Requirements for all coaches:
Start of Season: Recreation coaches are required to attend the coach's meeting prior to the start of the season. (this meeting is virtual)
After the meeting, head coaches can arrange to pick up their coach's bags (balls, scrimmage pinnies, cones, gloves, first-aid kit) by contacting the club administrator. Please always check our events calendar page for the meeting dates.
Players Uniforms (Rec):
Please advise the parents that they are responsible for purchasing uniforms at the Sterling soccer retail store (see uniform page) for new players. Uniforms numbers are required for the U11 and over age groups, and numbers are always assigned by the club administrator.
Communication with Parents:
After you have been contacted by the club administrator and have received your team roster, be sure to contact the team parents as soon as possible before the first week of practice.
You will need to inform the parents about:
Reinforce to the parents that Sterling Soccer's focus on the recreation side is on skills development, sportsmanship, making new friends, having fun, and learning the game. Not winning games.
The club administrator will email you the names of the parents who volunteered as team parents or game day assistants. Please make sure to assign them to team tasks such as game-day support, snack scheduler, and other logistical help that you may need.
Ensure that team parents opted-in to text messages in our league's system. If they aren’t certain, have them log back in and check their Sports Engine user's profiles to receive texts and emails from the club administrator. This way they get league-wide text and email notifications when fields close. As the coach, you can also communicate with the team parents by using text and email on the Team app.
Team Portal: Please familiarize yourself with the SportEngine team portal app (read below), as this is a valuable tool for communicating with parents and players for games & practices, alerts for weather cancellations, and other important team events.
The Sports Engine Team portal for coaches is available as a mobile app, and can also be accessed by using our website. This app allows our Sterling Soccer Club coaches and assistants to communicate with their team's players and parents.
The team portal site and app includes:
ACCESS: There are two options to access the Sports Engine team portal – as a mobile app on your cellphone or tablet, or online through our Sterling Soccer Club website.
NOTE: Sports Engine account: If you have registered as a coach, or were assigned a team by our administrator, you will be using the same email account that you use to register as a coach or register your children with.
On an iOS Device
On an Android Device
BROWSER USERS: For web users, go to the Sterling soccer website and click the Sign In link on the top right corner.
Team App Assistance:
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