Soccer is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
The word “soccer,” which is believed to have originated in Britain some 200 years ago, comes from the official name of the sport, “association football.” As other versions of the game evolved to include Rugby Football, it is believed the Brits adopted colloquialisms to distinguish each game.
Ever since the game soccer was introduced, it has been played by millions of players around the world and soccer banners have been used since time immemorial. Team banner plays an important role in the success of every soccer players, they act as a memorabilia once the game season is over. They don’t just act as decoration or a way to show your support to the team but most players keep a piece of their banner as keepsake.
Here are some suggestions when getting your own banner:
- Banners typically include the players’ names, coaches’ names, and the manager’s name.
- Players’ jersey numbers are optional.
- Ask for a parent volunteer to be responsible for bringing the banner/flag to every game.
- You can also do your banner with the team name only to be able to use it again the following year as players drop or add to teams every year.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to support your child if they show interest in the game soccer or any other sports per se. Here are some of your responsibilities and duties as a parent whose child is part of a prestigious team.
- Generate a team roster, including player names, player uniform number, staff names, and phone numbers. A copy of the roster should go to the Director of Team Parents and to each member of the team.
- Distribute all the uniforms as soon as possible.. Help select a team name and submit it to the Director of Uniforms and Awards.
- Maintain records of all team monies collected and spent, giving a weekly accounting to team parents.
- Make a team banner. Team banners should include the team name, the team number, and all sponsors (if any). If your coach does not already have a banner, you may make one yourself by collecting for the cost of the materials from each family on the team, or ask someone on the team to make it.
A team banner is a very important thing to have before the start of the game, it will make a good remembrance for the team player so it is important to have a durable and long-lasting banners that players can keep for a long time.