Dryden Soccer Club
Parents Code of Conduct
Parents can be a very positive influence on the game of soccer and are encouraged to attend as many contests as possible to support their children. However, being a spectator is not without responsibility. To the extent to which spectators can be a positive influence, they can equally be a negative force. Parents and spectators of the DSC are expected to:
Never force an unwilling child to join a team or a club.
Remember that children are playing for their enjoyment, not yours.
Encourage fair play and respect for the laws of the game.
Teach that honest effort is as important as victory.
Remember that children learn by example.
Applaud good plays by ALL players, even those on opposing teams.
Respect the officials' judgment-they are the trained professionals.
Support ALL efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from childrens sporting activities.
Recognize that COACHES ARE VOLUNTEERS. They give up their time for your child. SUPPORT them to your child and publicly.
Violation of this code will result in:
Note: The Judiciary Committee is empowered to skip directly to the third step if an incident is deemed sufficiently serious, for example striking a child.
PROTOCOL FOR REPORTING INCIDENTS
Be sure your team's coach is aware of the incident.
Forward a report of the incident to the Club President or Judiciary Committee. It is acceptable to attend a Club meeting to make this report.
If the incident happened at a tournament, be sure the tournament director is aware of it.