MEETINGS WITH STAFF AND COACHES
If you wish to speak with one of the coaches you should request to meet at least a week prior to the meeting date. Some of the coaches will help other coaches after their own session so they are usually still involved in other practices and cannot meet without prior notification. Please be respectful of the coaches’ time as they usually have other tasks and responsibilities in addition to coaching the session during the designated time.
HOW TO REACH US
If your message is urgent either call/text 650 387 4128 or 650 799 7984 (be sure to identify yourself), or email or post a note on your team’s group page wall on Pass2Me (you can text the message to the wall, or post it through the website or the mobile site from your phone).
* See directions to the right about how to Text us via Pass2Me.
Players leaving early or arriving late to a game or practice must notify the club manager by email or post on the appropriate team page on Pass2Me prior to the commencement of the session. It is very important that players be punctual for games and practice. Playing time may be limited if players are late or absent without acceptable reasons. Academic, health, personal and emergencies are naturallly taken into consideration.
We recommend that you not leave your child alone at the field without coaches either before or after the sessions - for their own safety. Coaches are required to coach and supervise their sessions during the designated practice/game times. While we often arrive early or leave late, we cannot guarantee a specific time of arrival or departure if it’s early/late and we cannot guarantee that this will happen every time. We don’t want parents to expect that coaches will always be there early/late and then leave their child to be supervised when a coach has a prior obligation and must leave the field. It puts the coach in a compromising situation as they won’t leave a young player alone and unsupervised.
If the team coach happens to be at the field and permits an earlier than normal drop off, this is the only time we will allow a player to arrive early. If players do arrive early they should start helping with equipment, juggling and working on thier soccer homework or warming up with a teammate until practice commences.
Players are obviously free to leave at the conclusion of practice, even if the coach goes over the allotted time. Sometimes a coach will remain beyond the allotted time to ensure all players are collected from the field or because they simply wish to continue their sessions. If you are in a hurry and wish your child to leave the field please come to the sideline to call or signal your son or daughter discreetly, or catch the attention of a nearby coach to pass on the message. We will then excuse your child. Please remember not to walk on the field or between team training sessions to pick up your child. We will only release players to parents once we see their ride has arrived. Players should wait inside the fenced area and close to the coaches until their ride arrives.
If you will be arriving late and it is a last minute emergency or uncontrollable occurrence notify us immediately by calling/texting 650 387 4128 or 650 799 7984 (be sure to identify yourself), or email or post a note on your team’s group page wall on Pass2Me (you can text the message to the wall, or post it through the website or the mobile site from your phone).
Only players and coaches are permitted on the fields at all times. This means that the field may still be 'live' when we end practice so please remember to let the players come off the field to you. Do not under any circumstances enter the field of play or practice area under any circumstances unless explicitly instructed to do so.
Please view from the designated bleacher area or other acceptable location. At Jordan Middle School this would be on the West side of the field along the tennis courts area. Do not remain around the shed or view from the school parking lot or between practice fields.
SICK AND INURED PLAYERS
If a player has seen a doctor or surgeon for an injury or illness, we will require a doctors note (written or emailed to ) clearing the player to fully participate in all PSV Union activities, or advising of the limitations, if any, restricting full participation. We will also require a written email from a parent or guardian releasing their son/daughter to play and or train.
The league and club require this clearance for insurance purposes and the coaches require this information to understand the health and condition of each player in all practices and games so that they are enabled to make informed decisions on playing time and intensity.
PRACTICE & GAME ATTIRE
Players must wear soccer specific soccer clothing and shoes. Street gear or regular clothing or other sports gear is not allowed. We do not expect every player to wear expensive replica equipment but we do prefer at least club training shirts ($12/shirt) or replica shirts or general soccer t-shirts. Shinguards and soccer socks (not mismatched) must be worn. Soccer boots with cleats are required. During winter months, we ask every player to also bring flat athletic shoes (running shoes, indoor soccer shoes, or other flat soled athletic shoes) in case we cannot use the grass due to rain. Bringing warm clothing (tracksuit, sweatshirt, sweatpants, etc.) is required during winter months for before and after practice. Players should bring a bag to carry their extra equipment and should always bring a water bottle.
Players must always bring BOTH sets of uniforms to all games. Uniform items are reserved for games and should not be worn at practices. For U13 and older teams, a team tracksuit and backpack is required on top of the regular uniform. For younger players, we ask that they bring soccer-specific warm-ups if they don’t have the team/club warm-ups.
Ordering Uniforms & Practice Gear:
Go to our Uniforms page (under Teams) for more information.
Send payments either
a) electronically, via PayPal
b) by mail to:
PSV Union FC
555 Bryant St, #437
Palo Alto, CA 94301
* Please mail in forms and payments. We prefer and appreciate that players NOT hand payments and forms to coaches as often this paperwork gets lost, misplaced or destroyed. New players and trialists may bring their forms with them if it’s the first day.
We use Pass2Me to Send/Receive text messages To/From our mobile phones to our Pass2Me pages for all Teams, our Homework Page, Juggling Page, Small Groups, and other group pages.
If you want to reach us by Texting a message from your Phone to one of our group pages on Pass2Me, read below.
When to Use Text to Post
Please post a note on your team’s group page wall on Pass2Me about attendance, updates or other team-related questions. You may also reach out to anyone on the team (any person in the group) this way.
To post on the wall of any user or page, you can text the message from your phone to the wall (see instructions below), or post it through the website or use the Pass2Me mobile site from your phone.
Here are all the short names for PSV Union Team group pages:
For more info on how to do this, go to the Mobile info page on Pass2Me.