Player(s) Code of Conduct

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Rules & Responsibilities:

1.  Work hard, have fun and give your best effort every time you are on the field for practices or games.

2.  Players are expected to have the proper equipment (e.g., soccer cleats, shin guards) with them at all times. Players must wear all required equipment (especially shin guards) at the start of practice.

3.  Pay attention [listen] to the coaches when they are speaking and providing instructions on or off the field.

4.  Respect the decisions of the referee. Leave the questioning of the call up to the coach.

5.  Players are expected to notify the coaching staff, team manager or team captains as soon as possible if they are unable to attend a team practice or game, indicating why they will not be in attendance. It is the sole discretion of the coach to determine if the absence is excused or unexcused. Persistent absences will result in the following consequences:

  • 1st Offense - Receive a warning
  • 2nd Offense - Reduction in playing time
  • 3rd Offense - Suspended for the next match
  • 4th Offense - Jeopardy of being removed from the team

Examples of excused absences include, but are not limited to:

  • Illness or injury
  • Professional appointments (e.g., medical, dental, legal)
  • Family emergency (e.g., death in the family)
  • School functions (e.g., clubs, sports)
  • Religious holidays
  • Academics (e.g., studying for a test, completing a project)

Please schedule and plan for appointments accordingly. It is impossible to develop any type of effective team organization or play without the participation and commitment from each player.

6.  Players should learn the rules of soccer and play by them at all times.

7.  Disrespectful behavior to coaches, referees or other players will not be tolerated.

8.  The use of indecent or profane language is unacceptable.

9.  Fighting, horseplay or any physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.

10.  The coaching staff reserves the right to place each player in the position that will most benefit the team. Consequently, conversations will exclude discussions regarding:

  • Level of playing time
  • Capabilities of other players

11.  Student athletes are just that, students before athletes. Maintaining good grades is as important as developing into a great soccer player. The coach will support any player who is struggling to balance soccer with academics. Therefore, time management is key to the player’s success in school and soccer.

Agreement:

I agree to abide by all the items listed above in order to have a successful soccer season.

 

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Player Signature / Date

 

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Parent Signature / Date

 

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