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Coach's Code of Conduct

  • Enthusiastically support and practice the “Everyone Plays,” “Good Sportsmanship” and “Positive Coaching” philosophies of AYSO.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on a young player’s time, energy, enthusiasm and performance on the field.
  • Impress on your players that they must abide by the Laws of the Game at all times.
  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.
  • Ensure that your players’ soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it).
  • Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making mistakes or losing a game.
  • Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved. Children need a coach they can respect.
  • Keep informed of sound principles of coaching, growth and child development.
  • Never argue with or complain about referees’ calls or decisions.
  • Check your equipment and playing facilities. They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.
  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured child is ready to play again.
  • Rotate players and positions at each substitution break.

Referee's Code of Conduct

  • Always remember that the game is for the players. Player safety and fair play come first.
  • Study and learn the Laws of the Game and understand the “spirit” of the Laws. Help fellow referees do the same.
  • Encourage and enforce the AYSO philosophies of “Everyone Plays,” “Positive Coaching” and “Good Sportsmanship.”
  • Respect other referees’ decisions and do not publicly criticize another official.
  • Wear the proper uniform and keep it in good condition.
  • Maintain good physical condition so you can keep up with the action.
  • Stay calm when confronted with emotional reactions from players, coaches and parents.
  • Honor accepted game assignments. In an emergency, find a replacement.
  • Support good sportsmanship with a kind word to players, coaches and parents of both teams when deserved.
  • Always be fair and impartial, avoiding conflicts of interest. Decisions based on personal bias are dishonest and unacceptable.

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Deerfield, Illinois 60015

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