Coach's Code of Ethics
Coaches must also follow all of the rules as outlined in the Parents Code of Ethics.
I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of any personal or parental desire to win.
I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development
within the same age group.
I will do my best to provide a safe environment for my players during practice or games by checking player
equipment, field equipment, keeping the playing area in excellent condition and insuring the area is free of
any alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players; making sure that all
my players are fit for practice and competition; educating them on the technical, tactical, physical and
psychological demands of the game for their level within the appropriate number of training sessions
(not to exceed two) per week.
I will use those coaching techniques appropriate for the age level with which I am teaching while working
in the spirit of cooperation with the officials, administrators, other coaches and spectators to provide the
maximum opportunity for development, sportsmanship, and appreciation for the game.
I will supervise and control our practice and playing environment so as to avoid injury utilizing and teaching
proper safety techniques and methods of play within the rules and policies set forth by the local, state and
national organizations of soccer.
I will be sensitive to the player’s needs, allow players to experience all positions, recognize the need to have
fun and receive positive feedback, teach in the spirit of enjoyment and learning; and strive to help each player
reach their full potential and assist them to be prepared for the next stage of development.
I will be knowledgeable in the rules of the game, encourage moral and social responsibility, and teach this
to my players and their parents with my own behavior and positive guidance.
I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play, sportsmanship, maintaining integrity within our sport and
being a good role model.
I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, keeping the games in perspective, and that the game is for
the children not the adults. I will remember that we are here to help the children have fun and learn. I will
help the parents and other spectators remember this as well.
I will agree to continue my coaching education by attending coaches meetings, clinics, classes, etc. throughout
the season and the year.
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