Home Game Responsibility

As a reminder, it is the responsibility of each team’s head coach to properly set-up the home field if they have our club’s first game on that field and break down the home field if they have our club’s final game on that field each Sunday. When a team fails to follow these procedures, it affects all the teams (home and away) that have matches on the field that day, and can affect the safety of players and portrays our club in a negative way to our competitors to the league (the WYSL). Also, we are guests on every single field we play on and need to remember it is a privilege and not our right. Coaches are also reminded that dogs are not allowed on any of the fields we play or train on and must nicely ask anyone who brings their canine to one of our fields that they must remove Fido from the field immediately.

BEFORE THE GAME: Proper set-up of a home field includes the following:

1. Bringing proper corner flags to your home field which are stored inside the Club’s lockbox at HHS (box should remain locked at all times).

  • All coaches (Head and Assistants) should have keys to the lock box.
     
  • If you do not have a key to the HHS lockbox, contact me and I will get you a key.
     
  • Notes on Corner flags: There are 2 types of corner flags in our lock box – GRASS ones and TURF ones
     
  • GRASS CORNER FLAGS - There are about 20+ Grass corner flags which are used for our grass fields (Feeley, LMK, Holy Child Grass, HHS baseball field etc). They have a steel base at the bottom to allow us to dig them into the grass surface.
     
  • TURF CORNER FLAGS - We have 8 Turf flags (for use at the 2 turf fields- HHS turf and Holy Child Turf) which just have plastic at the bottom and go into the 8 round black bases that we have in our lock box.
     
  • We have marked all of our flags with “HYSC” in black sharpie to indicate which flags are HYSC flags.
     
  • Please note that when playing at Holy Child Turf field, Holy Child also has a set of their own turf flags. Sometimes all 4 Holy Child Flags are already up and ready, sometimes they are not. Do not assume that Holy Child will always have their flags ready, so if you are the 1st game at Holy Child turf field, bring 4 HYSC flags to be ready. If the Holy Child Flags are already up, then leave them up and return our 4 HYSC flags back to the lock box after your game.

2. Moving the proper-sized GOALS into place (it is recommended you get help for this from parents in advance of the start of the game) and securing the goals with HYSC SANDBAGS (4 sandbags per goal – 8 sandbags per field)

  • Note on Sandbags – each goal should have 4 sandbags per goal – 2 on the back post and 1 on each side to help anchor the goals in place.
     
  • Important note for games at Feeley Field – if you are the 1st game of the day on that field, you need to unlock the goals from the fence and move the goals into place. If you are the last game of the day on Feeley field, you need to move the goals off the field, back to the fence and lock the goals.
     
  • If you do not have a key for the goals, contact me and I will get you a key.

3. Making sure other field equipment like stands and spectators, are moved far enough away from the goal/touch lines as to not interfere with play.

 

AFTER THE GAME: Proper break-down of home field includes the following:

1. Collecting the corner flags and returning them to the Club’s lockbox at HHS (flags must be placed inside the box and not left outside the box and box must be locked)

  • Notes on Corner flags: There are 2 types of corner flags in our lock box – GRASS ones and TURF ones
     
  • There are about 20+ Grass corner flags which are used for our grass fields (Feeley, LMK, Holy Child Grass, HHS baseball field etc). They have a steel base at the bottom to allow us to dig them into the grass surface.
     
  • We have 8 Turf flags (for use at the 2 turf fields- HHS turf and Holy Child Turf) which just have plastic at the bottom and go into the 8 round black bases that we have in our lock box.
     
  • We have marked all of our flags with “HYSC” in black sharpie to indicate which flags are HYSC flags.
     
  • Please note that when playing at Holy Child Turf field, Holy Child also has a set of their own turf flags. Sometimes all 4 Holy Child Flags are already up and ready, sometimes they are not. Do not assume that Holy Child will always have their flags ready, so if you are the 1st game at Holy Child turf field, bring 4 HYSC flags to be ready. If the Holy Child Flags are already up, then leave them up and return our 4 HYSC flags back to the lock box after your game.

2. Returning the goals to their proper storage area along with the sandbags

3. Making sure both sidelines (players sidelines and parents sidelines) have been cleaned up by collecting and discarding any garbage and holding on to any clothing /equipment left behind.

 

Failure to abide by these rules will result in a $100 fine to the team and repeat offenders will have their coaching pass pulled by the Club.

Thank you in advance to all of you that already do this every week. These best practices make the experience of every child a better one.

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