Who are the chicas?
Idaho soccer is on the rise, and we’re fanning the flame. We believe in quality over quantity, people over profit, and sweating the small and big stuff. We develop, compete, advance, and repeat. We connect, listen, teach and partner with our families and community. Our drive to serve our players and develop amazing female athletes, is all consuming. We’re humbled by the love and passion of our members and staff. We’re inspired by girls with ambition, and players of the past and present who have paved the way. We’re emboldened to be different, that teaching is valued over managing, and people over profit. We chose the name Indie Chicas because it means, "independent" and “girls”, a culture of being different, standing out and being bold. We believe that the Chicas are community, and our players, coaches, families and teams are our voice. We are the Indie Chicas Futbol Club.
Master the foundation. Learn the game. Train. Compete. Train. Repeat.
We develop the “team” concept; developing sophistication realized through daily continuity and connection.
It’s her game. She gets our focus. She gets our resources.
Style of Play
Attacking futbol; ball on the floor, flow, tempo, and rhythm.
Defending; intelligence and controlled fury.
chicas code of conduct
By Chicas, for Chicas.
The purpose of this living document is to foster sisterhood and establish player expectations that support players, teams and club. Chicas expectations include, but are not limited to:
INCLUSIVE - welcome teammates and guests
POSITIVE - uplift one another verbally and with action
SUPPORTIVE - be a positive presence to your teammates and community
LOYALTY - we take care of our own...we are family
HONESTY - be true to yourself and others
RESPECT - for self, teammates, opponents, officials, and laws of the game
COMMITMENT - be your best –person, daughter, sister, student, teammate and player
COMMUNITY SERVICE - abundance and opportunity result from being generous to our community through fundraising and outreach activities
The following are solutions and consequences for negative actions/behaviors towards teammates, both on and off the field:
Player Resolution - players resolve issues one on one, in person with respect.
Player Apology to Teammate - player acknowledges wrong doing and apologizes to teammate(s).
Player Apology to Team – player acknowledges wrong doing and apologizes to team.
Player Probation – player is placed on probation, next offense results in suspension or dismissal from team/club.
Player Suspension - player is suspended for an agreed upon amount of time from all team/club activities.
Player Dismissal - player is dismissed from team and club for the duration of the year.
Parent code of conduct
A note from our parents:
Soccer is a wonderful sport and a passionate game. We should always remember our attitude is contagious. The referees, players, coaches and fans should come together in a positive environment to match wits and skills. The other team is our opponent, not our enemy, and they should be treated with respect. As members of the Chica’s organization all parents, players, coaches and staff commit to behaving with the highest level of integrity and displaying good sportsmanship at all times.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIVING DOCUMENT DEVELOPED BY CHICAS PARENTS, FOR CHICAS PARENTS. THE PURPOSE IS TO FOSTER A POSITIVE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR DAUGHTERS, THE GAME, AND SOCCER COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. CHICAS PARENT EXPECTATIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
I will provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports.
I will be responsible for controlling my behavior, in a positive manner, during games/practices.
I will be an example of positive behavior to others attending games/practices.
I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice or other Chicas related events.
I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win.
I will be in control of my emotions at all times.
I will remain in the spectator area during games/practices.
I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
I will not advise the coach on how to do their job.
I will refrain from drinking and smoking at youth competitions.
I support my daughter as this is her game. It is my role to support her in her passion for soccer. Her participation is a privilege, not a right.
I will show respect for all participants including, but not limited to: players, coaches, opposition, and officials at all times.
I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child and agree never to criticize her performance. Our post game talk is, “I love to watch you play.”
I will not instruct her to harm any other participants and I will not coach my child during the game/practice.
I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
I will ask my child to behave with the highest level of integrity and display good sportsmanship at all times.
I will not make insulting comments to or about any players, parents, officials, or coaches of any team.
I promise to help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectable fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.
I will do my best to ensure my child will be well rested, hydrated and supplied with proper nutrition before, during, in between and after all practices and games. I also will do my best to ensure my child is at practices and matches by the required time to ensure they have ample time to warm up and prepare.
I will require that my child’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sport coach and that the coach upholds the Coaches Code of Ethics.
Teach the Chicas Way
Connect w/players & families
Catch players doing things well - positivity
Hold players accountable to high standards
Growth Mindset – it’s about effort, discovery, learning and advancement
Use Chicas Methods and Programming
Energy & Enthusiasm
Service to players, families, staff, community
Education & Knowledge
Travel - every effort is made to minimize expense to families related to travel, while also being attentive to the needs, safety, and management of every team.
Families are responsible for player travel
Game day travel is to be avoided (*exceptions are considered)
Arrival at event should coincide with itinerary distributed by team coach
Departure/Return home should be scheduled after the last game - THE FINAL.
Players are NOT to drive to, from, and/or during any travel tournament event
Hotel & Rooming Recommendations - every effort is made to minimize expense to families, while considering the the safety and development needs of players related to their age/maturity.
U10's - parent's with players
U11 - U12's - parent's with players, or player rooms (w/assigned chaperone)
U13-U18's - player rooms preferred, but accommodations made for families with specific needs/concerns
All players and families are encouraged to stay at the same hotel
Coaches Travel: U.S. Service General Administration guidelines are used
Each team is responsible for 2 coaches (head coach & assistant coach)
*whenever possible travel (driving) and rooming should be combined
Coach's Expenses include, but not limited to:
Travel (mileage .56/mile or cost of flight, whichever is less expensive)
Per diem - $55/day
Parking pass at event and/or hotel
Baggage/Luggage check in (flights)
Car rental (if head coach is coaching multiple teams at same event)
*all expenses are shared equally among teams sharing the same head coach at same event
coaches expenses are to be paid in advance of each event.
Parent Financial Obligation - all players on travel roster are financially responsible for all travel tournament related expenses
Exceptions include: injuries and family emergencies
All players attending event are to have all tournament expenses PAID IN FULL prior to each event.