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Shaler Soccer Club Codes of Conduct


Upon registration with Shaler Soccer Club you agreed via ELA to uphold the Codes of Conduct maintained by our club. Players, parents and coaches all represent our club and we hold you in accordance to the code outlined below.


SSC Player Code of Conduct


  • Play by the rules.


  • Playthe game for the game’s sake, and not just to please their parents or coach.


  • Be modest and generous when winning and gracious when losing.


  • Respect the game of soccer and its laws, learn these laws and try to follow them, and play the game fairly.


  • Work for the good of their team and give their best effort at all times.


  • Show respect for the authority of the referee, even though they will sometimes disagree with his/her calls.


  • Show good sportsmanship before, during, and after games.Soccer is a game, and the players on the other team are opponents, not enemies.


  • Conduct themselves with honor and dignity and treat other players as they would like to be treated.


  • Help their parents and fans understand the laws of the game so they can watch and enjoy the game better.


  • Control their temper and not retaliate, even if they believe they have been wronged.


  • 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 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 my 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 my 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 will be treated with respect and dignity.


  • Treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.I will strive to present an atmosphere that is age appropriate and corresponds to each child’s maturity and ability.


  • Do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players will review and practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players, including learning concussion protocol.


  • Provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all Shaler Soccer Club events.


  • Become thoroughly knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players.


  • Use those coaching techniques appropriate for each of the skills that I teach.


  • Do my best to organize practices that create a positive and challenging learning environment.


  • Remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game 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.


  • Compliance with this code is a requirement of coaching.Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action which could include but is not limited to:

    • 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.
    • Place the emotional and physical well being of children first, at all times. Insist that your child play in a safe and healthy environment.
    • Remember that the game is for children and not for adults. Do your best to make youth soccer fun for the children.
    • Be sure your child is available for most practices and games. Practices are as important as games. Children who simply don’t show up for practice and/or games are letting everybody down. If you know your child is unable to attend a practice or game, give the coach advance notice to enable proper planning.
    • 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 theShaler Soccer Club, reserve your comments for the coach until after the game.
    • Treat other 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 orSSC 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 the SSC, which may include expulsion.
    • Help your child’s team by assisting the coaches and manager as needed, and providing ground transportation when available to do so.
  • Failure to abide by this code may result in a parent being barred from attending youth soccer events associated with 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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