Coaches calendar 2016
|Jun 18, 2016||9:00AM-11:00AM||Coaches Clinic||PAL Stadium|
|July 16, 2016||9:00AM-11:00AM||Coaches Clinic||Santa Clara Police Department|
|Aug 5, 2016||7:00PM-9:00PM||Milpitas Coaches Meeting||Milpitas PD Community Room|
|Aug 6, 2016||9:00AM-11:00AM||Coaches Clinic||Milpitas Senior Center (near City Hall)|
|Aug 17, 2016||7:00PM-9:00PM||Coaches Clinic||Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-Community Room
|Nov 7, 2016||7:00PM-9:00PM||Metro PAL All Coaches Meeting||Weisgerber Room of the Barbara Lee Senior Center, 40 North Milpitas Blvd|
Coaches are the backbone of our soccer programs.
They are all volunteers and are in charge of their team.
Coaches don’t need a license; PAL provides a free clinic at the beginning of the season. All coaches and assistant coaches must fulfill the Milpitas PAL Volunteer Registration procedure according to California Law that applies to anyone working with children. For more information please call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400 or send an e.mail to
A few weeks before the first game of the season, the age group coordinators contact the coaches from the previous year as well as other adults who have indicated their availability to coach a team. Once the coaches are selected, the teams are formed by assigning players to each coach based on the particular requests indicated in the signup forms provided that they do not conflict with the PAL regulations. In the absence of such requests, players are assigned to teams based on their past experience in an effort to make the teams as balanced as possible.
At a meeting with all the coaches, the age group coordinators distribute the players registrations together with other materials to each coach.
The coach must then contact each of the players and notify them that they have been assigned to his/her team. It is customary for the coach to call a kickoff meeting with all parents/guardians of the players to clarify what is expected of each individual (players, parents, coach, assistant coaches, referees, spectators …) throughout the season. It is very important to explain the PAL philosophy and objectives (see our Bylaws) as well as our Code of Ethics in order to minimize the occurrence of unpleasant disturbances during the games.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of items to be discussed at this kickoff meeting:
– Season calendar (number of games, breaks, end of season tournament …)
– Practice times and place
– Equipment (uniforms, shoes, shin-guards, jewelry …)
– Code of Ethics and sanctions
– Playing time rules (at least 50% per player per game)
– Fundraising options
– Helping options (snack shack, refereeing, field prep, board membership …)
Scores and MVPs
After every game the coach must report the score and the names of two outstanding players for that game (MVPs). To do this send an e.mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
– your team number and name (e.g. 121 SuperStars)
– your opponent team number and name
– the score with your team’s number of goals first (e.g. 3-2)
– the MVPs names (e.g. Landon Donovan, David Beckham)
All volunteers (coaches, assistant coaches, team parents, board members) must register with the Milpitas Police Department using the Volunteer Registration Form.
New volunteers (or previous volunteers who have skipped one or more years) also need to submit to a background check by scheduling a fingerprinting appointment with the Milpitas Police Department (call 408 586-2400). Bring 3 copies of this LiveScan form filled out completely to the fingerprinting appointment.
Do you want your team to have personalized hoodies?
You can order them at a special price from our sponsor, Logos Etc.
Download the order form here.
Jersey colors for Fall 2016: