In order to ensure that the principles of sportsmanship, fair play, and mutual respect among players, coaches, officials, and spectators, the following Player/Parent Code of Conduct has been established. All participants are responsible for creating an environment that ends with a positive and enjoyable experience. Please take a few minutes to read with your child.
I will attend every practice and game that I can
I will listen to my coaches, work hard and give my best
I will respect the coaches and players of the opposing team and display sportsmanship at the conclusion of a game
I will respect the game officials and refrain from addressing them or commenting on their decisions during or after the game
I will accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally
I will learn and respect the rules of soccer
Ensure your child arrives at training, practices, and games on-time and fully equipped
Demonstrate open communication to all coaches and team managers when scheduling conflicts should arise
Cheer for your child's team in a positive manner, refraining at all times from making negative or abusive remarks about the opposing team. Maintain control of your emotions and avoid actions, language, and/or gestures that may be interpreted as hostile and humiliating
Respect the game officials and refrain from questioning their decisions or fromaddressing them in a loud, disrespectful, or abusive manner
Both Players and Parents should adhere to the 24 hour rule: any player or parent/guardian who is upset with a coach, for any reason, should wait 24 hours before approaching any coach or board member with complaints. This rule is intended to let parents and coaches have a cooling/calming down period. After that time, the first thing to do is to discuss the problem with a team manager (in the case of travel) or the appropriate grade-level Commissioner and then, if necessary, the coach and/or board. It is the board’s opinion that, after waiting the required period of time, everyone will be able the discuss any problem in a calmer, more professional manner.