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CODE OF ETHICS

 

All participants of CPYS shall abide by the club's Code of Ethics at all times. Inappropriate behavior that violates this Code of Ethics shall result in disciplinary action by the CPYS Board of Directors.

 

PLAYERS:

  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship by example on and off the field of play.

  • Play by the laws of the game.

  • View sports as a privileged opportunity to learn and have fun.

  • Remain respectful toward other players, coaches, referees and spectators.

(Name calling, bullying and foul language will not be tolerated)

  • Never argue or complain about referees' calls or decisions.

  • Make every effort to be at ALL practices and games on time.

  • Maintain an even temperament and resist retaliation.

  • Concentrate on playing hard for both their team and themselves.

  • Focus on doing their best in school.

  • Not partake in drug, alcohol or tobacco use.

 

PARENTS:

  • Encourage good sportsmanship and self-discipline by demonstrating positive for ALL players on both teams.

  • Make athletic participation for their child and others a positive, fun experience.

  • Give encouragement and show interest in their child's teams.

  • Help their child work toward good sportsmanship in every game.

  • Attempt to relieve the pressure of competition and place the Emotional and Physical well-being of players ahead of a desire to win.

  • Be respectful toward coaches, referees and other parents.

  • Alert coaches of any player's health conditions.

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports activities.

  • Refrain from coaching and refereeing from the sidelines.

  • Make every effort to drop off and pick up players at designated practice times.

  • Not partake in drug or alcohol use at any CPYS event.

 

COACHES

  • Encourage good sportsmanship by example; the game is for the children, not for adults.

  • Learn the rules of soccer.

  • Maintain the safety and well-being of their players, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development at any age.

  • Explain to parents what is expected of them and their children.

  • Provide a positive, enjoyable atmosphere for the players and parents.

  • Refrain from open arguments with referees and other coaches.

  • Encourage parents to support the team with their presence as much as possible.

  • Provide necessary guidance and equipment at game and practices.

  • Discipline players in a FAIR and CONSISTENT manner.

  • Refrain from making negative comments about other coaches, players and referees.

  • Be prepared to deal with injuries in a timely manner by reviewing first aid principles.

  • Maintain a consistent practice schedule that is fun and challenging for the players.

  • Not partake in drug, alcohol or tobacco use at any CPYS event.