Competitive teams are designed for players who are committed to competing in local, regional, and national tournaments, cups, and the most competitive leagues in the state. In order to play on Competitive teams, each player must participate in a tryout and be evaluated by the coaching and director staff. After your tryout, which typically takes place in May or early June, you will be notified as to whether you have been selected to one of our teams, and who will be your assigned coach. You will be notified of the deadline to respond and reserve your spot by making an online deposit payment. If a parent fails to commit by making their payment before the deadline, at the discretion of the coach, your spot on the roster can be replaced by someone on the wait list. DO NOT DELAY YOUR PAYMENT. By delaying payment, you are at risk of losing your spot and being demoted to another team in your age group. Please contact your coach regarding your status. Other teams have not been announced as we wait until the fall to see if we have enough players or join age groups. After the first week, we evaluate the teams again and make last player movements depending on team spaces or needs.
Competitive teams are evaluated throughout the season (quarterly) based on natural talent, skill, maturity, teamwork, attitude, and respect for others. Players may move up or down from one team to another during the season. Decisions to move players are made on a case-by-case basis. There may be occasions when a player will be invited to guest play or move permanently to fill a need on a team. Also, players develop differently and certain situations will dictate how the coaches manage their rosters.
Teams will not be chosen because…
- They are best friends.
- They attend the same school.
- The parents get along and want to keep the group together.
We know that some decisions may not be in accordance with parents’ or players’ opinions, but we ask you to kindly respect the process. If a parent would like to discuss their player’s selection on a particular team, they should speak directly with the coach and/or the Technical Director.
RESPECT the Fundamental Rules of SOCCER
- RESPECT for the game and fans.
- RESPECT for your teammates.
- RESPECT for the principles of the game and be loyal to them.
- RESPECT for your opponent.
- RESPECT for moral integrity over winning at any cost.
- RESPECT for the team crest of Key Biscayne Soccer Club and its history, keep it going with pride.
- RESPECT for the ball, treat it well! … and protect it at all times.
KBSC Soccer Guidelines
- Always be on time, completely dressed, and ready to begin warm-ups. For games, arrive 1 hour prior to game time. If you are late for warm-ups, you are late, but notify your coach.
- Take pride in never missing practice and always giving 100%.
- If you cannot practice, you are still required to attend practice to observe and learn.
- You are expected to act like a TEAM (family) at all times! You will be with your teammates for a 10-month season and it is critical to get along, support, and encourage each other.
- No idle talking. Encouraging your teammates and helping them get better is awesome! Focus on the task at hand. Talking about your weekend plans, not so awesome!
- Offer encouragement and positive energy, and helpful criticism to your teammates. We will not yell at each other, berate each other or make others feel bad. If this occurs playing time will be diminished and the appropriate discipline will be taken.
- Sportsmanship is a must! We will act appropriately, we will treat the referees and other teams with respect and consideration. We will look polished and put together.
- Be a player that learns quickly. Be coachable! Have a good attitude.
- Be a competitor! We are here to have fun and learn, but we also want to give 100% effort.
- You are expected to be a role model on and off the field. You will be held to a higher standard while you are on this team. Disrespect to coaches, parents, and teammates will not be tolerated. You are a direct reflection of your family, coaches, and the Key Biscayne Soccer Club.
- Your education comes first. If you need to take care of academics, notify your coach and discuss the situation, plan ahead, and inform the coach of any school functions or exams coming up with at least 2 weeks’ notice.
- Information regarding practices, games, etc. will go out regularly. Be sure to be assigned to the WhatsApp chat.
KBSC Required Practice Attire
- All players must have shin guards at every practice.
- All players must have some type of soccer shoe. We play on grass or turf fields. We recommend a cleat or indoor/outdoor shoe. It is not required that players have shoes for each type of surface.
- All players must wear the designated practice jerseys and shorts at practice. You may wear BLUE or WHITE socks that you choose, and be long enough to cover your shin guards.
