PWSC Code of Conduct

Updated Sunday June 12, 2016 by PWSC.

Code of Conduct 

The Port Washington Soccer Club endorses FIFA’s rules for fair play and would like to emphasize to our youth players that there is more to the game then just the final score. The PWSC encourages our youth players and parents to understand and abide by these rules so that all involved can enjoy the benefits of the program.
 
¨      Play the game for the game’s sake
¨      Be generous when you win
¨      Be graceful when you lose
¨      Be fair always no matter what the cost
¨      Obey the laws of the game
¨      Work for the good of your team
¨      Accept the decisions of the officials with good grace
¨      Believe in the honesty of your opponents
¨      Conduct yourself with honor, integrity and dignity
 
The laws of the game can be found on our file download page.
 
 

 

Port Washington Soccer Club
Players, Parents and Coaches Guidelines
 
Section 1 – PLAYERS
 
A.     Responsibilities
 
1.     Will be punctual and prepared for all practices and games in order to learn about the basic fundamentals and Laws of the Game from the coaches and trainers.
2.      Will wear proper uniform and equipment to all games and practices as directed by the PWSC.
3.      Will wear shinguards and bring a ball (preferably marked with your name) to all practices.
4.      Will leave all playing fields neat and orderly, taking all refuse away.
 
B.    Behavior
 
1.      Will exhibit exemplary and sportsmanlike conduct at all games and practices.
2.      Will be cooperative and respectful to all coaches, coaching assistants, administrators, trainers and officials.
3.      Will NOT use profanity or abusive language against the coach, coaching assistants, trainers, administrators, officials or any other player at games or practices.
4.      Will NOT engage in fighting (verbal or physical assault) against the coach, coaching assistants, trainers, administrators, officials or any other player at games or practices.
5.     Will maintain a practice and game environment that is conducive to learning and playing of soccer.
 
C.    Disciplinary Problems
 
1.      Players may receive a verbal warning from coaches, coaching assistants, administrators, trainers or officials for ANY behavior that is disrespectful towards coaches, officials and players or displays poor sportsmanship.
2.      If a player repeatedly disrupts practices or games due to unacceptable behavior, the coach or trainer may:
 
a)     try to resolve the conflicts by talking to the player’s parents. The coach or trainer should inform the parents that if the player’s behavior does not improve, the players will be asked NOT to attend practices or games until the player can demonstrate proper sportsmanship or behavior.
b)     notify the age group commissioner of the disciplinary problem and request that the player not be allowed to attend practices or games until the players can demonstrate proper sportsmanship or behavior. If the age group commissioner finds the disciplinary problem to be valid, the commissioner will ask the parents that the player NOT attend practices or games until further notice.
c)     in either of the above situations, the parent(s) should be informed that if the player’s behavior does not improve after the initial incident(s), the coach/trainer or age group commissioner will request that:
 
                                                         i.      a parent(s) attend all practice and game sessions to assist the coach/trainer in the supervision of their child;
                                                        ii.      the player is suspended for the remainder of the season.
 

 

Section II – PARENTS
 
A. Responsibilities
           
1.      Will ensure that their child is dropped off and picked up on a timely basis for all practices and games.
2.      Will maintain as a priority the emotional and physical well being of all players.
3.      Will reinforce to their child the expected behavior at practices and games towards the coaches and officials.
4.      Will assist the coaches, trainers or officials in correcting any undesirable behavior of their child.
5.      Will support the PWSC, age group commissioners and coaches in all decisions rendered as it applies to disciplinary actions as well as practice and game regulations.
6.      Will work to become positive role models for our players and demonstrate proper sportsmanlike behavior.
7.      Will leave all playing fields neat and orderly, taking all refuse away
 
B. Behavior
 
1.      Will insure that conduct at games shall reflect courtesy, sportsmanship, good citizenship and a positive example for the players at all times.
2.      Will cheer for their team in a positive, supporting manner refraining from making hostile, negative or abusive remarks about the coaches, players, opposing team.
3.      Will show respect to officials and refrain from questioning official decisions in a loud, abusive, or disrespectful manner.
4.      Will refrain from instructing players. This is the responsibility of the coaches and trainers.
5.      Will follow all facility rules and regulations, respecting at all times the property of others.
6.      Will not bring alcoholic beverages to, nor smoke at practices or games
7.      Concerns about coaching behavior or officials should be raised with the age group commissioner, PWSC’s VP of Intramurals, and the PWSC Grievance Committee, in order of priority.
 
C.     Disciplinary Procedures
           
1.      For minor offenses, parents or any spectator can be asked to leave the premises for the duration of the game or practice by coaches or any commissioner.
2.      For repetitive offenses, parents or any spectator can be banned from the games or practices for a length of time as established by PWSC or the age group commissioner.
3.      For major offenses or continuous undesirable behavior, the PWSC Grievance Committee will determine the punishment. Possible actions are:
 
a)     total ban from games and practices
b)     removal of their child from the PWSC
c)     total ban from participating in any PWSC sanctioned league or event
 

 

Section III – COACHES
 
 
A.     Responsibilities
 
1.      Will always emphasize the health and safety of all players during games and practices.
2.      Will demonstrate good sportsmanship and be a positive role model.
3.      Will allow all players the opportunity to compete and excel in games.
4.      Will stress teamwork and respect for all players and officials
5.      Will attempt to gain an understanding of the Laws of the Game and apply them during games and practices for the benefit of the players.
6.      Will leave all playing fields neat and orderly, taking all refuse away
 
 
B.     Behavior
 
1.      Will display control, respect, and dignity during all games and practices.
2.      Will show respect to officials and refrain from questioning official decisions in a loud, abusive, or disrespectful manner.
3.      Will NEVER verbally or physically threaten an official, player, spectator or opposing coach.
4.      Will NOT use profane, obscene or vulgar language under any circumstance.
5.      Will balance positive reinforcement with constructive criticism.
 
 
C.     Disciplinary Procedures
 
1.      May receive verbal warning from age group commissioners or VP of Intramurals regarding ANY unsportsmanlike behavior towards players, officials, trainers or other coaches.
2.      Minor offenses may result in commissioner asking coach to leave the premises for the duration of the game or practice.
3.      Repetitive offenses may result in the termination of any coaching responsibilities and upon review of the age group commissioner and the VP of Intramurals, a possible ban from all remaining games for that season
4.      For major offenses or continuous undesirable behavior, the VP of Intramurals and/or the PWSC Grievance Committee will determine the punishment. Possible actions are:
 
a)     total ban from games and practices
b)     removal of their child from the PWSC
c)     total ban from participating in any PWSC sanctioned league or event