Code of Conduct

Coach, Player, Parent/Spectators

As representatives and ambassadors of St. Charles Soccer Association (SCSA) all coaches must: 

  1. Take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of each player.
  2. Be responsible for the conduct of the players, parents and spectators of the team.
  3. Operate with the Laws of the Game, and teach the players to do the same.
  4. Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved. This includes opponents, coaches, officials and spectators.
  5. Ensure players adhere to the Players Code of Conduct.
  6. Be enthusiastic and positive. Ensure you are generous with your praise to players when deserved.
  7. Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun. Ensure that development is equal for all players, not just the best.
  8. Be reasonable in their demands on a player’s time, energy and enthusiasm.
  9. Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players. Follow the return to play protocols following an injury.
  10. Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of the players.
  11. Show respect to SCSA by wearing appropriate apparel at practices and games  (SCSA logos, unbranded clothes, no other Club/Academy apparel is to be worn) 

Under no circumstances will a coach/team official: 

  • Use profanity at any time.
  • Physically or psychologically abuse or bully any player on his or her team and/or any other team.
  • Ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake.
  • Argue with a game official.
  • Profit directly from coaching a SCSA team. No coach shall charge for practices to make a profit or otherwise engage in activity to generate income from coaching a SCSA team.
  • Operate and/or participate in coaching in a private training academy outside of SCSA without prior approval of the SCSA Technical Director.
  • Advertise any academy or programming directly or indirectly to their players that is not affiliated and approved by SCSA.
  • Participate as a team in any unsanctioned games or encourage players to play in unsanctioned games without prior discussions with the Technical Director.

Use any social media platforms to display distain towards players, parents, other coaches, match officials and/or any organization.
Failure to adhere to this policy may result in suspension, termination or other disciplinary actions as deemed necessary by SCSA. 
Referee abuse will not be tolerated and will be dealt with severely, In the event there is concern with game officiating, a letter of concern may be addressed to the District. All coaches must adhere to WYSA’s 24 hour rule when submitting a complaint.
Please click here to see Parent Liaison/Incident Reporting Protocol


All players must observe the principles of fair play and respect all others involved in the game, including opponents, spectators and officials.
Therefore, a player should:

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.
  2. Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.
  3. Care for and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your program.
  4. Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
  5. Conduct yourself in a responsible manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
  6. Abide by the rules and Laws of the Game, and respect the decision of the game officials.
  7. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  8. Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition.
  9. Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches 


The support that you provide as a parent and/or spectator is vital to your child’s success. Development and enjoyment with playing competitive soccer will depend on your support and positive attitude towards your child, the team, coaches, staff and ultimately the Club. 
A parent or spectator shall: 

  1. Make every effort to learn the Laws of the Game
  2. Respect the decisions of the Game Official, abuse, of any kind, will not be tolerated
  3. Always be positive and encourage all players to participate, do not criticize players, the team and/or coaching staff from either Club
  4. Never use foul or abusive language at any time
  5. Ensure that the facility in use is in the same condition as it was prior to arrival
  6. Refrain from coaching any player during a game, understand that there may be a coaching decision or a style of play that the coach is working on
  7. Remain a respectable distance from playing area, during both training and games
  8. Respect the coaching staff’s decision to not play players that are deemed un-fit to play
  9. Avoid argumentative and disrespectful behavior towards any player, parent, official, team official and follow the Incident Protocol found on the SCSA website for complaint procedure
  10. Help players abide by the Player Code of Conduct and Commitment Letter
    The SCSA has the right to suspend their privilege as a spectator if they act in a manner that is deemed to be rude or otherwise offensive. Continued violation of the above guidelines could result in disciplinary action up to and including removing the player from the roster.