Over the years, we have learned that one of the key ingredients for a successful club is to have clear, consistent communication between the Club, the coaches, the players and the parents. In this agreement we will put forward our expectations of you as a member of Corinthians Athletic Club (CAC). As you have committed to become a member of the CAC, please take the time to read the following pages carefully.
The Club and the Team
Members of the CAC agree to put the Club ahead of the Team. When decisions are made regarding conflicts between the Club and a particular Team, the Club will come first. Club decisions will be made by the appropriate member of the CAC staff.
The Team and the Individual
In most cases, all CAC members agree to put their Team ahead of the individual player. If conflicts arise between the Team and a player or parent, the Team Coach under the direction of the CAC Technical Director will be responsible to make decisions for the good of the Team.
Player Evaluations and Selection
Player performance will be evaluated by observing the player under the pressures of practices, scrimmages, games and on tryout/player placement days. The professional CAC coaching staff and the team coach will confer in matters of player evaluations primarily in these four areas:
1) Psychological (attitude, character, discipline, leadership, etc.)
2) Physical (endurance, strength, speed, etc.)
3) Technical (dribbling, shooting, heading, ball handling skills, etc.)
4) Tactical (runs, reading the game, decision making, etc.)
We will not always agree on issues as sensitive as player evaluations and selection.
Please respect our subjective selections in these matters.
Once you commit to join the CAC you will have a spot on a team for the soccer year. You may be asked to play on another team during that year, we will place players on teams we feel best suits their ability level. The soccer season begins June 1st and runs to May 31st.
We expect our players and parents to possess characteristics such as honesty, integrity, respect, dedication, and commitment. In turn, the club will also be exemplifying those same characteristics. We will instruct players to ignore adverse conditions such as a poor call made by a referee, name calling, foul language, rough play, cheating, poor weather, negative behavior by parents or opponents, etc. We expect our parents to have the same approach. A player will not be cut from the club at any time, unless it is for disciplinary reasons or failure to fulfill their financial obligations. Decisions regarding temporary suspensions from the club will be made by the affected players’ respective Head Coach along with the Technical Director and any other relevant committee..
Uniform and Equipment Policy
All players are expected to wear the designated uniform of the Club. All premier level players are required to wear Corinthians practice gear to their training sessions. While the Club will try to accommodate players’ individual requests for jersey number, CAC has the authority to assign any number to any player on the team. In the event that a new player is added to a team roster and the new player has a number conflict with a player who is currently on that roster, the player already on the roster has the right to retain his/her number and the new player will be issued a different number. If the conflict in jersey number results in any party having to purchase any new equipment the cost of all new equipment will be the sole responsibility of the party who decides to purchase it. In many cases, the Club may, from time to time have used uniforms available at reduced prices.
Before, During, and After the Game
During the soccer season, the team and its players participate in practices, scrimmages, league competition, tournaments and sometimes State Cup. The coaches will make decisions on player selections, game line-up, positions, playing time, tournament participation, etc. Players and parents must be positive in fulfilling the role they are asked to perform for the team. Players must arrive on time to practices and games with the required equipment that would include the CAC training gear, CAC Uniforms, etc.