Player Code of Conduct

  1. I will play soccer because I want to, not because others want me to.

  2. I will remember that soccer is an opportunity to learn and have fun.
  3. I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and parents at all times.
  4. I will remember that winning isn’t everything, that having fun, playing fair, improving my skills, making friends, and giving my best efforts are the most important aspects of youth soccer.
  5. I deserve to play in an environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol; and expect everyone to refrain from their use at all soccer games.
  6. I will do the best I can each day, remembering that all players have talents and weaknesses, the same as I do.
  7. I will treat my coaches, other players and coaches, and fans with respect at all times; regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities, and I will expect to be treated accordingly.
  8. I will follow coaching direction and will not be disruptive during practice or games, nor will I “mouth off” or use bad language.
  9. If I have a problem with something, I will discuss it with my coach at the earliest opportunity, rather than let it grow into a bigger problem later on.
  10. I will be on time for practices and games and will notify my coach if I cannot attend. I will make every effort to attend all games and practices.
  11. I will concentrate on playing soccer by always giving my best effort, both in practice and in games.
  12. I will respect my opponents, whether they have more or less ability than me and regardless of whether I win or lose.
  13. I will be modest and respectful when I win, and gracious when I lose.
  14. I will show respect for the authority of the referee, even though I may sometimes disagree with his or her calls.
  15. I will control my temper, resist the temptation to retaliate, and exercise self control.
  16. I will play by the rules at all times, and if I don’t understand the rules, will attempt to learn them so I can become a better player.
  17. I will conduct myself with honor and dignity and treat other players as I would like to be treated. I know that at all times, I represent Franklin Youth Soccer, my team and my town.