Parent Coach Club Communication Guidelines
- Practice and tournament schedule
- Schedule changes by team
- Other team-specific news/updates
- Philosophy of the coach
- Expectations the coach has for your daughter as well as the other players on the team
- Try out dates
- Player development model
- Club expectations
- Club-wide camps and clinics
- Club-wide field closures
- Other club-wide news
Appropriate concerns to discuss with coaches
- Advice for how to help your daughter improve.
- Concerns about your daughter’s behavior, progress, or other issue affecting her lacrosse.
- The mental or physical treatment of your daughter.
Concerns not appropriate to discuss with coaches
- Playing time
- Team strategy
- Play calling
- Other athletes
Setting up a meeting with coach and parent
There may be situations that require a discussion between the coach and parent. These are encouraged. When these meetings are necessary, please follow the procedure below to help produce a resolution so that everyone feels satisfied.
- First, have your daughter speak with the coach. If the issue has not been resolved, the parent should make an appointment to meet with the coach.
- Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach.
- If the meeting with the coach did not resolve the issue, parents are always welcome to set up an appointment with Jenna Ries, MC Elite’s Executive Director.
- Additional guidelines
- Realize that as parents you represent MC Elite.
- Parents are asked to please not attend practice.
- Recognize that good sportsmanship is more important than victory by approving and applauding good team play, individual skill, and outstanding examples of sportsmanship and fair play exhibited by either team.
- Recognize that since the primary purpose of club lacrosse is to promote player development through athleticism, individual skills, and developing a team-oriented understanding of the game, whether a team wins or loses is of secondary importance.
- Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
- Respect the judgment and integrity of the officials, realizing that their decisions are based upon game conditions as they observe them.
- Please don’t gossip. It only hurts the players, program, and families!