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Club Code of Conduct

The philosophy of the Susquehanna Soccer Club is exemplified by the Code of Conduct published by the US Soccer Federation, and the local leagues and state league in which the club is a member.  Each player, coach, and parent/guardian will be instructed on the Club's Code of Conduct at the start of each new year and will be required to abide by this document.  Checking this box affirms that I have read and will abide by the policies herein.  

Failure to abide by this document could result in possible sanctions as determined by the Susquehanna Soccer Club Board of Directors.



 PARENTS/GUARDIANS/SPECTATORS:

Perhaps the most important goal of the club is to make soccer an enjoyable experience for the players, their families, and spectators.  Game emotions can easily run high, but remember it is only a game!

Be a great cheerleader; encourage the whole team, not just your child.  Use positive language such as 'good ball', 'great hustle', or 'go team.'

Please do not coach from the sidelines or direct players, let the team and the coach communicate with each other.  Too many mixed signals from parents on the sidelines to the players often leads to players becoming distracted and confused.

Do not ever abuse an official or respond to provocation from the opposing team.  The club absolutely does not condone any behavior of this type including inappropriate behavior by players, coaches, parents, spectators, or any league officials.  Actions of this type will not be tolerated.  Respect the rules, and above all accept the decision of the officials.  

A league rule requires that parents/spectators stay on the opposite sides of the field, when possible, with their respective team; please adhere to this every game.  Never attempt to enter the field of play during the game.

NO ALCOHOL, TOBACCO PRODUCTS OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES SHOULD EVER BE USED BY PARENTS/GUARDIANS, SPECTATORS, OR COACHES WHEN THEY ARE ON THE SIDELINES DURING A GAME OR AT PRACTICE.


PLAYERS:

Treat teammates, coaches, parents, officials, and opposing players with respect.  Respect the rules and accept the decisions of the officials.  You need to give respect in order to gain respect.

Communicate openly with the coaching staff in a manner which is clear and constructive.  If you have a question, get an answer, you will be helping yourself as well as other members of your team.

Encourage and cheer for your teammates.  Lead by example.  Demonstrate your hard work, good sportsmanship, discipline, and positive attitude.

Never use foul language.  It is unnecessary, counterproductive, and unacceptable.

Never respond to provocation from opposing players, coaches, or parents.  Be cool and confident.  Be modest in victory and dignified in defeat.

TECHNICAL DIRECTORS AND COACHES:

Our technical directors and coaches are ambassadors of our club and program, and as such share a philosophy of treating players, parents, other coaches, referees, league officials, and the game itself with dignity and respect.

All coaches and technical directors will conduct themselves in a way that demonstrates a positive role model to players, parents, and the club.

I have read the Susquehanna Soccer Club Code of Conduct and acknowledge and agree to each of these principles.  As a player, coach or family member I understand it is my responsibility to conduct myself at all times in a manner that will uphold the philosophy of the club.


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Susquehanna Soccer Club

Mailing Address:, P.O. Box 60889
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17106

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