Kings Hammer Soccer Club (KHSC) players are expected to attend practice; however, we understand that certain scheduling conflicts may make attendance at a given practice impossible. This policy is designed to address the process for missing practice and making it up. In the end, it is the responsibility of the players and parents to communicate with their child’s head coach and director clearly and early to avoid any confusion regarding playing time or the player’s standing within the team.
It is the policy of KHSC for the head coach and director to record attendance at every practice.
U7-U10 Age Groups
Attendance will be taken in these age groups; however, KHSC does not discourage players from participating in an additional sport or activity, even during the season. Any player missing practice is encouraged to attend a training session on another date with another team. Communication between the parents, coach, and technical staff is critical when attending a makeup session. A player should not show up to another session without confirmation from the staff. A player may see a reduction in playing time when his/her practice time is less than that of his/her teammates.
U11-U12 Age Groups
Players in these age groups playing multiple sports must understand that attendance at practices and games with a KHSC team is not optional! Players missing practice for illness, school, church, or family are expected to make up those sessions. Communication between the parents, coach, and staff is critical when attending a makeup session. A player should not show up to another session without confirmation from the staff. Please do not simply show up to another session as they could be moved or canceled without notice. A player will see a reduction in playing time when his/her practice time is less than that of his/her teammates.
U13-U18 Age Groups
Attendance at all practices/games is required, except in the case of illness or pre-approved by staff family/school function. All missed practices are expected to be made up by attending training with another team on another day/time. It is the responsibility of the player to communicate which makeup session he/she is attending.
Players on a U15-U18 Red team who wish to participate in a second activity/sport, except ODP, must get approval from the appropriate staff coach. It is the discretion of the staff to approve any such requests and important to note that players will not be rewarded for not attending practice.
In no situation is it acceptable for Academy level players to miss any State Cup, MRL, Buckeye, or Regional Tournament game!