Code of Conduct

Union Beach Soccer Assoication

CODE OF CONDUCT

It is essential for parents, coaches, board members and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self-control.

Therefore I pledge to be responsible for my words and actions while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a youth sports event and shall conform my behavior to the following code of conduct:

1. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

2. I will not coach from the sidelines and I will let the coach(s) do their job.

3. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach(s), parent(s), player(s), participant(s), official(s) or any other attendee.

4. I will not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of coach(s), parent(s), player(s), participant(s), official(s) or any other attendee.

5. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

6. I will not use drugs or alcohol while at a youth sports event and will not attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

7. I will not engage in the use of any profanity.

8. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in the use of profanity.

9. I will treat all coach(s), parent(s), player(s), participant(s), official(s) or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.

10. I will encourage my child to treat all coach(s), parent(s), player(s), participant(s), official(s) or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.

11. I will not engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach(s), parent(s), player(s), participant(s), official(s) or any other attendee.

12. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach(s), parent(s), player(s), participant(s), official(s) or any other attendee.

13. I will not initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

14. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach(s), parent(s), player(s), participant(s), official(s) or any other attendee.

15. I will not touch or handle any child that is not my own or without permission from the parents of said child.

***All of the above statements apply to the soccer complex, travel games home and away, rec games home and away and any UBSA sponsored event.

***If any of the above happens, it will be an automatic suspension from the field from all games, practices and any event until the UBSA Executive Board can do a proper investigation.  The UBSA Executive Board will have 1 week to look into the matter and address the party that is involved.

I hereby agree that if I fail to conform my conduct to the foregoing while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a youth sports event I will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the following in any order or combination:

1. Verbal warning issued by a Board Member or Trustee

2. Suspension or immediate ejection from a game and/or practice.

3. Permanent ejection from the Union Beach Soccer Association.

Signature:  __________________________________________________

Date:  ______________________________________________________