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Players Code of Conduct

• Know and respect the rules of soccer and abide by them at all times

• Show respect and courtesy to officials and coaches by following their instructions and directions

• Respect the game officials and refrain from addressing them or commenting on their decisions during or after the game.

• Maintain control, avoiding the use of abusive or profane language, taunting or humiliating remarks, and/or gestures and physical assault upon another player at any time

• Respect the Coaching Staff and players of the opposing team and display sportsmanship at the conclusion of a game and be humble and generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.

• Follow all Association rules, respecting at all times the property of others.

• Model the code of conduct on and off the field and be a positive influence to your teammates.

Parents Code of Conduct

• Learn and respect the rules of soccer.

• Show respect and courtesy to game officials, coaches, and players at all times.

• Respect the game officials and refrain from questioning their decisions or from addressing them in a loud, disrespectful, or abusive manner.

• Cheer for your child’s team in a positive manner, refraining at all times from making negative or abusive remarks about the opposing team. Maintain control of your emotions and avoid actions, language, and/or gestures that may be interpreted as hostile and humiliating.

• Ensure that your child is at all games and practices at the required time or provide the coach with an appropriate excuse beforehand.

• Demonstrate appropriate gestures of sportsmanship at the conclusion of a game, win or lose.

• Teach and practice good sportsmanship and fair play by personally demonstrating a commitment to these virtues.

• Promote the concept that soccer is a beautiful game and that opposing players and coaches are opponents, not enemies.

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