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Parent Info

Your child’s success or lack of success in soccer does not indicate what kind of parent you are.  But having an athlete that is coach-able, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best is a direct reflection of your parenting. 

Researchers Bruce Brown and Rob Miller asked college athletes what their parents said that made them feel great and brought them joy when they played sports. Want to know the six words they most want to hear their parents say?
“I love to watch you play.”
That’s it. Nothing aggrandizing like “you’re an all-star,” and nothing discouraging like “here are a couple of things I noticed that you can work on.” Just “I love to watch you play.”
Excerpt From: The only six words parents need to say to their kids about sports-or any performance.  By: Brad M. Griffin

Rules for Soccer

Rules for RFC  in-house soccer Programs
Rapids FC - U6 
Rapids FC - U8
Rapids FC - U10
Rapids FC - U10 Directors Cup 

Concussion Awareness & Injury Prevention

Heat & Hydration Safety

Rapids Futbol Club Parental Expectations/Sideline Behavior 
-       All parental sideline behavior should remain positive.  No criticism, excessive shouting, or sideline coaching will be tolerated. Referees and coaches have the authority to dismiss parents if they are not in compliance.
-       Positive cheering for everyone on your team is encouraged.  
-       Do not single out your kids, teammates, or opposing players in a negative way in practice sessions or games.
-       Refrain from altercations with coaches, players, referees or parents.  Georgia Soccer rules prohibit approaching a referee during or after a match. Rapids FC supports this policy and commits to protect our referees from harassment. 
-     The laws of the game are reviewed every year. Please follow the link above to familiarize yourself with the most current edition. Coaches are empowered and within their rights to respectfully protest a call during a match. However, parents and players are not. 

Rapids Futbol Club Player Expectations
-       Players must be respectful at all times to their coach, teammates, referees, and to their parents.
-       Players need to be prepared, pay attention and be ready to work in practice and in games.

Rapids FC Recreational Code of Ethics
For Coaches and Parents

Recreation Coaches:
Strive to give all kids equal playing time.
Challenge your self to learn more about the game
Plan your practices each week and challenge your players
Provide kids with a fun and meaningful experience
Follow the same guidelines as listed below for the parents
(U6/U8 coaches only)
Do not use Goalkeepers or use “defenders” as goalkeepers in games
New ball system, provide kids on both teams the opportunity to be successful

Rapids FC Parents:
Cheer on your child(ren), your teammates, and the other team.
Encourage your child(ren) to love the game and do their best. Don’t criticize them
Stay positive at all times during games, and do not shout at referees.
Learn the rules/laws of the game of soccer
If possible watch the sport on TV with your child
Encourage children to play outside with a soccer ball (not just during practice and

Remember that as a coach and parent, you are a role model for these impressionable
young players and they take note of your behavior and actions.

-Coach Reno
Rapids FC Club Director