Coaches and Managers Code of Conduct
- Be reasonable in your demands on the players’ time, energy, enthusiasm and performance on the soccer field.
- Impress on your players that they must abide by the rules of the game at all times.
- Develop team respect for the ability of the opponents, and for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.
- Ensure that your players’ soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it). Players should never be ridiculed for making mistakes or for losing games.
- Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved. Children need a coach they can respect.
- Keep informed about sound principles of coaching, growth and development principles relating to children.
- Enlist the support of your teams’ parents in your efforts to instill the proper attitude and values in the players.
- Check equipment and facilities that you use. They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.
- Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured child is ready to play again.