Code of Conduct

Code-of-Conduct

 Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players and the spectators on their side of the field, specifically as it relates to the referee, coaches, players and spectators on the other team. Verbal and/or physical abuse will not be tolerated.

Coaches Code:

  • Remember that players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning.
  • Be reasonable in my demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same.
  • Ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  • Avoid overplaying talented players. All players deserve equal playing and training time, regardless of their ability.
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age, maturity and ability of all players.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with soccer. This includes, but is not limited to, opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. I will encourage my players to do the same.
  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to practice or play.
  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.
  • Understand that any physical contact with a player should be appropriate to soccer situations and necessary for the player’s development.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Believe that my role as a coach is to contribute to the overall success, physical, and athletic growth of the player through participation in soccer.
  • Endeavor to be a good instructor and a positive role model for my players.
  • Remember my behavior brings credit to myself, the Baymen Soccer organization and the sport of soccer.
  • Believe that referees, just as coaches and players, are attempting to do their best.
  • Understand that my attitude can influence the players, coaches and spectators.
  • Demand a sports environment for the children that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all Baymen Soccer events.


Parents Code:

  • Remember that young people participate for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams.
  • Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach players to do the same.
  • Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and the decisions of officials.
  • Not use foul language or harass players, coaches or officials.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Believe that referees, just as coaches and players, are attempting to do their best.
  • Understand that my attitude can influence the players, coaches and spectators.
  • Demand a sports environment for the children that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all Baymen Soccer events.


Players:

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with a referee or assistant referee. If I disagree I will speak with my coach.
  • Control my temper and maintain control over my emotions. I will avoid bad/negative comments and/or gestures, and I know that purposely distracting or annoying an opponent is not allowed behavior in soccer.
  • Work equally hard for myself and my team. My team’s performance will benefit, so will I.
  • Be a good sport; applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition.
  • Treat all participants in soccer as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of the their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Believe that referees, just as coaches and players, are attempting to do their best.
  • Understand that my attitude can influence the players, coaches and spectators.
  • Remember that practices are just as important as games and my attendance helps my team. I will notify my coach if I must miss a practice or a game.
  • Play for the fun of soccer!
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