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.