Player & Parent Expectations

Minnesota Thunder Academy Player Expectations
1. I will be prepared to participate in training sessions and matches on time.
2. I will attend all training sessions and matches in the appropriate kit/uniform.
3. I will bring appropriate gear (inflated soccer ball, shin guards, water, etc) to all training sessions.
4. I will leave all fields and facilities in better condition than when I arrived.
5. I will follow all team rules at all times.
6. I will communicate with my coach regarding any issues or concerns (i.e. – playing time).
7. I will work outside of scheduled trainings and matches to improve my overall soccer skills and fitness.
8. I will seek out and be openly receptive to feedback from my coaches.
9. I will contact my coach whenever I am unable to attend a team event.
10. I will abide by the team rules and itinerary when attending out-of-town events.
11. I will be positive at all times when I am around my teammates and coaches.
12. I will minimize conflicts that interfere with my soccer commitments.

Minnesota Thunder Academy Parent Expectations
1. I will help my child be prepared to participate in training sessions and matches on time.
2. I will set an example for my child and leave all fields and facilities in better condition than when I arrived.
3. I will not coach from the sidelines, yell at officials or negatively interact with the opposition and their supporters.
4. I will encourage my child to communicate with the coaches regarding any issues or concerns (i.e. – playing time).
5. I will support my child to work outside of scheduled trainings and matches to improve his/her overall soccer skills.
6. I will encourage my child to seek out and be openly receptive to feedback from my coaches.
7. I will encourage my child to contact the coach whenever he/she is unable to attend a team event.
8. I will encourage my child to abide by the team rules and itinerary when attending out-of-town events.
9. I will be positive at all times when I am around the team and fellow supporters.
10. I will help my child minimize conflicts that interfere with his/her soccer commitments.
11. I will not contact a coach until 24 hours after any event to discuss issue I have.

The purpose of this document is to define the high standards of being a member of the MTA and by which all parties (players and parents) are expected to follow. By signing below, you will accept the expectations as stated above. Any actions against these can negatively affect the overall reputation of the MTA. In addition, it could affect your personal participation in the MTA.