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FFC Park Rules & Policies 

We take great pride in providing one of the best facilities in the region.  Please follow the rules & policies below to ensure the facility remains a clean and an enjoyable environment for all staff, teams, players & parents.

  • NO Alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the soccer complex or on any soccer fields or any adjacent parking lot for youth and adult.
  • NO Glass containers.
  • NO DOGS or other animals inside the fenced area whether they are on a leash or being carried.
  • Park only in Main Parking lot which is accessed off of Rt. 17 ( Mills Drive ).  This is shared lot between FFC & VYSA.
  • Cross the fence only at the gates
  • Authorized Personal Staff only allowed in rear Storage Area & rear Parking Lot.  
  • NO SMOKING
  • NO LITTERING.  Trash cans are located at the Pavilion.
  • No warm-up allowed on the fields.  Be sure to utilize the designated Warm-Up Areas and any other areas outside the Playing Fields to perform all Warm-Up drills and exercises. 
  • No play whatsoever during halftime by spectators, siblings or teams schedule next on that field.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR SPECTATORS UNDERSTAND AND ADHERE TO THESE SIMPLE RULES.

FFC Park Sideline Etiquette

1. Be positive.  Be supportive.  Cheer for the team. Encourage all of the players. Keep negative comments to yourself, especially those directed at another parent's child.  Remember that the players are doing the best that they can and that playing good soccer is more difficult than it looks.  

2. Do not coach.  Let the coaches make adjustments as they see the need.  Many times the instruction from a spectator is exactly the opposite of the instruction given by the coach.  Allow the players the freedom to make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes.  Spectator statements like "Stay Wide," Clear It," "Pass The Ball," "Get Rid of It," "Move Up," "Move Back," etc., tend to undermine the need for players to communicate with each other.  

3. Never address players on the other team, except to encourage.  

4. Treat the officials with respect.  All officials make mistakes.  All humans make mistakes.  Let the officials be human.  Let the coaches approach the officials if they feel the need.  The referee may be wrong, but not as often as you are?  Have you ever seen a referee change his mind because a parent shouted at him or her?  

5. Do not engage is game‐related discussions with parents from the opposing team.  We will be playing these teams  for  many  years  to  come.    We  want  to  be  known  in  the  soccer  community  as  an  organization that has class  whether  we  win,  lose  or  draw.    The  game  score  will  not  be  remembered.    The  argument or inappropriate remarks will be.  

6. Leave the game on the field.  When the game is over, no amount of comment, question or discussion with the players,  officials  or  coaches  can  change  the  outcome.    Regardless  of  the  outcome,  the  coaches  will evaluate the performance, reinforce the good things and work to correct the things needing improvement.  

7. Keep the game fun.  Winning is more fun than losing, but each player should enjoy playing because they love  the game.    Avoid  offering  bribes  or  "pumping  up"  your  child.    Allow  them  to  become  self‐motivated.  Make sure that you take time to enjoy the game yourself.  I have heard comments from some of the team that they dread it when their parents start shouting at the referee.  It is noticeable that when some parents get more and more agitated, their child gets more and more withdrawn during the game.  

Think  about  your  own  job.    If  you  have  someone  who  you  knew  was  going  to  shout  at  you  every  time you made  a  mistake,  wouldn't  you  stop  putting  yourself in  the  position  to  make  this  mistake?    That  is what happens with some of the players on the team.  They would rather not have the ball than risk having it and making a mistake! 


 

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FFC Park
1898 Mills Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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