►Players must arrive at the field ten minutes prior to practice time.
►Players must practice in the BUSA practice uniform (official jersey, blue shorts, white/blue socks, cold weather BUSA warm-up).
►Players must come with a properly inflated soccer ball.
►Players must wear shinguards.
►Players must bring plenty of water.
►If a player must arrive late or leave a practice early, the coach must be notified in advance.
►If a player needs to miss a practice, notification must be made to the COACH.
►Players are allowed to practice with other teams in the club (check with both coaches first).
►Parents are strongly encouraged to not step on the field to talk to the coach or the players. Unless in the case of a emergency.
►If you would like a conference with the coach, an appointment must be made either before or after the practice or at some point during the coach’s free time.
UNIFORM REQUIREMENTSØ Blue Uniform - blue
► Blue Uniform- blue jersey, blue shorts and blue socks
►White Uniform- white jersey, white shorts and white socks
►OPTIONAL Red Uniform- red jersey, white shorts, white socks
►Any other UNIFORM COMBINATIONS must be approved by the head coach of that team
►Primary Uniform Color is Always BLUE- Only use White / Red Uniform When Required
►League Play- Home team wears blue jersey / blue shorts / blue socks
►League Play- Away team wears white jersey / white shorts / white socks (rec is white/blue/blue)
►Uniform Conflicts - For most leagues and tournaments the home team must change in the event of a conflict
►Tournaments- always wear BLUE; change only when tournament rules require
►Sliders- must match color of shorts : Under Armor- must be color of jersey
TRAINING UNIFORM / EQUIPMENT
►BUSA practice jersey, blue practice shorts, white socks
►BUSA warm-ups worn for cold weather games
GAMES AND TOURNAMENTS
►Players must arrive at the game field from 45 minutes to 1 hour before the game.
►Players must arrive properly and uniformly dressed.
►Players must only warm up with their teammates and coaches.
►Players can only be instructed by the coach during the game. The parents’ role is strictly encouragement "no coaching".
►Any involvement of the parent with their player during the game has to be designated by the coach (injuries, water breaks etc.)
►If a player will be late for the game or has to leave the game early, the coach must be notified in advance.
►During the games, parents should refrain from making any comments to the game officials. The referees and linesmen should always be dealt with in a professional and courteous manner.
►Parents are not allowed to approach the coach after the game for discussions about playing time, playing position etc. Conferences should be scheduled for another time (24 hour rule).
►Every coach, player and parent must behave according to Alabama Youth Soccer Association, league and tournament rules/guidelines.
TEAM TRAVEL POLICIES
* Please note that Travel Polices listed below for the majority pertainss to our U14 & Up teams. Confirmation of the these guidelines shall be put forth by the head coach of the team.
►Itinerary should be given to all the players by the coach before departure to any out of town tournament.
►We strongly encourage players to travel together as a team. *
►If five or more players are flying to the tournament together, they must wear khaki pants or shorts with either a navy or white polo shirt or the United Warm-up (all must be the same). *
►As long as the team is still playing in the tournament, players are required to meet at a designated area at a designated time as specified by the coach or manager to do any team related activities such as meals, walks etc. *
►Teams will be traveling from the hotel to the fields and back together. *
►Players must be dressed uniformly when departing to the games.
►Using the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise equipment, or the like must only be done with permission of the coach.
►Players must never leave the hotel without permission of the coach, even if leaving with their parents. The coach must know the whereabouts of all players at all times. *
►Players must follow the itinerary and must follow curfew precisely.
►For teams U11- U13, the players have the option of staying with their own parents.
►For teams of age 14 and up, the players may room together if requested by the coach, or stay with their parents, but they are required to be in the same hotel as the team.
►Every person associated with Birmingham United Soccer Association must follow the rules of the hotel in which they are staying.
►Players are not allowed to run around in the hotel, play soccer in the hotel hallways, or walk barefoot or shirtless.
►If the tournament has both male and female teams, casual association during free time will be allowed in public areas, but absolutely no player will enter the rooms of players of the opposite sex.
►If a conference is necessary between the coach and an individual player, it must be done in the lobby of the hotel or if a more private area is required, then it needs to be done in the presence of a manager or the parent of the player or another adult.