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Coach & Team Manager Email 8-8-2013

posted Aug 8, 2013, 1:03 PM by Rice Lake   [ updated Apr 16, 2015, 10:43 AM by Unknown user ]
Good afternoon Soccer Coaches and Team Managers; 

A couple updates - get comfy.

Schedules are now on the website and the website is also working - two awesome things!  What you see is actually our temporary (new potential) site that is still being developed in place of our old site that we can't load back up. On the site are ALL Schedules, ALL Teams and their players, Field Assignments, etc. These items can all be opened in a new window, saved as an excel file, and viewed in whole if you choose by selecting the document. 

Schedules. I have included your schedules in this email for assistance; however, all team managers will need to stop by Soccer Central (white trailer) on the first night of practice and pickup their Michelin forms and their printed game schedules for their players.  Please point out to your players that some Michelin forms are good at Pomp's Tire Service and some are good at Farm and Fleet both of Rice Lake.  They will need to go to the right location.  This is for a free ball and discounts on tires.  No purchase necessary for the free ball.  If your player doesn't want the ball the association would be happy to take the ball in on donation.  All tires purchased with this discount includes a payback to the association so it is a double bonus promotion if you need new tires! 

Contacting Players.  I am still getting some calls and emails from players that are unsure what teams they are on and when the first night of practice is.  If you could try to make one more attempt to connect with your parents that would be great.  This will help to ensure they do know when to be there and what to wear.  Typically this is done by the team manager, but coaches and assistant coaches should all communicate to find out who is doing this.  

Folders & Rosters.  If you didn't get your folder Ken ( would like to connect with you.  Please contact him back so that he can get you your folder.  I emailed all the rosters out so you should have that to contact players.  If you didn't get a roster and need one reply to this email your team name and I will send again.  

Coaching Clinic.  We did not have enough coaches to hold a clinic, but all coaches are supposed to be certified and registered.  I have discussed this with state (WYSA).  We came to this agreement.  All coaches MUST be registered online to coach.  I can wave the clinic portion until our next clinic in the Spring if you are unable to make it to a clinic outside of Rice Lake before season starts.  Click here to see clinics available.  If you need help with activities with your kids just let Ken or I know we would love to help you out if you need it.  We also have books and videos at Soccer Central you can check out. 

Registering Online - REQUIRED. Register online and get your coaching card by going to:  Select Risk Management and continue by logging in.  If you haven't logged in prior you need to create a username and password.  You can attach yourself to your family members in this window, etc. You will be completing a background check by providing your information and you will order your coaches card - to complete this process you have to upload a photo of yourself.  If you are charged for the card simply print the receipt and give it to a board member with your mailing address and we will reimburse you.  

Renewal. Have you been a coach for more than two years?  You must go through the process above, but simply go through as a renewal.  You most likely didn't upload a file in the past, but you will have to this time to complete the process.  Again, if you are charged for the card simply print the receipt and give it to a board member with your mailing address and we will reimburse you.  

Why Register? As an association that is in contact with minors you MUST go through this process or you CANNOT be on the field.  Please understand this is a process required for the protection of our children. I hope you all understand and work to comply with this request right away.   If you have questions and need help getting through this - call me or a board member.  We can help, we have all done it.  If you don't have access to a computer and only use your phone for these emails I can meet you - just call me.  I cannot stress this one enough as you can tell.  

Coaches Concussion Form. This is in your folder.  Each coach needs to sign this and return to Soccer Central.  If no one is in the trailer just lay on the desk and I will retrieve for the files.  

I think that wraps this one up.  If you have questions or concerns please let us know.  We really appreciate all that you do.  RLSA is an association made up on 100% volunteers and we couldn't do any of this without you. I can't say THANK YOU enough!! 

Thank you, 


​ This message will also be posted on the coaches announcements page for reference. 

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