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Code of Conduct


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FC Peoria Code of Conduct

Policy Rules for the FC Peoria Fields

  • Smoking is NOT PERMITTED.
  • Alcohol is NOT PERMITTED.
  •  Pets are PERMITTED, but pets must be on a leash, waste picked up and pets must not interfere with game action or spectator enjoyment. The pet owner is responsible for the actions of the pet.
  • Pets are NOT PERMITTED during home tournaments.
  • Please drive slowly and carefully.
  • Children should not be left UNATTENDED. Policy Enforcement.

The Board of Directors reserves the right to take appropriate action to enforce this policy, including the levy of fines, suspensions or dismissals. As noted in the policy, coaches are asked to assume responsibility for enforcement of the code of conduct at games and training sessions.

Code of Conduct for Spectators

Parents and players are responsible for the conduct of their guests. All spectators at practices or games for FC Peoria must adhere to the following Code of Conduct.

As a spectator of FC Peoria, I agree to:

  • Remember that young people participate for their enjoyment and benefit, not mine.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams. Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game's outcome.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach players to do the same.
  • Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Refrain from coaching from the sidelines. Leave coaching to the coaches.
  • Show respect for your team's opponents.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and the decisions of officials.
  • Not use foul language or harass players, coaches or officials.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Respect the referees.
  • Demand a sports environment for the children free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

Code of Conduct for Parents

 As a parent of a player at the FC Peoria Association, I agree to:

  • Be my child’s best fan! Support my child unconditionally and make him/her feel like a winner!
  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not mine.
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
  • Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from all soccer activities.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach children to do likewise.
  • Learn the rules of the game and the policies of the organization and the FC Peoria Fields.
  • Show appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Be kind to my child's coach, other volunteers including board members and concession workers and to the officials. The coaches, board members and concession workers invest their personal time to provide a recreational activity for my child. They are providing a valuable community service, often without reward other than their personal satisfaction.
  • Show respect to the referees. I will refrain from speaking to officials, unless it is to say thank you after the game. If I have questions or concerns with the referees, I will speak to the coach after the game or at practice.
  • Refrain from coaching from the sidelines. Leave coaching to the coaches.
  • Understand that my attitude can influence the players, coaches and spectators.
  • Demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
  • Be sure my child is available for practices and games. Practices are as important as games. Children who simply don’t show up for practice and/or games are letting everybody down. If I know my child is unable to attend a practice or game, I will give the coach reasonable advance notice to enable proper planning.
  • Report to the coach all injuries, special medical conditions (such as asthma) or extenuating circumstances (such as lack of sleep or family crisis) that may affect the player.
  • Send my child ready to play. My child will be dressed in uniform and will arrive on time.
  • On transporting my child home, be supportive and always focus on the positive aspects of the game.
  • Encourage my child to speak with the coach. If my child is having difficulties in training or games, I will encourage my child to speak directly to the coaches, understanding that taking responsibility is a big part of growing into a mature person.

Code of Conduct for Coaches

Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players and the spectators on their side of the field, specifically as it relates to the referee, coaches, players and spectators on the other team. Verbal and/or physical abuse will not be tolerated. All persons coaching a team or teams for FC Peoria must adhere to the following Code of Conduct.

As a coach with FC Peoria, I agree to:

  • Be reasonable in my demands on players' time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same.
  • Ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  • 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. I will encourage my 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.
  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.
  • Understand that any physical contact with a player should be appropriate to soccer situations 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.
  • Believe that my role as a coach is to contribute to the overall success, physical and athletic growth of the player through participation in soccer.
  • Endeavor to be a good instructor and a positive role model for my players.
  • Referees shall have the respect and support of the coach. Avoid public criticism of officials. Understand that my attitude can influence the players, coaches and spectators.
  • Demand a sports environment for the children free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
  • Before games, opposing coaches should meet and exchange greetings to set the proper tone for the game.
  • After games, the teams and coaches should meet and congratulate each other in a sportsmanlike manner.
  • Be primarily responsible for communications within their team. Make sure to set expectations at the beginning of the season, and, preferably document these expectations in writing.
  • Endeavor to generate written player evaluations at the end of each season, including recommendations for improvement and emphasis on positive aspects of the player’s performance.
  • Assume responsibility for enforcement of the code of conduct at games and training sessions.

Code of Conduct for Players

As a player for FC Peoria, I agree to:

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with a referee or assistant referee. If I disagree, I will speak with my coach.
  • Control my temper and maintain control over my emotions. I will avoid bad/negative comments and/or gestures, and I know that purposely distracting or annoying an opponent is not allowed behavior in soccer.
  • Work equally hard for myself and my team. My team's performance will benefit, so will I.
  • Be a good sport; applaud good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition.
  • Treat all participants in soccer as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of a competitor.
  • Cooperate with my coach, teammates and opponents.
  • Participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Respect referees.
  • Understand that my attitude can influence the players, coaches and spectators.
  • Remember that practices are just as important as games and my attendance helps my team. I will notify my coach if I must miss a practice or a game.
  • Not use drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
  • Play for the fun of soccer!

 

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PO Box 294 
Mossville, Illinois 61552

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