Academy Parents

Parents at Practice vs. Parents at Games:

We ask that you allow us to work with the players without any parent intervention. We do not allow parents to sit or stand on the sidelines of practices. There is usually an area about 30 yards away or so where parents will group together and get to know each other. If you or a family member is too close to the practice field, we will politely ask you to step away a bit to allow your child to function the best at practice. At the end of practice, we will walk all the players down towards the parents where you can pick them up and head home. We ask for your cooperation and understanding regarding this matter.

Each child will receive 2 grey practice shirts.  On game days we ask that your child show up wearing one of the grey practice shirts and also bring their jersey with them. We ask for your cooperation and understanding regarding this matter. There are a few reasons for that:

  1. This is part of the culture of soccer. As your child moves closer to travel this will become the norm. You show up wearing your practice shirt, then change into your game jersey before the game.
  2. When Academy plays against another Academy team, one team will be wearing the red jersey and one team will be wearing the grey practice shirt as their jersey. It will be unknown until you arrive at the field which one your child will be wearing, so we ask that you please bring both.

Academy Parent Resources:

Soccer Parenting Website: This site provides loads of information about the world of being a soccer parent.

A simple guide to being a soccer parent. 



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8175 Mechanicsville Turnpike
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