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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.

Parents/Spectators Code of Conduct

Soccer can be a valuable, memorable, and rewarding experience for all participants.  The experience can serve as a foundation for youth and adolescent development.  At any TBSC event, practice, or competition, any adult who verbally abuses, attempts to intimidate, is flagrantly rude to, or does not control their language or actions with a Player, Referee, Coach, Spectator, or TBSC Board Member will be asked to immediately leave the event.  In addition, he or she may receive written warning regarding their behavior from the TBSC Board of Directors.  If the adult fails to leave upon request, law enforcement authorities may be called to remove the spectator.  Any adult that commits a second similar offense will be banned from TBSC events for the remainder of that season.  Any adult who physically assaults a Player, Referee, Coach, or TBSC Board Member will be banned from TBSC for one year from the date of the offense.  After one year, the parent may apply for re-instatement.  If the adult commits a second offense, he or she will be permanently banned from all TBSC events.  The term physical assault includes, but is not limited to; hitting, slapping, pushing, spitting, kicking or striking in any way with any part of the body or any physical implement.

As a parent or spectator, I will:

1. Support the Players, Referees, and Coaches and help teach the value of commitment to the team, sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play.

2. Support my child’s team and help my child and TBSC make athletic contests a positive education experience.

3. Direct constructive criticism of my child’s team program to the Coach and/or TBSC Board Members at an appropriate time.

4. If a situation occurs during a game or practice which you believe requires a discussion with the Coach; TBSC requires that you wait 24 hours before doing so, unless the situation involves the health or safety of a child.

5. Accept decisions of the game Referees and Coaches on the field as fair and called to the best ability of the said officials.  The Referees are in charge of all games, and their decisions are final.

6. Exhibit exemplary sportsmanship at all times.

7. Emphasize that good athletes strive to be good students that are physically and mentally alert.

8. Abstain from being under the influence of, or in possession, of alcoholic beverages and any illegal substance, on game and practice fields.

9. Remain behind the designated Spectator Sideline during a game.  Spectators are not allowed on the Team Sidelines or on the Field during a game, except with Coaches approval (i.e.-child injury).

10. Not express complaints about Coaches in stands, or to Coaches in the presence of Players (i.e. right after a game or practice).

11. Strive to make every soccer activity serve as a training ground for life, and a basis for good mental and physical health by being present to support the children.

As a parent or spectator, I will not:

1. Interfere or interrupt the Coaches during games or practices.

2. Criticize Referees or Coaches, direct abuse or profane language toward them, or otherwise subvert their authority.

3. Criticize an opposing team, its Players, Coaches, or Spectators by word of mouth, by gesture, or by deliberately inciting unsportsmanlike behavior.

4. Undermine, in work or deed, the authority of the Coach or TBSC.

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.

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