United Soccer Club (SUSC) is committed to preserve the "Honor of the Game"
for all who enjoy the sport of soccer. To help fulfill this commitment, SUSC expects
all players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators to abide by a "Code
of Conduct" that embodies basic common sense principles; demonstrates consideration
of others; and projects a positive image to our young men and women. Individuals
and/or teams participating in SUSC events that fail to abide by this code may
be subject to ejection and disqualification from future SUSC events. Thank you
for your help in promoting these principles.
The Code of Conduct
coaches, spectators and parents are to conduct themselves in a manner that "Honors
the Game" and demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials and
spectators. In becoming a member of the soccer community an individual assumes
certain obligations and responsibilities to the game of soccer and its participants.
The essential elements in this "Code of Conduct" are HONESTY and INTEGRITY.
Those who conduct themselves in a manner that reflects these elements will bring
credit to the sport of soccer, themselves, their team and SUSC. It is only through
such conduct that our sport can earn and maintain a positive image and make its
full contribution to youth sports in the United States and around the world. SUSC
supports the following behaviors for those participating or involved in any way
with SUSC in general:
The essential elements of the "Code of
Conduct" must be adhered to.
Sportsmanship and teaching the
concepts of fair play are essential to the game and must be taught and developed
both at home and on the field during practices and games.
on winning should never be placed above the value of good sportsmanship, the concepts
of fair play, or the skills of the game.
Derogatory comments are
unacceptable. Use positive reinforcement with players and adults alike. It should
be remembered that criticism once made can never be retracted.
safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.
must always be aware of the tremendous influence they have on their players. They
are to strive to be positive role models in dealing with young people, as well
as with adults.
Officials are expected to conduct themselves as professionals
and in a manner that demonstrates courtesy and fairness to all parties, while
exercising their authority on the field.
Adults involved with the
game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize badger, harass,
or threaten an official.
Knowledge of the Laws of the Game must be
respected and adhered to by all who participate in the game of soccer, both in
the letter and the "spirit of the game."
Attempts to manipulate
rules in an effort to take unfair advantage of an opponent, or to teach deliberate
unsportsmanlike conduct, is considered unacceptable conduct.
requirements, such as age and previous level of participation, must be followed.
They have been established to encourage and maximize participation, as well as
It is the firm commitment of the
Spirit United Soccer Club to take an active role in the prevention of drug and
alcohol abuse. Our policy is no drugs, no alcohol, and no destructive behavior.
We will involve ourselves with the player and parents any time that a situation
has an impact on our Club or its members. It is important that we be able to trust
our players to obey Club rules because of the responsibilities they assume as
representatives of SUSC.
Violation of this policy may be the basis for
suspension or dismissal from a team, or for requiring that a player return home
early from a competition at the parents' or guardian's expense. As participants
in the SUSC soccer program and its related activities, SUSC members are expected
to be positive role models for the program and younger players, not only on the
soccer field, but in all areas of social behavior.