CSC's Parent's Code of Conduct:
Soccer is a wonderful sport and a passionate game. We must always remember our attitude is contagious. The referees, the players, the coaches and the fans should come together to match wits and skills. The other team's players, coaches, parents are our opponent not our enemy and thus must be treated with respect at all times. Likewise, referees, club officials, our own team's players, coaches, and parents must be treated with respect at all times. While winning is important, sportsmanship, fair play, respect, and teamwork are the essence of the game. Parents who fail to adhere to the Parent's Code of Conduct will face suspension of membership privileges in a hearing process outlined in the CSC Bylaws.
I/we will set a good example to my/our child in their soccer development by adhering at all times to the following:
Respect the referee decisions. Not criticize the referee openly, directly, or indirectly before, during or after games- We must understand that referees are human and mistakes happens. This is not the World Cup and referees are developing alongside players and coaches. CSC has a zero tolerance policy towards referee abuse and any violations will result in the loss of spectator privileges and possible suspension of membership.
We will only give positive feedback and encouragement to players.
We will cheer at all games within the spirit of fair play and shall do our best to cheer the effort regardless of the outcome.
We will be mindful in "lopsided" games where cheering our own "winning" team might be misunderstood.
We shall do our best to teach our players to become students of the game.
We shall find the "little successes" that our children have during each match.
We shall show the quality of our sportsmanship during and after each and every match and help our child remember to thank the referee after the match without regard to the result.
We shall do our very best to have our child prepared and properly equipped for every practice session and match.
We shall support the learning effort of the players, the coaches and the referees by demonstrating our patience.
We understand that improper behavior at a match may result in a parent being asked to leave the field by the referee, for travel games, the TSL, or a club official so the coach does not receive a yellow card caution or even a red card ejection due to the actions of the parent spectator. Such behavior will warrant a hearing with the Disciplinary Committee and possible suspension from CSC
We shall leave the coaching to the coach during match. We shall do our best not to give our child instructions during the match.
We will not engage the coach before, during, or after a match. Rather, if there are issues to be discussed we will set up a meeting or converse via email or phone after a 24 hour cooling off period.
We will be cautious during the game and during the car ride home not to engage in criticism of our children, other players, coaches, or referees. We will listen and focus on positives.
We understand that (upon review) the Leagues and CSC can, and will- if necessary- suspend our individual privilege to watch our child play and/or our membership in CSC should we behave in a manner that is rude or otherwise offensive.
We agree to do our best to have as much fun watching the game as the players should have playing the game.