Below are some simple rules you should observe. Please consider them carefully. Our coaches have been advised to ask parents to follow this code of conduct at games and practices.
- Do not shout instructions to your child.
- Cheer for him or her when your child successfully plays the ball. However, remember your child is a member of a team.
- “Suffer in silence” whenever something occurs that goes against your child’s team.
- Always be a gracious competitor.
- Do not run up and down the sidelines.
- Do not shout insults at the referee.
- If your team loses, adopt a positive attitude.
- Remember — you child will forget about today’s game. Next week he will probably have forgotten the score.
- Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are permitted at any soccer game – home or away.
- No pets are allowed at the soccer complex at any time.
- All non-playing children must be supervised at all times.
- Coaches must ensure that the parents of the players are thoroughly familiar with the code of conduct that is expressed in these rules.
- Remember — the referee has the authority and responsibility to eject a coach from a game if he or she does not keep proper spectator control.
Follow the Code
- Play to win.
- Play fair.
- Observe the laws of the game.
- Respect opponents, teammates, referees, officials and spectators.
- Accept defeat with dignity.
- Promote the interests of soccer.
- Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence and other dangers to our sport. Soccer huge popularity sometimes makes it vulnerable to negative outside interests.
- Help others to resist corrupting pressures.
- Denounce those who attempt to discredit our sport.
- Honor those who defend soccer good reputations.