Williamston Soccer Code of Conduct

Players

  • I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and parents at all times.
  • I will remember that soccer is an opportunity to learn and have fun.
  • I will do the best I can each day, remembering that all players have talents and weaknesses the same as I do.
  • I will treat my coaches, other players and coaches, game officials, other administrators, and fans with respect at all times; regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities, and I will expect to be treated accordingly.
  • I will concentrate on playing soccer. Always giving my best effort.
  • I will play by the rules at all times.
  • I will at all times control my temper, resisting the temptation to retaliate.
  • I will always exercise self-control.
  • Conduct during competition in game play, and towards officials shall be in accordance with Williamston Soccer rules for appropriate behavior.
  • While traveling, including away tournaments, players shall conduct themselves so as to being credit to themselves and their team.
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs and unauthorized prescription drugs shall not be possessed, consumed or distributed before, during or after any game or at any other time at the field and/or game complex.

Coaches/Volunteers

  •  I will never place the value of winning before the safety and welfare of all players.
  • I will always show respect for players, other coaches, and game officials.
  • I will lead by example, demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship at all times.
  • I will demonstrate knowledge of the rules of the game and teach these rules to my players.
  • I will never use abusive or insulting language. I will treat everyone with dignity.
  • I will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, regardless of the situation.
  • I will never knowingly jeopardize the eligibility and participation of a student-athlete.
  • Youth have a greater need for example rather than criticism. I will be the primary soccer role model.
  • I will at all times conduct myself in a positive manner.
  • Coaching is motivating players to produce their best effort, inspiring players to learn, and encouraging players to be winners.
  • Coaches’ actions on sidelines during games shall be in the spirit of “good sportsmanship” at all times.
  • Profanity, profane gestures, arguing, inciting disruptive behavior by spectators and/or players, or any conduct not in the spirit of good sportsmanship, shall require disciplinary action from the affiliate.
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs and unauthorized prescription drugs shall not be possessed, consumed or distributed before, during or after any game or at any other time at the field and/or game complex.
  • I will refrain from any activity or conduct that may be detrimental or reflect adversely upon Williamston Soccer, its members or its programs.
  • I will accurately and completely complete the coach/volunteer application form and by application attest to the accuracy of the information submitted.

Parents/Spectators

  • I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, game officials, and administrators at all times.
  • I will place the emotional and physical well-being of all players ahead of any personal desire to win.
  • I will support the coaches, officials, and administrators working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
  • I will remember that the game is for the players, not for the adults.
  • I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, game officials, administrators, and fans with respect.
  • I will always be positive.
  • I will always allow the coach to be the only coach.
  • I will not get into arguments with the opposing team’s parents, players, or coaches.
  • I will not come onto the field for any reason during the game.
  • I will not criticize game officials.
  • Alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs and unauthorized prescription drugs shall not be possessed, consumed or distributed before, during or after any game or at any other time at the field and/or game complex.
  • I will refrain from any activity or conduct that may be detrimental or reflect adversely upon Williamston Soccer, its members or its programs.
  • In summary, I will try to remember at all times that I am teaching my child through my behaviors. I will keep integrity in mind as I show my best face at soccer games and events.

Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your privilege to participate in Williamston Soccer sanctioned events, to be evaluated by the Williamston Soccer board.