The Twin Boro Soccer | For Coaches
COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT:
The mission of the Twin Boro Soccer Club (TBSC) is to provide a safe, fun learning environment for the youth of Oakmont and Verona. We strive to create an opportunity for kids to work together as a team toward common goals. We emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork and respect for authority figures (Directors, Coaches, and Referees). While we are not a farm system for the Riverview School District soccer program, or any other school soccer program, we recognize the impact we may have on those programs. Our focus is on developing good life skills through the sport of soccer.
TBSC is a member club of PAWest Soccer Association and as such, must abide by the Youth Division Playing Rules of the governing body. All TBSC Directors, Coaches, Players, and Spectators must also abide by the Youth Division Playing Rules, and are subject to disciplinary action by PAWest Soccer Association in addition to disciplinary action taken by TBSC pursuant to this Code of Conduct.
TBSC will not tolerate verbal or physical abuse of its volunteer coaches, referees, or players from any Parent, Player, or Spectator. Spectators, as well as the players and coaches, are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct described herein at all TBSC events (practices, games, tournaments, or travel to and/or from). While most of the adults and children in the program will abide by this code without being instructed, it is being published to protect the children, the integrity of our program, and emphasize the values of TBSC. This Code of Conduct as set forth below, is not intended to limit the scope or application of any laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the Boroughs of Verona and Oakmont, to the extent such laws, rules or ordinances are applicable.
Coaches Code of Conduct
1. As a Coach, You (through your actions and words) set an example for your Players, Parents, and Spectators. You set the tone and lead by example.
2. Read the Players, Parents, and Spectators this Code of Conduct. Understand what is being asked of all participants in your sport. Actively promote this Code of Conduct.
3. Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each Player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
4. Ensure that each Player is correctly dressed with the necessary safety equipment before being allowed to play.
5. Get treatment for an injured Player immediately. Cooperate fully with medical personnel in the best interest of the player.
6. Never physically or mentally push Players beyond their abilities. The game is minor consideration when compared to the child’s future health and well-being.
7. Encourage and guide Players to accept responsibility for their own behavior and performance. Never condone unacceptable behavior.
8. Accept the decisions of the Referees on the field as fair, and called to the best ability of the Referee. The Referees are in charge of all games, and their decisions are final.
9. Always be prompt, courteous, and direct when dealing with opposition Coaches, and Referees.
10. Read the PAWest Rules and assist your Players and Parents in understanding them.
11. Agree to a background screening with regards to your suitability to work with children.
12. Inappropriate language on the practice or game field is prohibited.
Any Coach under the influence of drugs or alcohol during practice or games is prohibited.
Consequences of Behavior
Anyone who fails to conform their conduct to the preceding Code of Conduct while attending, coaching, officiating, or participating in a TBSC event will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the following, in any order or combination.
1. Verbal warning issued by TBSC.
2. Written warning issued by TBSC.
3. Suspension or immediate ejection from a TBSC event issued by authorized officials of PAWest or TBSC.
4. Suspension from multiple TBSC events issued by authorized officials of PAWest or TBSC.
5. Season suspension or multiple season suspensions issued by TBSC.