Spring Grove Soccer Association

Club Code of Conduct

The goals of the club include fostering an enjoyment of the game, advancing the development of individual and team skills, while promoting good sportsmanship. It is imperative that coaches and parents assume appropriate levels of responsibility to help us achieve these goals. As a condition of participating in the club, we require that players, parents and coaches abide by the code of conduct below:

  • During practices and games, all coaches are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that enables and promotes a learning atmosphere for everyone. Abusive language / behavior or disrespectful acts towards players, parents, spectators or other coaches will not be tolerated.
  • Coaches are responsible for enforcing the Club Code of Conduct with players and parents of the team.
  • Good sportsmanship is the rule at all times. This includes showing respect for officials, coaches, parents, and spectators. A coach represents the club and their team at all times. His/Her actions reflect on the club both on and off the field and the coach is to behave appropriately at all times.
  • Coaches, as well as players, spectators, and parents must refrain from any offensive actions, words, gestures, obscenities, disrespectful cheers or comments, and any other inappropriate forms of behavior.
  • Parents and spectators are expected to encourage and not coach from the sideline. Parents should not be publicly critical of coaches or players. Disagreements with coaches should be handled in private in a respectful manor directly with the individuals concerned.
  • The spirit of the club participating as a cohesive unit is very important during games. Personal desires and interpersonal relationships must be sacrificed in the interest of promoting team unity.
  • Other acts of misconduct determined by the club to be in conflict with the goals and policies of the club will result in disciplinary action.
  • Parents are expected to volunteer in some way during the season (concession coverage, field
    lining, etc.). Failure to do so could result in reduced playing time for your child.
  • Other acts of misconduct determined by the club to be in conflict with the goals and policies of
    the club will result in disciplinary action.

Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate expulsion from the club.