Code of Conduct
Encinitas Soccer League's Code of Conduct
The following Code of Conduct has been in place since Nov 1998. This Code of Conduct is designed to make the playing experience enjoyable for everyone involved and to ensure the safety of participants and observers alike.
CODE OF CONDUCT
• Respect their coach during practice and the games. Talking back, inappropriate language, and not following directions will not be tolerated.
• Be supportive of their teammates in a positive manner. Negative comments to or about other teammates will not be tolerated.
• Attend all team events and participate fully.
• Be punctual. Be prepared.
• Be positive. Cheer Great PLAYS. Make athletic participation for your child and others a positive experience. The opponents are necessary. Without them your child could not participate. So, applaud good plays by your team and members of the opposing team.
• Negative comments or criticism about players or coaches, or referees IS NOT ALLOWED. If you cannot say anything positive, don't say anything. Also, yelling at the referees is a quick way to get your coach ejected and the game halted. It doesn’t help.
• No coaching or instructing from the sidelines. We know you are trying to help. You may have coached some of these kids in the Rec Soccer program. Let the coaches handle the in-game instruction. We know it’s tempting. Please don’t help.
• 48 Hour rule. If you have a concern and need to speak to the coach about an issue, please allow 48 hours before contact. NEVER address your issues during a game or after its conclusion.
• Accept the results of each game. Encourage the child to be gracious in victory, and turn defeat to victory by working towards improvement.
• alcoholic beverages have no place at any Soccer or Team event
Most parents and spectators find that adhering to the Parents Code enhances their enjoyment of their child's games. Occasionally spectators violate the Code; most often they recognize the problem and correct it immediately. On rare occasions parents or spectators persist in conduct which violates the Code. In such cases the following rules apply:
1. The parent or spectator will receive ONE warning from the coach or the coach's designee. This may be at the referee’s instruction. If referees have problems with a sideline, it is the coach’s responsibility to quiet the dissent or extraneous commentary.
2. If the offending conduct persists, the coach will request the parent or spectator to leave the field. If the referee is involved, the coach is likely to be ejected if the sideline behavior does not improve. We want our sidelines to be the best behaved and MOST POSITIVE in all of San Diego.
3. If the parent or spectator refuses to leave the field, the coach will remove the parent's player from the game.
4. If a player is removed from the game under these circumstances, the player may not play in future games without the prior written consent of the Director of Coaching and the VP of Competitive.