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  • Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players and the spectators on their side of the field, specifically as it relates to the coaches, players and spectators on the other team. Verbal and/or physical abuse will not be tolerated.

  • All coaches teaching a team/teams in the Winkler Amateur Soccer Association must adhere to the following Code of Conduct:

  • Remember that players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.

  • Never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning.

  • Be reasonable on the demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach players to do the same.

  • Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.

  • Avoid overplaying talented players. All players deserve equal playing and training time, regardless of their ability.

  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age, maturity and ability of all players.

  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with soccer. This includes, but is not limited to, opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Also encourage your players to do the same.

  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to practice or play.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

  • Believe that your role as a coach is to contribute to the overall success, physical, and athletic growth of the player through participation in soccer.

  • Endeavour to be a good instructor and a positive role model for your players.

  • Remember your behavior brings credit to yourself, the Winkler Amateur Soccer organization and the sport of soccer.

  • Understand that your attitude can influence the players, coaches and spectators.

  • Demand a sports environment for the children that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all Winkler Amateur Soccer events.

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