Meet The Player / Parent Night
Who: All players and their parents
This required event allows parents and players an opportunity to get to know each other better! This night serves as a kick-off event for the season and helps to ensure smooth sailing throughout the year for our players.
When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 6PM
Where: Collierville United Methodist Church
454 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017
Dinner will be "Potluck Style". Please bring the following items:
Freshmen : Some type of Pasta (Spaghetti, Lasagna, Fettucini etc.)
Sophomores : Drinks, Plastic Cups and Salad
Juniors : Dessert, Paper Plates and Utensils
Seniors : Bread, Chips and Napkins
During our Meet the Player night, parents will travel through the "Gauntlet" -- a series of strenuous events that only the most dedicated can outlast. The Gauntlet is comprised of three stages:
Stage One: Fee Collection and Packet Dissemination
Our treasurer and our other board members take Booster fees and
hand out parent packets (contact sheets, family passes, schedules, budgets, etc.)
Stage Two: Volunteer Sign-ups
1) Gate workers,
2) Concession workers,
3) Field workdays,
4) mower operators,
5) Match set up / break down,
6) Banquet committee,
7) Media photos, videotaping, publicity, etc.
Stage Three: Equipment Purchase
In the event that anything additional is
being purchased (warm-ups; hoodies; T-Shirts, etc.) it would be done here. Otherwise we could sell booster club t-shirts, ball caps, stadium chairs, etc.
After all the parents have signed in and signed up we eat. After dinner each girl introduces herself and her parents to the remainder of the team. When all introductions are complete, the girls may leave. The booster president will introduce the booster board and explain the function of the board and the booster club. Afterwards, the president will introduce the head coach who will address the parents Why play high school soccer? ; JV vs. Varsity ; explain the importance and necessity of volunteerism (esp. in context of our facility) ; expectations of players and parents ; the financing of the program ; reinforce positive participation, pride in the program, represent Collierville.