KBSC Playing time
- All players will get to play in regular-season games (tournaments excluded), HOWEVER, not all players will have equal playing time.
- Practice, attitude, and ability will determine your minutes of play. Playing time is based on the coach’s discretion based on your commitment, dedication during practice, and individual player match-ups.
- All players will get to play in tournaments. Meaning you may play in a first bracket game, but you may play fewer minutes or not get to play in a championship game. Again, not all players will have equal playing time.
- I will always do what is best for the TEAM as a whole.
- If you (the PLAYER) have a problem with playing time, etc. It is your responsibility to come to your coach and discuss the problem first. If you do not feel the problem has been addressed or resolved, then have your parents contact the Technical Director.
- Playing time will not be discussed at games or practices. Please set up a time to meet with the coach to discuss this matter.
KBSC Player Behavior Expectations
- Remember, you are at a competition to support and cheer for your team and to enjoy the skill and competition; not to intimidate or ridicule the other team, fans, or referees.
- Remember, players will make mistakes, praise teammates for their attempt to improve themselves.
- Participating in a game is a privilege when observing a game from the bench, it is not a license to verbally assault coaches, players, parents, or referees.
- Learn the rules of the game, so that you may understand and appreciate why certain situations take place.
- Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators, and support groups.
- Respect the integrity of the coaches and officials.
- Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
- During or after a game, you do not insult or attack a referee, parent, or other players. You show restraint and let the coach address bad calls or taunting from other players. A cool head must prevail.
- Due to COVID-19, no handshakes after the game or high fives during the game to celebrate with players.
KBSC Absentee Policy
If you cannot attend a practice, notify your coach before practice. In the event of an unexcused absence from practice without notifying the coach, they will be treated in the following manner:
- 1st absence with no notification: Reduced playing time
- 2nd absence with no notification: Suspension from the upcoming game
- 3rd absence with no notification: 2 game Suspension
- 4th absence with no notification: Dismissal from the team, pending review of the disciplinary committee
KBSC Missed Game Policy
- Any athlete who misses a game without notifying the coach 1-hour prior to the start of the game, will be suspended from the next game. Exceptions for this rule will be made for illness, family emergencies, or official school functions. School functions must be discussed with the coach prior to the absence.
KBSC Tardy Policy
- 1st offense- verbal warning
- 2nd offense- verbal warning/conditioning/parent contact
- 3rd offense- reduction in playing time/conditioning/parent contact
- 4th offense- suspension from upcoming game/conditioning/parent contact
- 5th offense- dismissal from team/parent contact, pending review from the disciplinary committee
- Extra conditioning will be used as a form of discipline for any wrong behavior during practices/games.
- Extra conditioning will be used as a form of discipline for not wearing proper uniform during training and/or games.
- Any discipline issues off the field, such as bullying could result in a loss of playing time and/or Suspension Until Further Notice (SUFN) from the team.
- If an athlete has been placed on SUFN, that player will assist the coach during training. The same penalty will occur if it happens a second time. The third offense will result in the player being dismissed from the team. It is the coach’s discretion as to whether any other punishment is deemed necessary.
- Use of drugs, alcohol, or having excessive absences, or tardiness from the team, being disrespectful to coaches, or any form of unsportsmanlike conduct can result in dismissal or suspension from the team.
- Inappropriate use of social media or any form of electronic communication will be considered a violation of team rules and can result in the player being placed on behavior probation contract, suspension from an upcoming game, or dismissal from the team. This does include texting.
- Continued violation of rules or failing of classes in school will result in the athlete being placed on a behavior/grade probation contract. Violating the contract could lead to dismissal from the team or temporary suspension from the team for a period of time.
- If you fail a class, for the six weeks, you are ineligible for any games or tournaments until the next passing progress report.
KBSC Bus/Van & Hotel Policy
- On the way to games, talking will be kept to a minimum. You may listen to your music with headphones and respect other’s space.
