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Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches.  Here at DUF, we invite our parents to be actively engaged in your child's experience to help make it a positive one! We have set the bar high for our organization to keep our sidelines an encouraging and safe space for players from both teams, coaches, referees, and all spectators! When other teams are yelling at refs, players, and coaches the Driftless crowd can be heard encouraging each other and being kind.  Welcome to this unique family! We are glad to have you!

Additional Information:

Game Day Reminders for Parents

Team Parent Description

Concussion Fact Sheet

U8-U14 Parent and Player Code of Conduct

How to help your child be prepared for Soccer!

1. Proper equipment for soccer includes athletic clothing, shin guards, soccer socks that completely cover shin guards, cleats, and a soccer ball. Players should also bring their own water bottle to each practice. For games players need complete uniform!

2. Your child should arrive to practice 10 min early so they are ready to start on time! Players should arrive 30 min prior to game time to get properly warmed up.

3. Help your player get into the proper mindset.  When they arrive they should check gear, place items including water bottles in the proper location, be ready to work hard, listen carefully, and encourage their teammates. Help your child understand the expectations as set by your coach and the organization.

NOTE: We have limited time with the players and plan to be punctual with our start times. Players who arrive late will miss vital instruction and may be asked to wait until a good transition time to join in, as it is often time consuming and disruptive once an activity has already started. We understand things come up and everyone runs a little late at times. Please discuss with your player in those instances that they may need to wait patiently for a good transition time before they are able to jump into an activity that has already started. 

Communication is KEY!

Weather Related Information:

Weather changes quickly in Wisconsin, so ALWAYS check your email and or text messages prior to leaving for practices and games. We will do our best to communicate as quickly and efficiently as possible about any changes that may occur. Our goal is to make weather related changes by 2pm.

Team Communication:

What we have found is that there are varying needs and desires when it comes to what the ideal form and frequency of communication is for each person. With Sports Engine you have complete control of how you would like to receive information and updates and how often from your team. We recommend using the Sports Engine App available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, and bookmarking the website for quick reference. Also be sure you know how to navigate to your players team page on the website.




Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Driftless United Futbol experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.


Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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