Fair Play Coaches
Persons coaching a team or teams within the Junior Soccer Association structure must adhere to the following Code of Fair Play:
Remember that junior players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
Never ridicule or yell at a junior player for making a mistake or not winning.
Be reasonable in your demands on players' time, energy and enthusiasm.
Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach your players to do the same.
Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All junior 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. 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 recommence training or competition.
Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.
Any physical contact with a junior player should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player's development.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.