How to Start a School Soccer Team

Many schools throughout the world have sports teams, and they are a great way to get to know people and have fun. Would you like to start one in your school? Here's how.

Steps

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    Talk to your teachers. They would like to know about this idea and would probably help and improve it, and give good ideas for running a team.
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    Once you have permission to get a team together, find a coach. A good coach knows how the game works, the positions, rules, and drills for practice. Don't hire somebody that is a first-timer, pick someone you know that has good experience with coaching.
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    Raise money. You really need to work for this one, because getting money will help you with everything else. Money is needed for uniforms, transportation, and equipment. Do bake sales, lemonade stands, leaf raking, whatever you can make money off of. If by the end of your fundraising you don't have enough, negotiate with your PTA about loaning. Be sure to incorporate details about why, and how it will be used.
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    Set a schedule. Find other teams that could play against your own. Coaches are a big role in this, because they handle cancellations and delays.
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    Get players! You can make your own form for your soccer team. Talk to your new coach on what you will need on your form, and if you are arranging tryouts or not. Most basic forms include name, age, homeroom, and parent contact info.
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    Schedule practice. Find a location, and go with it. Make sure the area isn't in use, and if you have to sign up for field time.
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    Get equipment. You will need soccer balls, cones, pinnies, and nets (if there aren't any at your location, buy little Pugg nets. They are portable and inexpensive.). Optional items include: ladders, goalkeeping equipment, corner flags, medicine balls, etc.
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    Have fun!

Tips

  • If you are having tryouts, schedule on a day when no other activities are happening. If some people who signed up cannot attend, hold a makeup day.
  • When you are done with the season, donate the items to your school (uniforms, equipment) so they can use them for next year!
  • Focus and pay attention, because that is how you learn.

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Categories: Team Sports | Soccer