For Parents

Information to keep you up-to-date on the program.

Booster Club

Text Updates - Looking for updates from the team? Sign up for an account at Remind and then join the @lcbparent class! We'll text you with reminders for events your players forget to tell you about!
Your players should join lists (classes) specific to thier teams (Varsity - @lacuevafb & Junior Varsity - @be4cff)

The number one priority of parents should be that their children have POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE ATHLETIC EXPERIENCES. The responsibilities of parents seem to fall into two distinct areas: support and understanding. When parents lose sight of these prime concerns, problems can develop.

Player / Parent Handbook

The 2018 Player / Parent is now available for download.

Support

Basic Support: Parents should do the best they can to help their children in the following areas:

  1. Nutrition - Have them eat right to perform at their best.
  2. Proper Rest - Sleep is essential and often neglected part of an athlete training/competition schedule.
  3. Transportation - Provide or help arrange for rides to and from practices, games etc.
  4. Time Management - Family, school, athletic, social and work responsibilities can become too much for a young athlete. Guidance in this area helps children remain focused on their personal goals.

Support by Caring: There are many ways for parents to show their children that they are truly concerned for them:

  1. Always keep the child's best interests in the forefront.
  2. Always be aware of the child's needs, feelings, and concerns.
  3. Honestly assess the child's ability or potential and work to instill true confidence.
  4. Always try to be interested in the progress and improvement of the athletes.
  5. Attend as many of their games as possible. Obviously parents need to be there to support their children. They also need to be there to support the team.

Understanding

  1. Parents need to "understand" the role of interscholastic athletics.
    1. Fun
    2. Camaraderie
    3. Fitness/Exercise
    4. Lifelong lessons
      • Self-discipline
      • Hard work and Improvement
      • Meeting challenges
      • The value and power of team work
      • Stress management
      • Competitive Sportsmanship
  2. Parents need to understand the various Points Of View of all involved (with the team).
    1. The Point of View (P.O.V.) of their child (the athlete)
    2. Their own P.O.V.
    3. The P.O.V. of the other athletes and their parents.
    4. The P.O.V. of the coach.
  3. Parents need to "understand" how to motivate their children to achieve their full potential.
    1. Help to set realistic, attainable goals.
    2. Be aware of the kinds of things that have positive (and negative) effects on the athlete and the team.
  4. Parents need to "understand" the concept of being PART OF A TEAM:
    1. The fragile nature of a team and its members (team chemistry)
    2. Team attitudes - the idea that there is no place on a team for selfishness.
    3. Team Success is based on the group effort. Individual achievements are fine as long as the team remains the number one priority.

Problems

  1. Loud, obnoxious, unsportsmanlike behavior. Such actions are an embarrassment to the parents, their children, the school and to the community. They are unnecessary and not acceptable.
  2. Becoming overly critical:
    1. Of their children
    2. Of the team or the players on the team
    3. Of the coach
    4. Of the referees or the game officials (griping and complaining is contagious, negative behaviors rarely bring about positive change!)
  3. "Overstepping" or going too far - Parents simply are not responsible for
    1. Game strategies
    2. Program philosophy
    3. Rating of other players
    4. Evaluation of players, coaches, programs or officials.

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