their website: http://www.saysoccer.org/risk.aspx
The SAY Volunteer Application can be downloaded below.
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SAY Volunteer Application

Player's Attire and Parental Responsibilities

• Shin guards are required for all practices and games. The shin guards must be completely covered by socks.
• No jewelry is permitted on the field of play.
• Please bring water or something suitable for your child to drink at all practices and games.
• You are responsible for transporting your child to and from all practices and games.

Consent for Emergency Treatment

We need you to complete and return the Consent for Emergency Treatment Form prior to the start of practices. Your child's team coach will supply you with a form prior to the start of the season. Alternately, you can download this form below.
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Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment

Scheduled Practices

All practices will be held at the St. Marys Soccer Fields, located near the St. Marys airport. You are responsible for transporting your child and please be present during practices and games. If any practices or games have to be cancelled, your child's coach will contact you by phone ASAP. If you know that you child cannot attend a game or practice, please notify his or her coach in advance.

Note: Referees make the final call for cancellations. Please, do not assume that a game is cancelled due to bad weather.

News & Events

Fall 2018 Registration has begun. Please go to the Register page and sign up today!

Registration deadline is July 15th, 2018.