Use of BHHS Football Field
Use of BHHS Football Field - 2013
From Alex Arko, Fields Coordinator
(December 31, 2012) There will be a change in policy regarding use of the BHHS field and the goals this season. While the High School soccer season is under way, we will not be locking the goals up at the South end of the field. We can leave them out as the HS also uses them for their practices. This goes for the main goals as well. However, once the season is over we will have to move all the goals to the South end of the field, and lock them up there. I will let all of you know when this needs to happen and will go over the procedure for this at that time.
However we do still need to move all of the goals off the main field at the conclusion of our practice day. The smaller goals should be moved approximately 10 yards off the field. The main goals should never be left in the middle of the field. They should be rolled on their wheels back to their normal positions at the end of the field. Then the wheels should be rotated back to their ‘off’ position. This is a simple thing to do and alleviates stress to the wheels.
- GOAL CARE
- PRACTICE SLOTS
- DON'T FIX THINGS YOURSELF - CONTACT ME
I have recently disassembled all of the practice goals and have reattached the nets in a way that should alleviate any maintenance throughout the season. However if the goals are abused the holes in the nets will reappear. We all know how much fun that is. This will not happen if you PICK UP the goals whenever they need to be moved!!! Do not drag them. It has been considered as punishment for dragging goals to drag that coach around the field in his underwear, just to get an idea of how much friction and stress this creates. I was voted down on that one, unfortunately!
So pick up goals to move them and remove them from the field when you are done for the evening and we will all have a mutually enjoyable experience at BHHS.
No coach should simply show up for a practice slot for which they are not assigned. This creates tremendous ill will with the HS, and other coaches as well. If you need a slot contact Ji and reserve it. Don’t assume because the schedule shows that a team is at a tournament that you can simply slide in. That slot may have been reserved late in the day and you arriving will only create problems for those of us that don’t like problems.
Yes, they do show up and they do like to play soccer, just like the rest of us. I have spoken with these groups and have an understanding about how AYSO has priority on the entire field. They know that they play only because we let them play. I cannot stress enough that no coach should attempt to remove them from a portion of the field. If they see you on the field and are ready for practice they should and 99% of the time will stop playing and surrender the field to you. If they don’t you can let them know that you have a scheduled practice at this time. If they don’t leave the field DO NOT get into it with them. Call myself and I will either come to the field or talk with them over your phone. Generally speaking they should not be on the main field if all the 4 slots are scheduled for. They usually play on one of the ‘E’ slots off the field. If an ‘E’ slot is available they are welcome to play there. If they are treated with some respect they will be respectful of us and our right to have the field.
Lastly, if there are any problems with the goals or other equipment on any of our fields you may contact me at and I will see to it that the issue gets fixed. DO NOT cut nets so as to re-attach them to the posts! Don’t take portions of the nets and tie them back onto themselves! You have no idea how much time and aggravation this causes me when I inevitably have to come back to ‘fix’ your fixes!