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Shaler Soccer Club Codes of Conduct

Upon registration with Shaler Soccer Club you agreed via the registration of a player or the acceptance of a volunteer position to uphold the Codes of Conduct maintained by our club. Players, parents, coaches and all other volunteers represent our club and we hold you in accordance to the code outlined below.

 

SSC Player Code of Conduct

  • Work for the good of the team and always put forth best effort.
  • Show respect for the authority of the coach and carry out the training drills or game plan as presented.NOTE: If a player believes they or another teammate is at risk of injury or compromising the Player Code of Conduct, they should leave practice and have their parent contact the board immediately.
  • Play by and respect the rules of soccer as set by PA West and US Youth Soccer
  • Play the game for the game’s sake, and not just to please parents or coaches.
  • Be modest and generous when winning and gracious when losing including but not limited to refraining from disparaging remarks about other player’s abilities or performance.
  • Show respect for the authority of the referee, even when there are disagreements with the calls.
  • Show good sportsmanship before, during, and after games.Soccer is a game, and the players on the other team are opponents, not enemies.
  • Treat other players with respect and be supportive at all times.
  • Help parents and fans understand the laws of the game so they can watch and enjoy the game better.
  • Control temper and do not retaliate, regardless of the circumstances.
  • Do not use or possess tobacco, alcohol, or illegal or performance-enhancing drugs.

 

Failure to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines may result in disciplinary action by PA West and/or Shaler Soccer Club that could include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Warning
  • Probation
  • Game suspension
  • Season suspension

 

SSC Coach Code of Conduct

  • Place the emotional and physical well-being of players ahead of a personal desire to win.
  • Treat each athlete, opposing coach, opposing player, official, parent and program coordinator with respect and dignity.
  • Recognize that as the coach, it is the coaches responsibility to ensure the parents on the sideline are also treating each athlete, opposing coach, opposing player, official, parent and program coordinator with respect and dignity.
  • Recognize that all participants are entitled to an equal opportunity to strive for success including but not limited to equal playing time.
  • Treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.Strive to present an atmosphere that is age appropriate and corresponds to each child’s maturity and ability.
  • Provide a safe playing situation for players and review & practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of players, including concussion, inclement weather, and SafeSport protocols.
  • Provide a sports environment for all teams that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and coaches will refrain from their use at all Shaler Soccer Club events.
  • Become thoroughly knowledgeable in the rules of the age group being coached, and teach these rules to all players.
  • Use age appropriate coaching techniques for the players being coached.
  • Organizepractices that create a positive and challenging learning environment.
  • Remember that youth soccer is for children, not adults.
  • Abide by the rules and regulations of the US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and PA West Soccer Association, its affiliated organizations and its sponsors.
  • Abide by and support all rules, policies and procedures of SSC both temporary and permanent. NOTE: If there is a risk to player, parent, and/or volunteer’s safety or ability to comply with the code of conduct, the coach should stop the event and contact the board immediately.

 

Compliance with this code is a requirement of coaching.Failure to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines may result in disciplinary action by PA West and/or Shaler Soccer Club that could include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Warning
  • Probation
  • Suspension
  • Revocation of your privilege to coach for SSC

 

SSC Parent Code of Conduct

  • Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other youth soccer event, or in social media.
  • Follow good sideline etiquette at all times as outlined byUS YOUTH SOCCER

1.Avoid ‘coaching’ from the sideline while watching your child’s game

2.Do not criticize the referee

3.Focus on the benefits of the game rather than the score

4.Think when interacting with opposing fans

5.Don’t stress out over the game

6.Save issues with the coach for the next day

 

  • Place the emotional and physical well being of children first at all times. Insist that all children play in a safe and healthy environment. NOTE: If there is a risk to player, parent, and/or volunteer’s safety or ability to comply with the code of conduct, the parent should leave the event and contact the board immediately.
  • Remember that the game of youth soccer is for children and not for adults. Makeyouth soccer fun for the children.
  • Report to the coach all injuries, special medical conditions (such as asthma) or extenuating circumstances (such as lack of sleep or family crisis) that may affect your child.
  • Send your child ready to play. Your child should be dressed in uniform and arrive on time.
  • If you do not agree with a coaching decision or a referee’s decision during a game, in an effort to promote and reinforce the positive and enjoyable soccer experience envisioned by the Shaler Soccer Club, under no circumstance, should a parent confront a coach on the field.Please contact your coach via email no less than 24 hrs after the event, should the parent and coach be unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, either party can escalate to their respective Vice Presidents.
  • Treat players, coaches, fans and officials with respect, good manners and common decency. Ask your child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect, good manners and common decency. If a coach, official or SSC representative calls to your attention that your child is not treating coaches, fans and officials with respect, you will counsel your child on his/her need to do so and explain that failure to correct such an attitude may result in disciplinary action by SSC, which may include expulsion.
  • Help your child’s team by assisting the coaches and manager as needed.

 

Failure to abide by this code may result in a parent being barred from attending youth soccer events associated with SSC or the withdrawal of the player.

 

SSC Volunteer Code of Conduct

  • Understand that volunteers represent SSC at all times, even when away from SSC events, volunteers should conduct themselves in a manner that would bring pride to the club.  
  • Understand the commitments made in volunteering for a role with SSC need to be followed through or provide appropriate communication in order to find coverage. 
  • Treat each athlete, opposing coach, opposing player, official, parent and program coordinator with respect and dignity.
  • Help support a safe playing situation for players and review & practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of players, including concussion, inclement weather, and SafeSport protocols.
  • Provide a sports environment for all teams that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and coaches will refrain from their use at all Shaler Soccer Club events. 
  • Remember that youth soccer is for children, not adults.
  • Abide by and support all rules, policies and procedures of SSC both temporary and permanent. NOTE: If there is a risk to player, parent, and/or volunteer’s safety or ability to comply with the code of conduct, the volunteer should stop the event and contact the board immediately.

 

Compliance with this code is a requirement of coaching.  Failure to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines may result in disciplinary action by PA West and/or Shaler Soccer Club that could include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Warning
  • Probation
  • Suspension
  • Revocation of your privilege to coach for SSC

Contact Us

Shaler Soccer Club

P.O. Box 342 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15116

Email: [email protected]

Shaler Soccer Club

P.O. Box 342 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15116

Email: [email protected]
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