Southern Kentucky Soccer Club

Recreational Coach Code of Conduct

Coach’s Code of Conduct


It is a privilege to be a part of the United States Soccer Federation, United States Youth Soccer Association, and Kentucky Youth Soccer Association. My actions shall always be a positive reflection of these organizations and their affiliates.



  • Coaches and assistant coaches are expected to maintain a higher level of sportsmanship, professionalism and integrity both off and on the field.

  • Coach's primary responsibility is for his/her players to have fun, develop skills, and instill a passion for the game.

  • Your performance as a coach is not measured in wins and losses, but rather in what you teach your players in terms of technique, sportsmanship, and fair play.

  • Coaches must maintain respect for the game, as well as the referees.

  • Coaches are charged with the responsibility of controlling their players and parents at all times during a match.

  • Coaches lead and teach by example; your players will be a reflection of you!

  • Coaches and assistant coaches are expected to have a basic knowledge of the game and rules, as well as use the coaching resources provided by the club.  

  • Coaches and assistant coaches should use positive reinforcement when dealing with players. Never use foul or abusive language and never abuse a player mentally, verbally, or physically.

  • Coaches and assistant coaches are expected to have respect for the authority of the referee or his/her assistant. They will not harass, abuse, or berate the referee during or after the match. They shall not enter the field of player without the referee’s permission.

  • Coaches and assistant coaches are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship both on and off the field. They are to teach his/her players the rules of the game and proper play and behavior.