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League Details

League Details

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Team Formation
Click for details: 'Team Formation'
Coaching
Each team will have a Professionally Certified Trainer who will serve as the Head Coach whose responsibilities (see Roles and Responsibilities Policy for cumulative list) include, but are not limited to, the following: 
 
  • Conduct training sessions
  • Coach during games
  • Complete player evaluations
  • Host team meetings during the seasonal year
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for parents regarding the communication of a potential grievance
  • Communicate with the team manager regarding practice & game schedules, tournaments, and other team-related activities.
*Thunder FC trainers typically coach more than one team, thus, conflicting game schedules may prevent the coach from attending a game. In these instances, Thunder FC will ensure another professional trainer is available to coach the game.
 
Team Manager
Typically fulfilled by a volunteer parent whose responsibilities include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Obtain a 'KidSafe Card' after successfully completing a background check
  • Communicate information to the team in a timely manner
  • Maintain the team calendar for use as primary source of scheduling
  • Ensure the team complies with expectations established by Thunder FC
Volunteers interested in serving in this role should communicate with the VP of Academy and/or team coach.
 
 
 
 
Games: 
Format & Playing Time

Format: Thunder FC fosters "small-sided games" which is a developmentally appropriate environment for young soccer players. Click here to learn more about this format.

Playing Time: Thunder FC has a 50% Play Rule requiring that each player be given the opportunity to play at least 50% of games at which they are present. 

   
Costs
   
Uniform Kit
Players should only use FC Thunder-approved uniforms, warm-ups, and back packs; modification to these items is prohibited.
Practice Kit
Click 'Registration' for cost details
Equipment
Parents are required to provide cleats, shin guards, and ball (see Game Format Chart for ball size). It is very important players bring a filled water container for all practices and games.
 
 
Safety
In advance of practices sessions and games, players are required to remove all jewelry (eg, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hard hair bands/clips), sunglasses (recommend using sport glasses, if needed, for medical prescriptions).
 
Considering the prohibition regarding earrings, parent should consider not having a child’s ears pierced in advance of the season such that the child is unable to remove them before practice sessions and games.
 
Players are prohibited from practicing or playing with casts of any type; player is required to provide a signed medical release from player’s doctor or legal guardian before returning for play.
 
Players who are bleeding or have blood on themselves or uniforms must be treated, cleaned, and change uniforms, if necessary, before returning to play.