In-Town Coach Information

Player Lesson Plans

Need ideas of drills to run with the kids? U6 Weekly Planning Lessons and U8 Weekly Planning Lessons from USA Soccer are available for download.

Coach and Player Shirts

Every coach and player must wear their team shirt during games. For those teams with extra shirts, we recommend keeping them in the equipment bag. We will collect the extra shirts with the equipment bags at the end of the season.

Equipment Bags

Equipment bags contain balls, cones, pinnies, ice packs, and a first aid kit. Bags must be returned at the end of the last game of the season. Be sure to remove all trash, debris, and other non-equipment items prior to returning the bag. If you need additional ice packs or first aid supplies, please email equipment@pepperellsoccer.org.

Season Dates

The season schedule is available on the website and shows which teams are playing against each other and which field they are on. Our spring season generally starts in mid-April, depending on when the town releases the fields to us. Our fall seasons generally starts in early September. Both seasons consist of 8 games over 9 weeks (no games Memorial Day or Columbus Day weekends).

Coaches Clinic

A mandatory coaches clinic for all U6, U8, and U10 head and assistant coaches will be held prior to the start of each season. Come ready to play and participate! Bring a soccer ball, water, and plenty of energy.

Weather

If the fields are closed, the Field Status on the Pepperell Soccer homepage will be updated. Games will be called no less than 1 hour prior to start time, except in emergencies. If you are on the field and it starts thundering or lightning, please call the game immediately and have the players leave the field.

CORI reminder

All head and assistant coaches must have a valid CORI. Original identification materials (not copies) must be validated in person by our registrar. If for some reason you have not done yours or you need to have a new one done, please contact our registrar (registrar@pepperellsoccer.org). For more information about the CORI process and what’s required, reference Mass Youth Soccer’s Adult CORI Registration.

Field Lining Schedule (U8 only)

The field lining schedule has been sent to all coaches, with each U8 team has been assigned 1 or 2 days to line the fields. Field lining takes approximately 30-45 minutes. The supplies are located in the yellow bin at Glow Field. The combination is included in the email to each coach. Please handle the equipment with care. Last year, some equipment was damaged.

Net Set-up and Clean-up

U6 coaches – please put the nets in place when you arrive on Sundays. For teams playing on Glow 3, please return the nets to along the fence after your game.

U8 coaches – please move the nets into place for U8 games when you arrive and then bring them back to the fence line after the game.

F License

We strongly recommend all head and assistant coaches obtain their F License thru U.S. Soccer. The class can be taken online. After obtaining your F License, you may submit your receipt to our treasurer for reimbursement.

Team Parents

Every team will have a team parent who is responsible for organizing the snack schedule, distributing raffle tickets, getting the coaches certificates signed, handing out pictures, and sending reminders to the team for you. They are a very valuable resource and the commitment is minimal. If any teams are without a team parent, please let us know and we can look and see if any parents on your team volunteered to be a team parent during the time of registration.

Parent Volunteers

While we appreciate the help and support of parents, we are unable to allow parents to step in and help on the field – such as during practices and games. Anyone over 18 who has not been CORI’d through Pepperell Soccer is not permitted to interact with the children in any way. This is policy is strictly enforced by Mass Youth Soccer.

Drop Outs

If a played drops out and/or decides not to play, please let the In-Town Directors know ASAP. We may have a waiting list and can slide another player into that spot.

Pets

Pets are not permitted within the fenced area of the fields at any time. This includes all playing surfaces and spectator areas.

Smoking, Vaping, e-Cigarettes

There is no smoking, vaping, or using of e-cigarettes within the fenced area of the fields at any time. This includes all playing surfaces and spectator areas.

Practice Fields (U8 only)

All practices are to be held on the last 2 fields on Glow (Glow 2 and 3). These are the furthest from the parking lot, closest to Village Road. Please keep your teams off of the U14 field (outlined in blue) during practices.

Spectators

All spectators must remain behind the red spectator line along the fence line. Per Mass Youth Soccer rules, spectators are not allowed between the fields or on the left side of the fields. Only registered players, referees, CORI’d coaches, and CORI’d Pepperell Soccer staff are permitted on or between the fields – NO EXCEPTIONS.

See you on the field!

Brittany Werner
Craig Hansen
In-town Directors