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Torpedoes Code of Conduct

The Coach

  • Treats own players, parents and opponents with respect;
  • Teaches and inspires soccer players to love the game, and instills the desire to compete fairly;
  • Is the type of person he/she wants the players to be;
  • Sets high standards of performance and conduct, and maintains control and discipline of the team at all times;
  • Respects the judgment and interpretation of the rules by the officials;
  • Realizes that he/she is a teacher/coach and therefore understands the game and proper soccer behavior at all times.

The Player

  • Treats opponents with respect;
  • Plays hard, but plays within the rules of the game of soccer;
  • Demonstrates self-control;
  • Respects the officials and accepts their decisions without gesture or argument;
  • Wins without boasting, loses without excuses and never quits;
  • Remembers that it is a privilege to represent the Torpedoes Soccer Club.

The Parent

  • Does not coach the players (including their own child) from the sidelines during the game;
  • Respects the judgment of the referee and does not criticize officials;
  • Focuses on mastering soccer skills knowledge and, to some extent, game strategies;
  • Decreases the pressure on their child to win;
  • Believes that soccer's primary value is to allow youth the opportunity for self-development;
  • Understands the risks.  A soccer game is full of mistakes.  Playing soccer is a willingness to chance a failure;
  • Communicate with the coach and create a positive working relationship;
  • Controls negative emotions and thinks positively.
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