Players’ Code of Conduct

The following Code of Conduct (from the American Youth Soccer Organization) should be read, understood, and followed by all players:

  • Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach.
  • Play by the Laws of the Game.
  • Never argue with or complain about referees’ calls are decisions.
  • Control your temper. Most of all, resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
  • Concentrate on playing soccer with your best efforts. Work equally hard for your team as for yourself.
  • Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it’s your team or your opponent’s.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good. Don’t be a showoff or a ball hog.
  • Cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents and the referees.