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Car Wash Help!

Posted by Kaitlyn Battiste at Aug 29, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

We are looking for parents who can volunteer a few hours of their time this Saturday, October 16.  This is a fundraiser run by the players, the coaches will stop in periodically, but are looking for the help of parents to keep the event as organized as possible.  If you can help, please contact Coach Battiste.

 Additionally, we will need to borrow 2 hoses for the event, towels, soap, buckets, sponges and signs.  If you have any of these materials, please contact Coach Battiste.

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Parent Meeting

Posted by Kaitlyn Battiste at Aug 23, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

For any of the parents who missed the meeting after the scrimmage on Tuesday, August 24, please ask your daughter if she picked up any of the missed papers.  Otherwise, please see the Handouts section of the website for anything you may have missed.  The papers distributed should include:

  • Agenda
  • Team Code
  • Transportation Permission Slips

Currently, the areas where we are searching for parental help is:

  • volunteers to organize the purchases and workers of the snack stand at Macclesfield
  • volunteers to help organize the banquet
  • volunteers to help with fundraisers

If you can help in any other areas, please contact Coach Battiste kbattiste@pennsbury.k12.pa.us

 

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UNO Night

Posted by Kaitlyn Battiste at Aug 21, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Monday, September 13 - Eat dinner at UNO's on Oxford Valley Road, or eat take out, show the Pennsbury Girls Soccer Coupon and 20% of your meal is sent to the Girls Soccer Program.  Please distribute coupons to family, friends, teachers, etc. 
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Posted by Kaitlyn Battiste at Aug 3, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
     This season we will be adding a new feature to our program.  Committing to a high school sport involves a large amount of effort and time.  It is not often that these efforts will be acknowledged outside of our own community.  Nonetheless, it is important to highlight those girls who make a difference.  Each week the coaches will select a player from the Varsity and JV program who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom, or in the community.  These players will earn a bio spot on the website describing how and when they excelled and will also receive a small prize.  Please check back to hear about these amazing athletes!
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Posted by Kaitlyn Battiste at Aug 3, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Parents: thank you for your cooperation and support in the preparation, transportation, and motivation provided to your daughters everyday they step onto the field. 

We are always looking for support from our parents in a variety of different avenues.  If you are ever available to help with fundraising, Macclesfield events, or the coordination of the banquet, please contact Coach Battiste.

 Furthermore, if you ever need additional support from the coaching staff, please contact us.  Thank you!

Parent/Coach Communication: 

Communication you should expect from your child's coach:

  • Expectations the coach has for your child as well as all the players on the squad.
  • Locations and times of all practices and contests
  • Team requirements: practices, equpiment, conditioning, fundraisers, etc.
  • Discipline that may result in the denial of your child's participation.   

Communication coaches expect from parents:

  • Concerns expressed directly to the coach
  • Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance

Parents play such a prominent role in the success or failure of each player's experience.  It is important to understand that there may be times when things do not go the way you or your child wishes.  The coaches recognize that parents want the best for their daughters.  To that end, the coaches request that the parents recognize that each player is one of many that comprise the team and parents should appreciate that coaching decisions are made with the best interests of the team, and its players, in mind.  Should a concern arise, the hope is that parents will first look at the situation from the standpoint of the entire team in an effort to gain a proper perspective, and give plenty of time to draw logical conclusions. 

If, after this approach, the situation is still viewed as a problem, please ecourage your child to speak directly with the coach.  Many times the matter can be taken care of at that time.  It is the head coach's strong opinion that high school players are mature enough to handle these challenges themselves.  Many issues concern playing time, starting vs. not starting, or position.  On these issues, let the player work through the difficult times; let the player talk to the coach about finding solutions; let the player resolve to understand the situation and try to fix it.  The individual who is most involved is the player; she should not be removed from the equation.

Finally, if you have concerns regarding the treatment of your child, ways to help your child improve, or concerns about your child's behavior, the parent should seek out the coach at a reasonable time.  Just before, during and just after a game or practice is not a reasonable time to seek out a coach, and such attempts to meet will be respectfully denied.  The head coach will make time for any parent whose approach is respectful and solution-oriented.  Heated, accusatory, demanding or spur-of-the-moment approaches are unproductive and are likely to be met with resistance.