Brookline Soccer Club
Brookline Soccer Club

Code of Conduct

for Players

  • Always conduct yourself with respect.
  • Always respect other people and property.
  • Maximum effort is a minimum requirement – always take pride in your performance, even at training.
  • Attend all training sessions and games punctually.
  • Pay complete attention to your coaches.
  • Always wear shin guards for all training and matches.
  • Always warm-up and warm-down before and after training and matches.
  • Always help with equipment during practice. You should not need to be asked.
  • Always get a good night’s sleep prior to any games.
  • Learn the rules of the game.
  • Be appreciative of your parent’s support.
  • Have a good attitude, both on and off the field.

and during a game:

  • Be proud of your appearance on the field.
  • Always show good sportsmanship.
  • Accept any decision given by the referee.
  • Never retaliate, verbally or physically, no matter what the provocation may be.

for Parents

  • Observe the Zero Tolerance Rules. No one, except the players, is to speak to the referee during or after the game. Absolutely no disputing calls, during or after the game, no remarks to the referee to watch certain players or attend to rough play. NO YELLING at the referee, EVER, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or feedback of any kind during or after the game.
  • Do not coach players from the sidelines. Do not shout at any players (particularly your child). Leave the coaching to the coaches.
  • Keep the winning of games in perspective. Player development is the most important thing. Encourage and support players. Do not place an unwarranted amount of pressure on the players, including post-game discussions. Ensure that players attend training and games regularly and on time.
  • Give adequate notice for all absences form training and games. Be honest in all dealings with coaching staff.
  • Attend all pre-arranged parent’s meetings.
  • Keep the coach fully informed of any injuries or matters that may affect performance.
  • Advocate a healthy lifestyle that is appropriate to development.
  • Help with field set up, team equipment and team support.

Note: Parents wishing to speak to a coach about any issue relating to their child should e-mail their coach requesting to speak to them at practice. Please refrain from addressing a coach on the day of a game.