Players missing practice or games or leaving early or arriving late to a game or practice must notify the club manager and state the reason for absence by email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the commencement of the session. It is very important that players be punctual for games and practice. Academic, health, personal and emergencies are naturally taken into consideration however we do need a reasonable excuse for missing practices or team events. as playing time may be impacted if players are late or absent without acceptable reasons.
If a player has seen a doctor or surgeon for an injury or illness, we may require a doctors note (written or emailed to email@example.com) clearing the player to fully participate in all PSV Union activities, or advising of the limitations, if any, restricting full participation. We require a written email from a parent or guardian releasing thee player 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. It is the coaches decision if the player is fit to participate. If a player is sick with flu/feeling ill we may contact the players guradian to pick them up and get necessary rest. Injured players are expected to attend practices and games to observe and learn unless they are receiving medical/PT treatment or if weather is unfavorable.
Call: (650) 332-9869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Typically coaches arrive 15 minutes prior to the session. We encourage players to also arrive 15 mins prior to sessions however we do not suggest leaving your child alone at the field without coaches present either before or after the sessions. Coaches are required by the club to coach and supervise their sessions during the designated practice/game times. While coaches often arrive early and leave late, we cannot guarantee a specific time of arrival or departure of the coach. Parents should not expect that coaches will always be there to supervise outside the allocated practice session. It puts the coach in a compromising situation as they arent permited 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 permitted 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 do not walk onto the desiignated field area or between training sessions to pick up your child. We will release players to parents once we see their ride has arrived. Players must wait inside the fenced area and close to the coaches until their ride arrives. They should not wait on the street or out of sight from the staff. If you will be arriving late due to last minute emergency or unpredictable occurrence notify us immediately by calling/texting (650) 332-9869 (leave number and name) or email email@example.com
While we do not have team meetings, we do meet with every parent and player in the club at least once per season or more often if the need arises. Unfortunately Coaches cannot meet without a prior arrangement. 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. Do not approach a coach/staff unless in case of emergency. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to schedule a meeting.
Only players and coaches are permitted on the fields. The field may still be 'live' when we end practice so please remember to let the players come off the field towards you. Please do not walk across the fields or enter the field of play or practice area unless permitted to do so. View from the designated area or other acceptable location suggested by the field marshall at each practice. Do not remain around the equipment shed or view from the school parking lot or between practice fields. While we encourage parents to observe practice from a respectable distance we ask that you check with your child to ensure that this is a agreeable to them.
From North California Ave. Note that there is a 'no stopping before 4 pm sign'.
From main or side entrance. Keep traffic moving. please do not hold up traffic or park in the turnout area.
Players must wear designated club clothing. Street gear or regular clothing or other sports gear is not permitted. Shinguards and soccer socks (not mismatched) must be worn. Soccer boots with cleats are required. During winter months players must 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. Game uniform items are reserved for games and must not be worn at practices. 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)
All communications with PSV staff must be directed to email@example.com. In case of emergencies Phone (call or text): (650) 332-9869
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. Do not hand payments and forms to coaches as paperwork can get lost, misplaced. New players and trialists may bring their forms with them if it’s the first day.