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CODES OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS, PARENTS AND COACHES



The Code of Conduct is based on the concept of fair play, defined by five basic principles
*respect for the rules
*respect for the referees and their decisions
*respect for all participants, including teammates, coaches and opponents
*equal participation
*maintaining self-control at all times


Coach’s Code of Conduct:


*I will remember that players play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves
*I will remember that participants need a coach they can respect. I will be generous with praise and set a good example
*I will ensure that all players get equal instruction, support and playing time
*I will teach players to act fairly and respect the rules, referees and our opponents
*I will not ridicule, show disrespect, or yell at the referees
*I will be selective in the amount of instructions I give players during the game
*I understand that I am responsible for ensuring that substitute players, bench personnel and my team’s spectators do not interfere with the game
*I will work in cooperation with the referees for the benefit of the game
*I will be reasonable when scheduling practices, remembering that players and their families have other interests and obligations
*I will be on time and prepared for games and practices
*I will not ridicule or yell at players for making mistakes or for performing poorly
*I will inform parents of any injuries their child might have suffered
*I will dress appropriately and wear the coach shirt provided by the Club at all
games and practices so that I present a professional image and be easily identified
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Player’s Code of Conduct:


*I will play soccer because I want to, not because others want me to play
*I will play by the rules of soccer, and in the spirit of the game
*I will control my temper, I will not fight, “mouth off” or use bad language
*I will respect my opponents
*I will be a team player
*I will remember that winning isn’t everything-that having fun, playing fair, improving my skills, making friends and doing my best are the most important
*I will acknowledge all good play-those of my teammates and of my opponents
*I will accept the decisions of coaches and referees and show them respect
*I agree that practices and games are equally important
*I will arrive 10 minutes before practices and 15 minutes before games
*If I cannot make a game or practice, I will notify the coach at least 24 hours in advance
*I will take good care of my uniform and wear it to all games
*I will wear shin pads and appropriate footwear to all games and practices.


Parents’ Code of Conduct


*I will remember that my child or children play soccer for his or her enjoyment, not for mine
*I will NOT give instructions to players--that is the coach’s job
*I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning, so that my child or children will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game
*I will make my child feel like a winner by offering praise for competing fairly and doing their best
*I will encourage my child or children to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence
*I will never ridicule or yell at my child or children for making a mistake or losing a game
*I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good plays by both my child’s team and their opponents
*I will never question the referee’s judgment or honesty
*I will support all efforts to eliminate verbal and physical abuse from children’s soccer games
*I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches, who give their time for the benefit of my child or children
*I will make sure my son/daughter shows up for scheduled practices and games at the time designated by the coach
*I realize that the team can be penalized for my behaviour and that I must obey an order by a referee or from the team’s coach to leave the vicinity of the field