Parent/Spectator Conduct Policy – 2020/2021 Season
1. Parents will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults, and will exemplify the highest levels of sportsmanship.
2. Parents will acknowledge that the coaches of their child’s team is responsible for their behavior and they will respect the coaching staff’s authority. Parents will also remember and appreciate that their child’s coach is a volunteer.
3. Parents will leave instruction (practice and/or games) to the coaching staff and will do their best not to communicate instructions to their child or any other player during practices or games.
4. Parents will not yell or argue with officials. Any disagreements with officials will be handled by coaches or the SSC Board of Directors.
5. Parents will not behave negatively at games and will treat opposing players and spectators with respect. They will be mindful in “lopsided” games where excessive cheering of our own winning team might be misunderstood by opposing players or spectators.
6. Profanity is unacceptable at SSC facilities or events.
7. Parents should learn the rules of the game and league policies. Knowing the rules will help with their player’s development and minimize disagreements.
8. Parents shall maintain a professional relationship with their child's coach and avoid a confrontation immediately following a game. We respectfully ask that parents wait 24 hours before discussing concerns with their coach.
9. Parents will make every effort to have their child attend practices and games and will communicate (in a timely manner) if my child will be late or absent. Good communication between parents and coaches leads to a more positive experience for all involved.
10. Parents will remain current on all financial obligations to Southwest Soccer Club and will proactively communicate issue (to Head Coach or Club Treasurer) that will affect their ability to do so.
11. SSC relies upon the support of volunteers; and in particular, volunteer coaches. Any anti-social, defamatory, or hurtful behavior against coaches or other unpaid volunteers will result in immediate action.
Violations of the Parent/Spectator Conduct Policy:
Any violations of the Parent/Spectator Conduct Policy may be grounds for suspension or dismissal of the parent, child or both from the team/club. Disciplinary action could include, but is not limited to any of the following:
1. Verbal warning by official, head coach, league or SSC Board of Directors.
2. Written warning from SSC Board of Directors
3. Parental OR Player game(s) suspension
4. Game forfeiture
5. Spectator (non-Parents) ban
6. Parental season suspension
7. Parental Expulsion from Club
8. Player Expulsion from Club
All disciplinary action is the responsibility of the Board of Directors. Suspensions and terminations may be appealed to the Board of Directors.