WVSC EQUIPMENT HANDOUT
1) Storage Boxes
There are storage
boxes at most fields. For Divisional
teams they are stocked with Corner Flags, Nets, a Liner and Whiting. For other teams there may be nets only. The
general access key unlocks the padlock. For some boxes a chain is used as part
of the locking system. If a chain is
used tighten it as much as possible using the padlock. No slack in the chain it
is a safety issue.
things away do not put the nets on the bags of whiting-especially if they are
wet. Damp whiting bags break or turn hard. Do not put sticks in the liners- report
problems to me.
The storage boxes
are green Hydro boxes located as follows:
West end-north door
North east corner behind the baseball scoreboard- north door
West Bay- West end
Irwin Park- North
corner has a chain
west side on 13th
H- North west
corner has a chain
B- South side by
D and E- South
east end of D- Corner flags for D and E, some cable ties and tape
F- Use H, in a
pinch use the storage room in the cinder block building.. The door is next to the equipment
storage (with all the whiting on the
ground in front of it. Liner, flags, nets and whiting. This room must be
kept locked at ALL TIMES as there is lots of equipment in it.
Whenever you, a
manager, or a parent unlocks a padlock, whether on a storage box or the chain
for a goal, please immediately re-lock the padlock. We lose numerous padlocks each year. It is an unnecessary expense.
Where they go I donâ€™t know. Into
pockets, left hanging open, put on the ground???
Apart from B, D,
E, F H, Irwin Park , Ridgeview and West
Bay ,which are permanently anchored, the goals are to be put away. The rule is, if there is not a team on the
field ready to play when your game is over, the goals get locked away!
It doesnâ€™t matter if the schedule shows a team playing later that day. Their game may be moved or cancelled.
This is a safety
issue. Every year children are killed by being struck on the head by goals
being tipped over onto them. Most fields
with moveable goals are school fields with children playing on them during the
week. Children climb the goals as play-
thatâ€™s when tragedy occurs. As a coach
or manager you may be personally responsible for those injuries.
When locking a
goal away the face of the goal is to be put tight up against the fence and the
chain is to be as tight as possible.
Failure to follow
this procedure may result in the loss of your teams privilege to use the fields
and as worst case scenario may result in the loss of the use of all school
fields to the Club. You do want to be talking to me after Iâ€™ve had a principal
phone me about soccer equipment left on their field from the weekend.
Do not allow your
players to hang off the goals, doing chin-ups or whatever. Theyâ€™re not built
4) Practice Goals on D and E
These too must be
locked away. Again if the team practicing after you does not specifically tell
you they will be responsible for putting the goals away then you must do
so. The goals are locked away in the
bays at the north and south ends of each field. The bays along the west
sideline of D and east sideline of E are for field hockey goals.
Field hockey goals
are not to be used for practice. First,
they arenâ€™t ours and secondly, they canâ€™t take the punishment. Hard hit soccer
balls destroy them- at a minimum it causes plywood to be put on our new turf.
flags on D and E
There are a whole
new set of corner flags on D and E. They have weighted bases. Please report any damaged or missing flags
and Iâ€™ll replace them. The first West
Van team puts them up and the last team takes them down. If the team following you is not a West Van
team they supply their own. They are
stored in the brown box in the south east corner of D. (Psst- We do not lock this box-its too
much of a hassle- but don't tell anyone!). Many WVSC executives drive by
Ambleside ( and the other fields) regularly and woe is you if they see corner
flags or other equipment left out. We
all have the schedules and know who the last West Van team was on the field.
Have a roll of
duct tape and some twine in your coaches bag to make emergency repairs when
The nets on the
goals may need to be mounted inside the goal rather than around the outside
(over the back bars). For some reason net
manufacturers will make the nets too small for the goals.
Any problems with goals or other equipment at the field contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please report any equipment
deficiencies asap. We will not be able to fix it immediately but will do our best