Pursuit of Excellence

GoalQuest’s Pursuit of Excellence

 

    For any organization to function efficiently the operating procedures must be understood by all members and uniformly applied in a fair and consistent manner. The following information is to ensure that there will be no misunderstandings as to what is expected. If you have any questions concerning this policy contact your coach immediately.  The very nature of a select/premier team dictates the need for a serious, disciplined, and conscientious effort by all players. We must never forget that our teammates are constantly striving to improve themselves and their contribution to the team.  Poor personal behavior or inadequate level of effort can never be allowed to adversely affect teammates who are “giving it their all”  In simple terms, we must constantly attempt to motivate, encourage, and assist teammates in their efforts each and every day. To that end the following will not be tolerated. -Rude, disparaging, berating, teasing or any form of negative behavior toward another player, coach, or parent. -Behavior which excludes any individual or group. (clique formation)

 

Commitment:

    I understand that failure to comply with the commitments and responsibilities may result in disciplinary measures such as, but not limited to, reduced playing time, game or team suspension, or removal from the team.  Failure to follow through on my commitments will also reduce my merit ranking status and play eligibility.  Specific commitments that are part of every GoalQuest team include:

Practices:

    Players are expected to attend practices on time and be ready to play; this means dressed, fed, and well rested.  If a player cannot attend a practice or other GoalQuest event, the player is expected to contact their coach before practice and explain their absence.  Players need to bring to practices: personal water bottles (no sharing), appropriate weather-related clothes (warm-ups, gloves, hat, etc.), shin guards (dress in practice like you do in a game), and a soccer ball.

Team Competitions:

    Players are expected to participate in all league games, tournaments, and friendly matches unless arrangements have been made in advance with the coach and manager.

Playing Time

    Playing time is determined by MERIT. Each position and playing time will be earned. Hard work, positive contributions to team chemistry, attendance at practice and other GoalQuest events, adherence to team goals, homework and tactics will be determining factors. Nothing is guaranteed from week to week except the opportunity to control your own destiny. The players who start in a game and their playing time, will be determined by the following weekly:

      1. Attendance and punctuality

      2. Measured and ranked practice activities. These will be done every week on one of the session and report it to the players.  Examples are 1v1 competition, 4v4             competition,  air ball competition, and shooting.  Keepers will be judged on saves vs. goals.  Exercises may change week to week.  There are a variety of competitive games that the players will be scored and ranked on.

      3. Speed and Fitness activities  --.Ex: shuttle runs, cooper fitness test, speed ladder ratings.

      4. Coaches Discretion. Items considered are: contribution to team chemistry, work ethic, leadership abilities or any exceptional performance or specific ability.

      5. Positional Need. If we need a certain position filled then we look for the player that plays or can play that position.

U11 – U18 Elite Teams
 

    Players are required to attend two – three (1hr 30min) training sessions a week, all league and tournament games. Supplemental training sessions and games may be added. Playing time on an Elite team is never guaranteed.  Playing time may be more or less than that of another player on the team and will be determined by the coach. Playing time is based on above. 
 

U13-U18 Classic Teams

    Players are required to attend two (1hr 30min) training sessions a week, all league and tournament games. Supplemental training sessions and games may be added. If a player regularly attends both training sessions, displays good attitude and effort to learn and improve, the player will get playing time in league games. Playing time may be more or less than that of another player on the team and will be determined by the coach. Playing time in tournaments is never guaranteed. Playing time is based on above.



U9-U12 Teams

    Players are required to attend two (1hr – 1hr 30min) training sessions a week, all league and tournament games. Supplemental training sessions and games may be added. If a player regularly attends both training sessions, displays good attitude and effort to learn and improve, the player will get playing time in both league and tournament games. Playing time may be more or less than that of another player on the team and will be determined by the coach.  Playing time is based on above.

Keepers: 

    The keeper position is a special position. Goal keepers will be expected to participate in all field player activities including measured and ranked events. That is why GoalQuest firmly believes that the keepers need to have and continue to work on their field skills as well.

Starting Positions:  

    Just because a player has earned a starting slot does not necessarily mean that they will receive the most playing time. The GoalQuest coach will always reserve the right to put the most effective team on the field in the best interest of the overall team or current competitive situation.

    GoalQuest believes in and respects the fact that players play other sports, or participate in other activities.  We will try to make this as painless for them as possible, while trying to uphold the integrity of the team. If there is a conflict we strongly suggest that the player make the decision.  GoalQuest expects that the PLAYERS should make the proper contact and advise the appropriate party of the conflict or their absence.  If a player is approved to miss a practice they will receive a score just below the lowest score for that practice session for any measured and ranked event. This allows us to be fair to those that are at practice.