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FC Europa Parent Code of Conduct

  • Cheer for your children, but do not try to coach them from the sidelines. Do not make any negative remarks to players on your team or the opposing team.
  • Respect the game officials and refrain from addressing them or questioning their decisions. Anyone making any negative comments towards a referee will be asked to leave the field area, and repeat offenders will be barred from attending future games.
  • Realize, accept and practice the principles that a team's reputation is built not only on its playing ability, but also on the sportsmanship, courtesy, and citizenship of its fans. Demonstrate appropriate gestures of sportsmanship at the conclusion of a game, win or lose.
  • The club encourages open dialogue between parents and coaches, but such discussions should occur at times that do not interfere with team activities. If you have an area of disagreement with your Coach, allow a 24hour “cooling off” period before contacting him/her to discuss the matter. Recognize that your Coach is responsible for all game decisionmaking, including player positioning, playing time, formation, and tactical decisions.
  • Decrease the pressure to win. Remember that soccer is a game and is meant to be fun.

FC Europa Player Code of Conduct

  • Treat other players, coaches, supporters and officials with respect, and encourage other players to do the same. Verbal abuse and harassment in any form will not be tolerated. Recognize that you are representing our club each time you put on your uniform.
  • Agree to attend and be fully prepared for all practices, games and functions as required. Provide advance notice to your Coach and Team Manager if you are unable to attend a practice or game.
  • Take care of your body by eating a healthy diet, avoiding dangerous or harmful activities and substances, and getting plenty of sleep. Report any medical problems immediately to your parents and Coach. Familiarize yourself with the club's Concussion Prevention resources.
  • Recognize that your Coach is in charge of all gametime decisions, including playing time, positioning, formations, and tactical decisions. If there are issues you would like to discuss with your Coach, arrange for a private meeting that does not interfere with team activities (the parents of younger players should be involved in these discussions).