Conduct Guidelines and Behavior ExpectationsUpdated Monday June 20, 2016 by Frank Brady.
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Never allow your ego to interfere with good judgment and your responsibility as a club and team representative.
- Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athlete.
- Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior and leadership. Adhere to strong ethical and integrity standards.
- Learn the rules of the game and teach them in letter and spirit.
- Set a good example for players and spectators. Refrain from:
-Arguments in front of your team and parents.
-Gestures indicating a referee or opposing coach does not know what they are doing or talking about.
-Throwing objects in disgust.
- Shake hands with opposing coaches and referees before and after each match.
- Respect the integrity of the referee. By giving respect, you get respect.
- Do not use profanity or other objectionable language.
- Be responsible for your players and your sideline.
- Make sportsmanship your first priority.
- Learn the rules of the game.
- Treat opposing players as you would want to be treated
- Wish opponents good luck before the game and congratulate them in a courteous manner following victory or defeat.
- Respect the judgment of the referee(s), treating them with respect even if you disagree with their judgment will only make a positive impression of you and your team.
- Play for the fun of it.
- Control your temper. Not only against the opposing team and referees, but with yourself and your teammates.
- Do not use foul or inappropriate language at any time.
PARENTS AND SPECTATORS:
- Always encourage your child to play by the rules.
- Applaud good plays by either team.
- Watch and enjoy the GAME! Let the players play, the coaches coach and the referees officiate.
- Never ridicule or shout at your child or others for making a mistake or losing the game.