Coach Code of Conduct

Coaching Ethics

  • Coaches and their assistants are representatives of the TYSL and the League. They must conduct themselves in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of this organization.
  • Every team, club or association is responsible for the action of its players, officials, and spectators and is required to take all necessary precautions to prevent spectators threatening or assaulting officials or players before, during or after all games.
  • It is the responsibility of the club, coaches and players to know and abide by the TYSL Rules and Regulations and the FIFA Laws of the Game.
  • Coaches and their assistants must remain in the technical area or coaching box at all times during the game. The coaching area is defined as 10 yards to either side of the center line and may be marked by a cone or pinnie provided by the team.
Coach Code of Conduct TYSL focuses on the best interest of the youthful participants in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation with an emphasis dedicated to helping children enrich their lives and on becoming good and decent citizens in the community. TYSL strives to inspire youthful participants with the fundamental principles of teamwork and fair play, while having a focus on fun. As a coach for TYSL, I agree to the following:

  1. I am representing TYSL, my community and my team and agree to act accordingly at all times.
  2. I will learn and know the rules of the game and the policies of TYSL as defined in the its Constitution and shall support and uphold them always.
  3. I understand that coaching is a position of trust. Therefore, I will be a positive role model for my players and will maintain my personal integrity and dignity at all times.
  4. I will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs, alcohol and tobacco and will refrain from their use at all games, exhibitions, practices and events. I will never coach a game or conduct a practice under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  5. I will never swear, use profanity or make obscene gestures, or engage in any inappropriate behavior or conduct, at any time.
  6. I will always remember that my players are involved in soccer for fun and enjoyment, and I will do everything possible to keep the game fun and enjoyable. I am a youth coach and understand that the game is for the children, not the adults.
  7. I will always have a positive attitude and will always praise my players for trying hard, playing fair and doing their best, regardless of the outcome of the game.
  8. I will never criticize or yell at any player for making a mistake. I will not tolerate any physical or verbal abuse in youth sports.
  9. I understand that winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one. I will place the well being of every player above my personal desire to win. I will be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
  10. I understand that being a coach means being, first and foremost, a teacher. I will teach my players basic skills, techniques and strategies, and will give al my players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem at practice and in games.
  1. I will always display good sportsmanship and fair play, and will encourage the same from my players, colleagues, opponents, parents and spectators.
  2. I will treat my players in a fair and equal manner. I will stress that teamwork and being a team player are more important than individual goals.
  3. I will know and understand playing time guidelines and will fair to all participants since this is a developmental league.
  4. I will maintain an open line of communication with my players and parents. I will explain goals and objectives for the team, as well as the rules of the game and the policies of TYSL, whenever requested or necessary, to the best of my ability.
  5. I will inspect all equipment and fields on a regular basis to ensure the safety of my players.
  6. I will respect the referees and game officials and their authority during every game. I will never dispute, challenge or excessively argue any decisions made by them, or confront any referee or league official at the field before, during or after the game. Whenever necessary, I will take the time to calmly and rationally discuss any situation or call made during a game with a referee or league official.
  7. I acknowledge that this Code of Conduct has been adopted by TYSL and agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action by TYSL that could include, but is not limited to the following:

Warning;  Probation; Game Suspension; Season Suspension In the event a situation rises which calls for interpretation, TYSL will take into account the best interest of each athlete, the entire team,  and the integrity of the soccer game. TYSL board decision will be final.