Watching the game is fun, but it’s best if there are fewer coaches giving advice from the bench. For this reason we recommend that no more than 2 or 3 coaches be on the team-side of the field during games, and the rest of the parents and coaches join the audience on the other side of the field. In the travel leagues, many referees will strictly enforce this rule.
Leaving children at the field: Woodstock Soccer is not a drop-off sport, and a parent or guardian is expected to be at the field for each child. There is always the risk of injury, or of a child falling ill, and there must be someone to care for the player in these events. However much we say this, there are always parents who drop their children and leave. It’s the responsibility of the coach to make sure that no children are left alone at the field at the end of practice or the end of the game.
It’s the responsibility of the last coaches who leave the field to make sure the sheds and bathroom are locked up. All coaches should have a set of keys, and if you don’t, please ask a board member for a set. If practice is over and there are still people at the field, but most people are leaving, please check the bathroom and sheds and lock them or make sure that someone else is intending to take care of this. But in doing so, please make sure you are not leaving balls on the field.