- Before each game, you will be required to get dressed and report to a designated area where you will wait with your teammates, quietly, until we get on the bus/van. You will not be permitted to run around the hotel, and be disruptive to the hotel guests. It cannot be in the lobby unsupervised.
- All players are required to ride the Bus/Van to and from games unless they are with their parents. Emergencies are the only exception. All players and parents will be required to complete the transportation release form for these occasions. A player will not be released to anyone, except a parent without a note from the parent prior to the game. Once the player has been released to this person, KBSC will no longer be responsible for their safety.
- Any damages or costs incurred in the room or hotel common areas caused by any player(s), the parents will be liable for such cost.
- Place the emotional and physical well-being of your players ahead of a personal desire to win.
- Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athlete, remembering the large range of emotions and physical development for the same age group.
- Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior, and leadership. Adhere to strong ethical and integrity standards.
- Learn the rules of the game and teach them in letter and spirit.
- Set a good example for players and spectators.
- Shake hands with opposing coaches and officials before and after each match.
- Respect the integrity of the official. By giving respect, you get respect.
- Do not use profanity or other objectionable languages.
- Be responsible for your players and parents on the sideline.
- Arguments in front of your teammates, coach, and parents.
- Blaming your players for mistakes on the field.
- Gestures or language that insults or offends an official or opposing coach.
- Throwing objects in disgust.
- Make sportsmanship your first priority!
|COMPETITIVE TEAMS :: 2020-21 PRACTICE SCHEDULE|
|U9/2012 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Danny Gomez|
|U9/2012 Premier Blue||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Juan Carlos Rodriguez|
|U9/2012 Premier White||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Enrique Garcia|
|U10/2011 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Juan Carlos Rodriguez|
|U10/2011 Premier Blue||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Edwin McFarlane|
|U10/2011 Premier White||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Enrique Garcia|
|U11/2010 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Daniel Medina|
|U11/2010 Premier Blue||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Wilmer Salgado|
|U11/2010 Premier White||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Miguel Martinez|
|U12/2009 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Mario Ferro|
|U12/2009 Premier Blue||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Enrique Garcia|
|U12/2009 Premier White||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green||Edwin McFarlane|
|U13/2008 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Wilmer Salgado|
|U13/2008 Premier Blue||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Daniel Medina|
|U13/2008 Premier White||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Danny Gomez|
|U14/2007 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Hernan Acosta|
|U14/2007 Premier Blue||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Edward Bejarano|
|U14/2007 Premier White||M/W/F||TBD||St. Agnes School||Edward Bejarano|
|U15/2006 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Luis Zapata|
|U15/2006 Premier Blue||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Luis Zapata|
|U15/2006 Premier White||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Mario Ferro|
|U16/2005 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Joey Lopez|
|U16/2005 Premier||M/W/F||TBD||MAST/St. Agnes||Joey Lopez|
|U17/2004 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||MAST||Claudio Nocco|
|U17/2004 Premier||M/W/F||TBD||MAST||Marco Cortez|
|U18/2003 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green/MAST||Hernan Acosta|
|U19/2002 Elite||M/W/F||TBD||Village Green/MAST||Marco Cortez|
|U9/2012 Elite||TBD||TBD||Village Green/K-8||Francisco Chavez|
|U10/2011 Elite||TBD||TBD||Village Green/K-8||Anastasia Rosa|
|U11/2010 Elite||TBD||TBD||Village Green/K-8||Anastasia Rosa|
|U12/2009 Elite||TBD||TBD||Village Green/K-8||Rosie Lopez|
|U13/2008 Elite||TBD||TBD||Village Green/St. Agnes||Francisco Chavez|
|U14/2007 Elite||TBD||TBD||Village Green/MAST||Anna Maliszewska|
|U14/2007 Premier||TBD||TBD||Village Green/St. Agnes||Andres Angel|
|U15/2006 Elite||TBD||TBD||Village Green||Anna Maliszewska|
|U17/2004 Elite||TBD||TBD||Village Green||Rafael Arias|