FCA Soccer Player/Parent Code of Conduct

PLAYERS: I understand the emotions of competitive sports and my role in these situations. I will respect my opponents, coaches, referees, and other teammates with integrity. I will obey the laws of the game and play within the spirit of the game. I will not use any vulgar or hostile language during competition or training.

I will allow the coach to do his/her job without interference. If I have concerns with strategy, tactics, or coaching decisions, I will address those concerns with my coach privately.

I understand that it is my responsibility to bring all required equipment and uniforms to each training session and game.

I understand that membership in FCA Soccer Club requires my compliance to this code of conduct and failure to do so will hold me subject to disciplinary measures.

 

PARENTS/FAMILIES: I will be supportive of my player, his/her teammates, and the coach.  I will only make positive comments during training or games.  I will not speak disparagingly about other players in front of my child.

I will allow the coach to do his/her job without interference.  I will not coach my child (or other players) from the sidelines.  If I have a concern over decisions made by the coach, I will not complain to other parents nor will I approach the coach to discuss the matter immediately after a game/training session when emotions may run high.  I will call the coach after a cooling off period and make an appointment to privately discuss my concerns.

If after speaking with coach I am not satisfied with the outcome, I will speak with the Director of Coaching for the appropriate age group.  If questions or concerns persist, I understand that I may contact the Executive Director of Coaching and ultimately members of the Coaching Committee.

I will respect the referees and their decisions.  I will not criticize, yell at, or approach them. I will respect our opponents and their parents.  I will only make positive comments to or about opposing players.  I will interact with the parents in a positive way that reflects well on the team and the club.  I will not argue or respond to inflammatory conduct from other parents.

I will keep youth sports in perspective.  I understand the Mission Statement of the club is to develop individual and team soccer skills to each youth’s fullest potential.  I will be supportive regardless of the results of a game.  Sometimes more can be learned from losing than winning. I understand that I am a representative of the FCA Soccer Club and will show good sportsmanship.

I will encourage other members of my family to follow this Code of Conduct.

I understand that membership in FCA Soccer Club requires my compliance with this code of conduct and failure to do so will hold me subject to the disciplinary measures.

I understand that I am responsible for the full financial commitment of one seasonal year (Fall/Winter/Spring) to provide unity with players on my respective team(s) and support for the club.