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Butch Litty

Boys Travel Coordinator

Phone: 856.465.1987

Kevin Kotch

Girls Travel Coordinator

John Devaney

Girls Travel Coordinator

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Marlton Travel Soccer Coach Questionnaire

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Online Injury Report Form

Coaches, the MRC now has an online injury report form. Click on the link, fill out the form and it is automatically sent on to all appropriate parties.


AS A COACH ARE YOU SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR PARENTS

Do you set a bad example
for parents?

By Steve Watson, youth coach

 

Steve Watson's face
Steve Watson,
youth coach

Shouting, screaming parents on the touchline take all the fun out of the game. It's a way of life as a coach to always have at least one parent who needs tranquillizing on match days.

He (or she) is the one that looks calm enough during the warm up, but as soon as the match starts is stalking up and down the touchline, yelling "advice".

They are too loud for comfort even if the game is going well but if, heaven forbid, their child makes a mistake they really get going.

"WHAT WERE YOU THINKING OF??!"

"COME ON!!!"

"GET STUCK IN!"

This is not only acutely embarrassing for their child, it distracts the rest of the team and gets you and your club a reputation you could do without.

So what's the answer?

You should have had a pre-season meeting where all your parents are issued with - and sign - a code of conduct that expressly forbids adult supporters from coaching from the touchline and criticizing players or officials.

If you haven't had that meeting yet, do it this week.

Carry the signed copies of the code with you and if Billy's dad (or his mum) starts playing up, take him or her to one side and remind them what they signed up to.

If that doesn't work, stronger action is required.

Point out the effect his behavior is having on his child and how uncomfortable it makes everyone feel. Tell him that he must stop shouting or he will not be allowed to come to matches any more.

I've used the expression "three strikes and you're out". It works...as long as you set a good example.

You can't expect parents to behave properly on match days unless you show them how to do it.

So don't try to coach your players while they are playing.

If you shout instructions:

  • your players probably won't hear you anyway;
  • if they do hear you, the moment has passed and your "advice" becomes confusing;
  • your players have to learn to make their own decisions, make their own mistakes and learn from them;
  • the players' parents will copy you.

Never, ever criticize a player during a match.

Your players always try their best. No child makes a mistake on purpose!

Publicly criticizing a young player will make them feel bad in front of their team-mates and parents.

And will it make make them play any better? No, it won't.

Your job is to support your players and make their soccer experience enjoyable. So if they make a mistake and need to know how to do something better, speak to them about it privately. Use the feedback sandwich - praise, constructive criticism, praise - followed by practical help.



MARLTON SOCCER CLUB REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

Marlton Lightning U-16 Girls Win Region 1 and Advance to National Finals in Tulsa OK

The Marlton Lightning girls went 5-0 over Memorial Day weekend beating state champions from WV, DE, RI, East PA and MD to advance to the Final Four Championship Series for the Presidents Cup.  The finals will be held in Tulsa, OK July 14-17.


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MARLTON SOCCER CLUB STATE CHAMPIONS

2016 NJYS U12 Boys Commissioner's State Cup Champions

Congratulations to the U12 Boys Lightning Red ('05) team for winning the 2016 NJYS Commissioner's State Cup in an exciting 1-0 victory over Summit SC yesterday.  The team is coached by Jason Snyder. Well done Boys you should be very proud of this accomplishment!!  Way to Represent Marlton SC!!



Lightning Strikes Again - U-16 Girls Repeat as State Champions

On a cold, damp day in Bordentown, NJ, The Marlton Lightning U-16 Girls successfully defended their State Championship Title from 2015 and beat their opponent by a score of 3-0.  After a scoreless first half, Kacey Mansfield opened the scoring for the Lightning in the second half through sheer persistance.  The second goal was scored of a great corner.  Sarah Weiner placed the ball perfectly and Rachael Kodluck headed the ball home for the insurance goal.  The scoring was concluded on another set piece with Sarah Weiner taking a 30 yard direct kick and scoring off the kick.  In 8 years the Marlton Lightning Girls have won 3 State Championships and have been to the final once.  Great Job Ladies


2016 State Champions

2016 NJYS STATE CHAMPIONS

Spring 2016 U-16 NJYS Gold Medal Champions

Spring 2015 U-15 NJYS Gold Medal Champions

Fall 2012 - U13 US National Championship Series Bronze Medal

Fall 2011 - U12 US National Championship Series Gold Medal Champions

Fall 2010 - U11 US Nation Championship Series Consolation Champs

2015 U-15 NJYS State Champions

2015 U-15 NJYS State Champions

The U-15 Marlton LIghtning Girls Soccer Team has won the 2015 NJYS Soccer State Championship, defeating FC Boca by a score of 1-0.  The game was highlighted by a goal in the first 3 minutes by Julia Kasinski and the outstanding goal keeping by field player Sarah Wallace.  The Lightning has a long history of success.  

Spring 2015 U-15 NJYS Gold Medal Champions

Fall 2012 - U13 US National Championship Series Bronze Medal

Fall 2011 - U12 US National Championship Series Gold Medal Champions

Fall 2010 - U11 US Nation Championship Series Consolation Champs


MARLTON SOCCER CLUB LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

MARLTON ROADRUNNERS WIN SJGSL U-15 NATIONAL DIVISION


MARLTON ROADRUNNER - 2016 SPRING NATIONAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS

The U-15 Marlton Roadrunners won the National Division of SJGSL.  Congrats go out to all the girls as well as Head Coach Dave Parker and assistant coaches Holly and Don Collins

MARLTON STORM WIN AMERICAN DIVISION OF SJGSL


2016 AMERICAN DIVISION CHAMPIONS

The Marlton Storm - completed their second perfect season, finishing 9-0-1 following a 10-0 Fall Season to win their second straight Division Title.  The Storm have continued to move up the SJ Rankings and will enter the fall as one of the top 12 teams in South Jersey.  Congrats to Coach Holly Collins, Coach Dave Richards and Coach Joe Pharis

MARLTON WILDCATS U-13 SJGSL AMERICAN DIVISION CHAMPS


2016 AMERICAN DIVISION CHAMPIONS

The Marlton Widcats finished their spring season with a record of 9-0-1 to capture the American Division of SJGSL for the spring of 2016.  Congrats to all the girls as well as Coach Tom Cionci, Coach Jim McHugh and Coach Keith Dorr


MARLTON SOCCER CLUB TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

U11 Boys Lightning Red Win EDP Central Jersey Invitational 2016

The U11 Boys Lighting Red Won the EDP Central Jersey Invitational for their age group with an impressive 3-0-0 record for the tournament.  Congrats Boys and well done!!!


2015 Premier Champions - Marlton Soccer Summer Classic

2015 Marlton Soccer Summer Classic Premier Division ChampsThe

The Marlton Mayhem U-11 Girls team started off their new fall season, much in the way they had finished their spring season.  They were champions of the U-11 Premier Bracket during the Marlton Soccer Summer Classic on August 14-16.

2015 Voorhees Memorial Day Classic U-10 Girls Premier Champions

2015 Voorhees Memorial Day U-10 Girls Premier Division Champions

The Girls from Marlton created some Mayhem in more ways than one by capturing the Premier Division Championship at the 2015 Voorhees Memorial Day Tournament.  Congrats to Coach Jay, Coach Don and all the Mayhem girls.