When is the game, and who plays?
The Parents Game will be at approximately 8:10pm tonight, AFTER large group (we'll do large group early). We'll set up two fields, one on each half of the regular soccer field, with the goals on the sidelines. Games will be 10 v. 10, and can be either coaches vs. parents or coaches AND parents from one division v. another division. It is vital that at least ONE coach from each team stays with the kids during the game. Coaches, unfortunately this means that not everyone can play in this game. Sorry! Fortunately we're having a volunteer scrimmage after programming tonight where everyone can play!
How will snack work during parents game?
Before the parents game begins, coaches & assistant coaches should direct their teams to sit along the perimeter of the two fields, spaced out so that each team has its own space and is separate enough from other teams. Once teams are sitting together with whatever coach is NOT participating in the game, snack volunteers will come and hand out snack to them. Kids should NOT be running to get watermelon from the snack volunteers over near the division table. Snack will be brought TO teams when they are demonstrating they are ready (by sitting with their team ready to watch the game).
Tips from Brian for how to occupy kids during Coaches/Parents game (for EVERYONE, not just coaches):
During the scrimmage there are a few things you can be doing with your division:
How Will Check-out Work?
Check out will be similar to any other night, in that parents can come retrieve their child from his or her team and take them to the check-out table to sign out for the night. Parents who are not participating in the game may come sooner than those playing. Parents who are participating in the game may end up checking their kids out later than our normal time, as we usually let the game run a bit past 8:30.
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