Coach and Player Code of Ethics

COACHING CODE OF ETHICS

 

Integrity

The coach must act with integrity in performing all duties owed to athletes, the sport, and other members of the coaching profession and public.

 

Competence

The coach must strive to be well prepared and current in order that all duties in the respective discipline are fulfilled with competence.

 

Athletes Interest

The coach must act in the best interest of the athlete’s development as a whole person.

 

Personal Conduct

The coach must maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and support the principles of fair play.

 

Respect for the Rules

The coach must accept both the letter and the spirit of the rules that define and govern the sport.

 

Respect for Officials

The coach must accept the role of the officials in providing judgment to ensure that competitions are conducted fairly and according to the established rules.

 

Responsibility to Other Coaches

Courtesy, good faith and respect must characterize the coach’s conduct towards other coaches.

 

Always be Positive with Your Players.

Positive encouragement will produce more improvement and better results

 

a)    Soccer is a game of fun.

b)     The laws of soccer should be regarded as mutual agreements, the spirit or letter of which no one should try to evade or break.

c)     Visiting teams and spectators are honoured guests.

d)     No advantages, except those acquired through superior skills, should be sought.

e)     Officials and opponents should be treated and regarded as honest in intention.

f)      Official decisions should be accepted without anger, regardless of how unfair they may seem.

g)    Winning is desirable, but winning at any cost defeats the purpose of the game.

h)    Losing can be a triumph when the team has given its best.

i)      The Ideal must be the greatest good for the greatest number.

j)      In soccer, as in life, treat others as you would have them treat you.

k)     To participate in competition in a mature manner requires that you:

l)      Resist frustration,

m)   Face stress with logic, and

n)     Accept failure intelligently.

 

 

Be gracious in victory as well as defeat. 


IF THE CHILDREN ENJOY THE GAME, WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK

 

  

PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

 

1.    Play the game for the game's sake.

2.    Be generous when you win.

3.    Be gracious when you lose.

4.    Be fair no matter what the cost.

5.    Obey the laws of the game.

6.    Work for the good of your team.

7.    Accept the decisions of game officials with grace.

8.    Believe in the honesty of your opponents.

9.    Conduct yourself with honour and dignity.

10.  Honestly and wholeheartedly applaud the efforts of your team-mates and opponents.

 

THE RULES OF THE GAME ARE RULES FOR LIFE. THEY DEMAND DISCIPLINE AND A SENSE OF HUMOUR. OUR OPPONENTS ARE, AT THE SAME TIME, OUR TEAMMATES, WHO JOIN US IN OUR ENJOYMENT OF THE GAME.

OUR OPPONENTS ARE NECESSARY FRIENDS -- WITHOUT THEM, THERE WOULD BE NO GAME.