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MISSION STATEMENT

To make an impact with our players as role models to our community. To  promote and develop excellence in club soccer based on the values of  skill, sportsmanship, and maturity at all times. In today’s competitive environment, the difference between success and  failure can be inches, seconds or plain old desire. When preparation is  peaked and desire is at its greatest, the chances for success are  greatly enhanced. In order to prepare properly, champions need the proper  training, top facilities and an environment that promotes growth  through positive reinforcement.


ATTENDANCE

Players leaving early or arriving late to a game or practice must notify the team  manager and/or coach by email prior to the commencement of the session. See coach contact details here  It is very important that players be punctual for games and practice. Playing time may be limited if players are late or absent without acceptable reasons. Academic, health, personal and emergencies are naturallly taken into consideration however we do need a reasonable excuse for missing practices or team events. 

 

SICK AND INURED PLAYERS

If a player has seen a doctor or surgeon for an injury or illness, we may require a doctors note or written email from a parent or guardian releasing their daughter to fully participate in Strikers activities. The league and club require this clearance for insurance purposes and the coaches require this information to understand the health and condition of each player in all practices and games so that they are enabled to make informed decisions on playing time and intensity.  Please do not send a player to practice sick or feeling unwell. If a player is sick with flu/feeling ill we may contact the players guardian to pick them up and get necessary rest. Injured players are encouraged to attend practices and games to observe and learn unless they are receiving medical/PT treatment. 

 

HOW TO REACH US IN EMERGENCIES

SUPERVISION

We encourage players to arrive 15 mins prior to sessions however we do not suggest leaving your child alone at the field without coaches present either before or after the sessions.  Coaches are required by the club to coach and supervise their sessions during the designated practice/game times. While coaches often arrive early and leave late, we cannot guarantee a specific time of arrival or departure of the coach. Parents should not expect that coaches will always be there to supervise. It puts the coach in a compromising situation as they arent permited leave a young player alone and unsupervised. Contact the club GM or coach if you need to reach them. Contact details here 

Players leaving early- If you are in a hurry and wish your child to leave the field please come to the sideline to call or signal your son or daughter discreetly, or catch the attention of a nearby coach to pass on the message. Do not walk onto the desiignated field area or between training sessions to pick up your child. We will release players to parents once we see their ride has arrived. Players must wait for their rides in view of the coaches and teammates /manager. They should not wait on the street or out of sight from the staff. If you will be arriving late due to last minute emergency or unpredictable occurrence notify us immediately by calling/texting or emailing. Contact details here

 

MEETINGS WITH STAFF & COACHES

We have in person meetings with every parent and player in the club at least once per season or more often if the need arises. Coaches are not able to meet without prior notification. Please be respectful of the coaches’ time as they usually have other tasks and responsibilities in addition to coaching the session during the designated time. To speak with one of the coaches pleaase request to meet at least one week prior. Once a time is established we can dedicate as much time as needed to discuss issues important to you and the club. Contact the club GM gm@strikersorangecounty.com to schedule a meeting.  

OBSERVING PRACTICES & GAMES 

Only players and coaches are permitted on the fields. The field may still be 'live' when we end practice so please remember to let the players come off the field towards you. Please do not walk across the fields or enter the field of play or practice area unless permitted to do so. View from the designated area or other acceptable location suggested by the field marshall at each practice. While we encourage parents to observe practice from a respectable distance we ask that you check with your child to ensure that this is a agreeable to them. While some players do not mind being observed & scrutinized by parents/friends for some players it impacts their performance.

PICK UP & DROP OFF AT PRACTICE

 

PRACTICE & GAME EQUIPMENT

Practices:

Players must wear designated club clothing. Street gear or regular clothing or other sports gear is not permitted. Shinguards and soccer socks (not mismatched) must be worn. Soccer boots with cleats are required. During winter months players must bring flat athletic shoes (running shoes, indoor soccer shoes, or other flat soled athletic shoes). Bringing warm clothing (tracksuit, sweatshirt, sweatpants, etc.) is required during winter months for before and after practice. Players should bring a bag to carry their soccer ball, extra equipment and should always bring a water bottle. 

Games: 

Players must always bring BOTH sets of uniforms to all games. Game uniform items are reserved for games and must not be worn at practices.  For younger players, we ask that they bring soccer-specific warm-ups if they don’t have the team/club warm-ups.

Ordering Uniforms & Practice Gear:

Go to our Uniforms page on the club website

 

COMMUNICATING WITH STAFF & COACHES

Communications with Strikers FC staff must be directed to gm@strikersorangecounty. com or doc@strikersorangecounty.com. Coaches are not permitted to be 'friends' with players & families on social media, nor are they able to receive impromptu phone messages, emails or text from parents and players

 

PAYMENTS & REGISTRATION

Send payments either:

a) electronically using the registration link https://members.strikersorangecounty.com

b) by mail to: 

Strikers Orange County
25602 Alicia Parkway, #113
Laguna Hills, CA 92653