Coaches Code of Conduct


  • I will show respect for all players, all teams staff, all officials, and all spectators at all times.
  • I will work in cooperation with referees for the benefit of the game.
  • I will remember that players play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.
  • I will ensure any questions I direct at officials will be constructive in nature.
  • I will ensure that all players receive equal instruction and support.
  • I will provide each player with playing time subject to factors such as attitude, attendance, the weather, fitness levels, positions played, and the needs of the game. In particular, players on recreational teams should receive equal playing time.
  • I will arrive early and be prepared for games and practices.
  • I will teach my players to play fairly and to respect the rules, themselves, referees, opponents, and spectators.
  • I will be selective in the amount of instruction I give players during the game.
  • I will make sure that equipment and facilities are safe and match the players’ ages and abilities.
  • I will be reasonable when re-scheduling games and practices, remembering that the players and their families have other obligations.
  • I will never take part in a practice, game or team event while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • I will obtain proper training and upgrade my coaching skills and knowledge of the game, according to the standards of the MYSA and/or the Club.
  • I will inform parents/guardians of any injuries their son/daughter may have suffered.
  • I will dress appropriately at all games and practices, so that I present a professional image and can be easily identified.
  • If I am coaching a team up to the age of U12, I will do so following a philosophy of development as determined by the club. For older competitive age groups I agree to creatively blend winning with player development.
  • For age groups up to U12, I will not put aside the development of a player for the benefit of the club, team, any other player or myself.
  • Coaches who violate the Coaches Code of Conduct with be expected to voluntarily resign.



If for any reason the Code of Conduct is not followed by the coach, any [one or more] of the following steps may be taken by the Club:

  • Suspend the coach for some time period
  • Remove the coach from the team