SOUTHERN STATES SOCCER

PARENT’S CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

  1. To not talk to or interact with game officials and to have no interaction with tournament or opposing club officials regarding contentious outcomes or incidents during any games at any time.

 

  1. To not coach from the sideline.

 

  1. To encourage all players and not to show opposition players and parents any lack of respect or to engage in arguments or conflict with anyone on the field or any spectators off the field.

 

  1. To always keep open and honest communication with coaches and club officials. If you have any concerns about your child's progress or treatment you agree to arrange a meeting with the relevant club officials.

 

  1. To understand the club philosophy, mission statement and policies and procedures regarding items or disputes arising from unclear decisions made or possible misunderstandings of same.

 

  1. To inform relatives and friends who may be attending games of this code of conduct and to take responsibility for their good behavior.

 

COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

  1. Coaches must always treat players with dignity and respect.

 

  1. Coaches are first and foremost teachers, this  relationship  develops  from  mutual  trust  and respect.

 

  1. Coaches are also leaders, and as  such  they  are  held  in  high  esteem  by  players  and  parents  and are expected  to  act as  role  models  at  all times.

 

  1. Coaches should always direct feedback towards a  player’s  athletic performance.   The essence  of  coaching  is  to  create  an  environment  for  growth  and  to  nurture  that  growth  through  thoughtful  insights,  feedback  and  discussions  with  the  player  on  ways  to  improve. This means  that  coaching  will  focus  on  the  action  or  behavior,  without  being  abusive  with  regard to  any personal  traits  of  the  athlete. Coaching is  not  a  license  to  shout,  criticize  or  punish  players  verbally,  emotionally  or  physically.

 

 

  1. Coaches must treat  referees  and  match  officials  with  dignity  and respect.  Comments or  questions  directed  to  these  individuals,  questioning  a  call  or  a  decision  must  be  done  with  respect  and  be regarding  application  of  the  Rules  of  the  Game  without  reference  to  personality or traits.

 

  1. Coaches must not discriminate  against  players  based  upon  race,  nationality,  religion  or  sexuality.  Coaches  must not  use  profane, abusive, or  condescending  language  towards  players,  parents  or  officials.

 

 

  1. Coaches must understand that  the  desire  to  win  does  not  mean  the  desire  to  win  at  all  costs,  and  the  desire  to  win  is  not  a  reason or excuse to slip into inappropriate behavior.

 

  1. Coaches must teach  with  humility  in  victory  and  graciousness  in defeat.  Coaches  should  encourage  players  to  be  personally  accountable for  their  actions,  decisions,  and  performances by setting a good example themselves.

 

 

  1. On game days, during the full extent of the game, Coaches must remain inside the  Technical  Area  unless  they  are  warming  players up, away from the sideline in order  for them to enter  the game.  Only upon permission received from  an official may a coach enter the field of play to deal with an injured player.  If no clear Technical  Area  is  marked  on  a  field,  coaches  should  be diligent in assessing an appropriate distance and not take advantage to stray from what would be the size of a normal Technical Area.

 

  1. Coaches should dress professionally during competition, games and practice sessions, wearing  approved club apparel  and  appropriate athletic shoes.