Over the last few weeks of Co-op, there have been a lot more young kids (like 2nd graders) coming out to play soccer. That is fine, but after discussing this, we feel we need to implement our "2 soccer field policy" because the smaller ones are getting hurt (and might get hurt more).
This is what our policy manual says (and has said for years):
"On nice days, if there are too many kids to play on one soccer field, the teams will be divided in this way: ages 12 and under on Field 1 and ages 13 and up on Field 2. Please instruct your child to play on the appropriate field."
It does not really matter which side is Field 1 and which side is Field 2, as long as the ages are split correctly. Please adhere to the age break. Even if your 12 year old is an awesome soccer player, and even if all of their friends are on the other soccer field, we need to stick with this age break.
Also - even though the numbers will not be large at the very beginning of lunch break, the split needs to start right at the beginning so the kids don't have to stop and re-pick teams and re-start with their limited play time.
The soccer field monitors will help with this, but PLEASE instruct your student to implement and support this split.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me or Dawn Helms know.
Mon, May 7, 2012
by Susan Thorson filed under