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BYSA - Coaches Code of Conduct

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  1. FUN - Remember that children play for fun and enjoyment. Always place the emotional and physical well being of players ahead of any personal desire to win.
  2. LEARN - Achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game.  Be aware of any modified rules that may vary for opposing clubs. 
  3. EFFORT - Be dedicated to staying current with coaching related education. Constantly try to improve your coaching methods by attending instructional clinics as well as coach licensing courses.  Make a commitment to educate yourself on positive coaching principles and the principles of the growth and development of children.
  4. TEAMWORK - The role of the coach is to teach the game to the players.  Use team play to accomplish your objectives.  It takes effort from every player, parent and coach to be successful as a team.
  5. SPORTSMANSHIP - Personally commit to teaching and practicing good sportsmanship and fair play.  Emphasize and promote the ideals of ethical conduct.  Lead by example.
  6. RESPECT - Always show respect for all players, coaches, fans and referees.  Never ridicule children for making mistakes or losing a game.  Respectfully address the referees at the proper time.
  7. BEHAVIOR - Promote positive attitudes.  Maintain control of your actions and emotions at all times.  Realize that your personal behavior is representative of BYSA and the community as a whole. No player, coach, or parent of BYSA shall engage in or knowingly tolerate any behavior such as harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber bullying on or off the field as it relates to any teammates, other youth, other teams, referees, or coaches.
  8. ACCOUNTABILITY - Be accountable for all issued equipment, and notify the club of poor field conditions, and general safety concerns.
  9. READINESS - Be prepared for all training sessions, games and club events.  As coach, timeliness is essential.  Communicate to your team and parents weekly schedules and any change in schedule.
  10. RESPONSIBILITY - In no way promote bad behavior.  Take whatever action necessary to control the actions of spectators.  The coach will be responsible for the control of emotions on the sidelines. 
  11. SAFETY - Take all reasonable precautions to insure the safety of each team member.  Follow the advice of the parent, and when applicable a physician, when determining if an injured player is ready to play again.  Be aware of players that may have special needs.

BYSA – Parents Code of Conduct

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  1. FUN Realize that the purpose of youth soccer is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of the individual players. The process of self-improvement is far more important than wins or losses.
  2. LEARN the laws of the game and any modified league rules. Parents are also asked to know club policies and abide by them.
  3. EFFORT Support the learning effort of the players, the coaches and the referees by demonstrating patience. Recognize that coaches are community volunteers and that many referees are teenagers.
  4. TEAMWORK Understanding the Player-Parent-Coach relationship is fundamental to the development of each player. The role of the coach is to teach the game to the players; the role of the parents is to be supportive of both the player and the coach. Refrain from "coaching" your player or the team from the sidelines during practices and games. Please communicate to the coaches any problems that may arise during the season.
  5. SPORTSMANSHIP Demonstrate sportsmanship during and after each and every match. Cheer for your child's team at all games in a positive manner and within the spirit of fair play. Do your best to cheer the effort regardless of the outcome. Show courtesy to opposing teams and coaches. Cheering good play by the opposing team is encouraged; they are not the enemy.
  6. RESPECT Always show respect for all players, coaches, fans and officials regardless of race, gender, creed or ability. Respect the integrity and judgment of the referee and the coaches. Refrain from questioning their decisions or addressing them in an abusive manner.
  7. BEHAVIOR Maintain control of your emotions and actions at all times. Avoid actions and gestures that may be interpreted as hostile or humiliating by anyone. Refrain from negative or abusive remarks.  No player, coach, or parent of BYSA shall engage in or knowingly tolerate any behavior such as harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber bullying on or off the field as it relates to any teammates, other youth, other teams, referees, or coaches.
  8. PUNCTUALITY Be on time for games and practice. Whenever possible, give your coach 24 hour notice if you’ll be late or unable to attend an event.
  9. READINESS Ensure your child has the proper equipment – shin guards, proper footwear and water bottle. Make sure your child wears the complete team uniform to all games. For safety reasons, the wearing of jewelry for all practices and games is strictly forbidden.
  10. RESPONSIBILTY Children need adult role models they can respect. Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
  11. SAFETY Do not encourage or promote behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of players. Make sure you coach is aware of any medical conditions your player may have.

BYSA – Players Code of Conduct

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  1. FUN Play the game of Soccer for your enjoyment, not just to please Parents or Coaches.
  2. LEARN the game of soccer – both its laws and fundamental techniques. Understanding the laws and mastering the techniques requires patience and practice but will ultimately lead to a greater love of the game.
  3. EFFORT Give your best effort always. Work equally hard for team and self. Realize that hard work will bring about the best results for you and the team.
  4. TEAMWORK Appreciate the fundamentals of teamwork. Use team play to accomplish your objectives. It takes effort from every individual to be successful as a team.
  5. SPORTSMANSHIP Play the game fairly. Show good sportsmanship before, during and after games. Understand that soccer is a game, and that the players on the other team are your opponents, not your enemies.
  6. RESPECT Show respect for authority of the referees and coaches by following their instruction. Refrain from addressing and commenting on their decisions during and after the game. Dissent is not acceptable.
  7. BEHAVIOR Maintain control of emotions. Abusive or profane language, taunting and other inappropriate behavior towards opponents, referees, coaches, spectators and self is never permitted. Inappropriate behavior reflects poorly on the club, the team, the community, your family and most of all, you. No player, coach, or parent associated with BYSA shall engage in or knowingly tolerate any behavior such as harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyber bullying on or off the field as it relates to any teammates, other youth, other teams, referees, or coaches.
  8. PUNCTUALITY Inform your coach or manager in advance if you will be absent or late to a scheduled practice or game. Timeliness is a necessary part of successful team experience. Whenever possible, please give your coach a 24 hour notice.
  9. READINESS Always come fully prepared for practices and games. Bring your ball, enough water, shin guards, proper clothing and approved footwear. For games, always wear your official uniform – jersey, shorts and socks.
  10. RESPONSIBILTY Take care of equipment, fields and associated facilities. Damaging any property is not allowed. Keep all facilities clean by picking up after yourselves.
  11. SAFETY first. Let your coach know if you are injured or not feeling well. Your coach is responsible for your safety and needs to know when you require assistance. Help your coaches and the referees make the game safe by avoiding reckless play and informing them of dangerous objects on or near the field. Jewelry or any other dangerous items cannot be worn during practice sessions or games.