All coaches, players, and parents are expected to endorse and comply with their Codes of Conduct. Coaches are required to inform players and parents of their Codes of Conduct. Coach, player, or parent violations will be brought before the Honor the Game Committee for review and serious violations may result in suspension.
Players Code of Conduct
Play soccer for the fun of it. Remember the goals of the game are to have fun, improve skills, and feel good about your contribution to the team. (Don’t be a showoff or a ball-hog.)
Play by the rules of the game and show respect to all coaches, referees, and tournament officials.
Never argue with or complain about referee calls or decisions. Mustang supports a zero tolerance policy concerning harassment of referees.
Control your temper and, most of all, resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
Concentrate on playing soccer and affecting the outcome of the game with your best effort. Work equally as hard for your team as for yourself.
Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Be a good sport by cheering all good plays – on your team and your opponent’s team.
Always conduct yourself in a manner befitting someone representing themselves, their family, and the Mustang Soccer Club.
Parents Code of Conduct
Remember children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment, not yours. Do not force an unwilling child to participate.
Teach your player that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than a victory. Help your player work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship – even in defeat your child will be a winner.
Be a positive role model whenever you are around players. Set a good example – do not yell at, ridicule, or criticize your child or any other player. Instead applaud good plays by your team and by those of the opposing team.
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sporting activities.
Show respect to all coaches, referees, and tournament officials. Mustang supports a zero tolerance policy as to questioning and harassment of referees. Leave conflict resolution to the field marshals or tournament officials.
Do not engage coaches in social activities outside the parameters set in the Coaches Code of Conduct: practices, games, team kickoff meetings, team dinners, and team end-of-year parties.