PARENT AND FAMILY CODE OF CONDUCT

I WILL:

  • Be encouraging and supportive to the players on the field.

  • Respect officials and accept their decisions.

  • Support the coach, manager, other parents, and the team.

  • Volunteer my services and talents to the team and the Club when possible.

  • Familiarize myself with the Laws of the Game.

  • Comply with the rules, policies and procedures of the team, club, leagues, and MYSA.

  • Act in the spirit of the game.

  • Support all players on your child’s team and not criticize ANY player.

NURTURE INDEPENDENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY

  • Make it your child’s responsibility to pack their own soccer bag, have hair up, no makeup, no jewelry, no chewing gum, club issued training top worn (no sleeveless tops), shin guards, ball, water, and be punctual (30 minutes before game time).

  • If it is appropriate, please have your child communicate directly with the coach about issues, concerns, conflicts or simply missing upcoming practices or games.

  • Players should be reminded to take responsibility for their own performance. 

  • Players should be reminded to not place blame on others.

  • “Taking responsibility” is a significant part of maturing as a player, and as a person.

  • The player represents Madrinas SC before and after the whistle blows, on or off the field, conduct applies at all times.

  • Determine and work through any stress that may arise from competitive events.

UPHOLD YOUR COMMITMENTS

  • Foster an environment focused on development, enjoyment, and good sportsmanship.

  • Support and maintain Madrinas SC philosophy on youth development.

  • Fulfill your financial commitments.

I WILL NEVER:

  • Engage in dissent directed at an official.

  • Engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, manager, player, parent, or supporter.

  • Interfere with the duties and responsibilities of the coach or manager.

  • Act in any way that is detrimental to the team or Madrinas SC.

  • Criticize the opponents, their parents, coaches, or the officials.

  • Have the player guest play/dual roster with another club (USYS or US Club Soccer) unless they are affiliated with Madrinas SC and club approved.

NO COACHING ALLOWED

  • No matter how good your intentions, we insist there be no shouting instructions to the players.

  • Let the coach run the team; attempting to coach or instruct a player from the sideline is distracting and counterproductive for the player.

  • Your vocal support and positive encouragement are welcome.


PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

AS A PLAYER I WILL:

  • Train and play to the best of my ability.

  • Have a positive attitude and never quit.

  • Win without boasting, always exemplify good sportsmanship.

  • Respect officials and accept their decisions without question.

  • Only give positive encouragement to fellow teammates.

  • Arrive prepared for all games and training sessions, i.e. proper mental attitude and equipment.

  • Respect my coach, teammates and opponents.

  • Learn and obey the Laws of the Game.

  • Practice soccer skills and condition on my own.

  • Notify the coach, in advance, if I will be tardy or unable to make a practice, game or meeting.

  • Adhere to the Player Code of Conduct on and off the field, before and after the whistle blows.

AS A PLAYER I WILL NEVER:

  • Allow my enthusiasm and commitment for soccer to override my responsibilities to my education and to my family.

  • Use profane or vulgar language.

  • Use a controlled substance unless prescribed by a physician.

  • Leave the field or a session without permission of the coach.

  • Disregard any instruction of my coach.

  • Forget that I represent Madrinas SC.