CODE OF CONDUCT

PARENTS, COACHES, & PLYAERS.

One of our main club objectives is the advancement the game of soccer in our community through the participation in our programs. Moreover, to develop the player’s self-esteem and confidence through skill development, while encouraging a sense of fair play and good sportsmanship.

In order to accomplish this objective we need all parents/guardians, coaches, and players to follow our Code of Conduct while members of our club.

 

PARENTS/GUARDIANS

All parents shall:

  • Refrain from coaching and refereeing “from the sidelines”
  • Encourage good sportsmanship and self-discipline in their children and their teammates through example.
  • Make athletic participation for their child and others a positive, fun experience.
  • Give encouragement and show interest in their child’s teams.
  • Encourage their child to show good sportsmanship in every game.
  • Be respectful toward coaches, referees, your child, other parents and their children.
  • Alert coaches of any players’ health conditions.
  • Comply with the financial obligations to the club and the team, registrations, uniforms, tournaments.

COACHES

All coaches:

  • Provide a positive role model for their players and parents, by consistently acting in a positive, controlled and mature manner expected of an ECFC coach.
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship and maintain a proper perspective on the purpose of soccer, namely, participation is for the enjoyment and benefit of the players (not the adults).
  • Apply for and earn grassroots licensing and certification as a minimum, seeking continued education in licensing programs as establish by US Soccer.
  • Maintain the safety and wellbeing of their players.
  • Explain and remind parents what is expected of them and their children.
  • Refrain from open arguments with referees and other coaches.
  • Encourage parents to support the team with their presence as much as possible.
  • Provide necessary guidance and equipment at games and practices.
  • Discipline players in a FAIR and CONSISTENT manner.
  • Refrain from making negative comments about other coaches, players, parents and referees.
  • Be prepared to deal with injuries in a timely manner
  • Maintain a consistent practice schedule that is both fun and challenging for the players

PLAYERS

All players participating with ECFC shall:

  • Focus on doing your best in school.
  • Play by the rules of the game.
  • In victory or defeat after games remain respectful to teammates and opponents
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship encourage it from fellow players
  • Remain respectful toward other players, coaches, referees and spectators.
  • Never argue or complain about referees’ calls or decisions.
  • Make every effort to attend ALL practices and games and arrive on time.
  • Communicate with your coach when missing practices, games, or meetings.
  • Give 100% effort at practice, and during games.
  • Refrain from using profane or vulgar language.
  • Not partake in illegal drug, alcohol or tobacco use