Woodford Youth Soccer Association

T 09/14/2004 WOODFORD YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION COACH’S CODE OF ETHICS I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care and encouragement for all players at the Woodford Youth Soccer Association by following this Code of Ethics: • Soccer is the players’ game. The paramount concern of coaches is the holistic development, welfare, enjoyment and safety of their players. • Coaches bear responsibility for teaching their players to strive for success while playing fairly, observing the Laws of the Game and the highest levels of sportsmanship. • Coaches shall treat officials with respect and dignity, and shall teach their players to do the same. • Our opponents are worthy of being treated with respect. Coaches will model such respect for opponents and expect their players to do likewise. • In both victory and defeat, the behavior of a coach shall model grace, dignity and composure. • Coaches shall adhere to the highest standards and the regulations of the institutions they represent: clubs, schools, sponsoring organizations and sports governing bodies. • Coaches have a responsibility to promote the interests of soccer, including treating media with courtesy, honesty and respect. • Coaches shall model inclusive behavior, actively supporting cultural diversity while opposing all types of discrimination, including, but not limited to, racism and sexism, at all levels of soccer. • Coaches are responsible for taking an active role in education about, and prevention and treatment of, drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse, both in their own lives and in the lives of their players. • Coaches shall refrain from all manner of personal abuse and harassment of others, whether verbal, physical, emotional or sexual, and shall oppose such abuse and harassment at all levels of soccer. • Coaches shall respect the declared affiliations of all players, and shall adhere to all guidelines and regulations on recruiting established by the governing bodies having oversight of their teams and leagues. • Coaches shall seek to honor those who uphold the highest standards and principles of soccer and shall use appropriate protocol to oppose and eliminate all behavior that brings disrepute to the sport - violence, abuse, dishonesty, disrespect and violations of the Laws of the Game and rules governing competition

WOODFORD YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
COACH'S CODE OF ETHICS

I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care and encouragement for all players at the
Woodford Youth Soccer Association by following this Code of Ethics:


• Soccer is the players' game. The paramount concern of coaches is the holistic
development, welfare, enjoyment and safety of their players.
• Coaches bear responsibility for teaching their players to strive for success while
playing fairly, observing the Laws of the Game and the highest levels of
sportsmanship.
• Coaches shall treat officials with respect and dignity, and shall teach their players to
do the same.
• Our opponents are worthy of being treated with respect. Coaches will model such
respect for opponents and expect their players to do likewise.
• In both victory and defeat, the behavior of a coach shall model grace, dignity and
composure.
• Coaches shall adhere to the highest standards and the regulations of the institutions
they represent: clubs, schools, sponsoring organizations and sports governing bodies.
• Coaches have a responsibility to promote the interests of soccer, including treating
media with courtesy, honesty and respect.
• Coaches shall model inclusive behavior, actively supporting cultural diversity while
opposing all types of discrimination, including, but not limited to, racism and sexism,
at all levels of soccer.
• Coaches are responsible for taking an active role in education about, and prevention
and treatment of, drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse, both in their own lives and in the
lives of their players.
• Coaches shall refrain from all manner of personal abuse and harassment of others,
whether verbal, physical, emotional or sexual, and shall oppose such abuse and
harassment at all levels of soccer.
• Coaches shall respect the declared affiliations of all players, and shall adhere to all
guidelines and regulations on recruiting established by the governing bodies having
oversight of their teams and leagues.
• Coaches shall seek to honor those who uphold the highest standards and principles of
soccer and shall use appropriate protocol to oppose and eliminate all behavior that
brings disrepute to the sport - violence, abuse, dishonesty, disrespect and violations of
the Laws of the Game and rules governing competition