Parents’ Code of Conduct

As a requirement to register my child to participate in any Leicester Soccer Club program, I and my guests agree to:

1 – Remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the organization. I will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game and practice.  I will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing or taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.

2 – Refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.  I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.  I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also deemphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.

3 – Respect the coaches and their authority during games.  I will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and if necessary, will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

4 – Refrain from speaking to the referee during or after the game.  Exceptions: Coaches may ask questions before the game, call for substitutions, point out emergencies during the game, or respond to the referee if addressed.  Absolutely no disputing calls, during or after the game, no remarks to the referee to watch certain players or attend to rough play. NO YELLING at the referee, EVER, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or feedback of any kind during or after the game.

By registering my child to participate in any Leicester Soccer Club program I also agree that if I or my guest fail to abide by this code of conduct, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:

  •         Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization
  •         Written warning
  •         Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organizations involved
  •         Game forfeit through the official or coach
  •         Parental season suspension

Soccer – It’s Just A Game

Approved by LSC board of directors on May 13, 2019 and posted on the LSC website