- What is the Cougar’s Concussion Protocol?
- What equipment is needed?
- Which program is right for my child?
- Who are the trainers?
- Who are the coaches?
- Can parents get involved?
- What is the Cougars tax ID?
- When do the teams practice?
You can read about the concussion protocol here.
For ages U3 -U7, shin guards are required. Cleats are not mandatory. Players will be provided a club jersey that they should wear to their sessions.
For U8, cleats and shin guards are required. Two Club jersey’s will be provided (home and away) and should be worn during weekend game sessions. Coaches will advise via TeamSnap schedule whether your team is home or away.
For our Travel teams U-9-U15, shin guards and cleats are mandatory during practice and games. Uniform purchase is not included in the annual fee, and is the responsibility of each individual player/parent. Cleats and shin guards are mandatory also the responsibility of the player/family.
Info about how to choose the correct program can be found here.
Effective Fall 2016, UK Elite is Cougar Soccer Club’s official training partner for all age groups and teams. A dedicated professional trainer attends every practice session and several games. For more information on UK Elites professional coaches, philosophy and curriculum, click here.
Parent volunteers are the key to our Club’s success! This is a great way to volunteer in your community – it is very rewarding and FUN! We are always looking for parent coaches so please reach out!
Parent coaches attend all games and manage team communication on and off the field. Parent coaches coordinate with the team UK Elite trainer regarding player development and progress towards each player’s development goals. Each travel team generally has a head coach and assistant coach.
Parent coaches do not need to attend training. Parent coaches for the travel teams are required to take a short online concussion tutorial and it is suggested that they take a coaching seminar.
Parent coaches for Cubs, Mini Kickers, Kickers and Academy are mainly needed to communicate with parents regarding Club policies, game schedules, etc. UK Elite trainers handle much of the responsibilities during practice sessions and games.
Yes! Parent volunteers drive the Club’s success! We need parents to coach, assistance maintaining and lining fields, for picture day, the Memorial Day Tournament and other Club activities. Get started by reach out on our Volunteer page.
The practice schedule for Fall 2017 can be found here