The Barrie Sports Dome Indoor Soccer League is a “house league” so we emphasize team play and sportsmanship above winning.

Players Code of Conduct:

  1. REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULE– This is the most important rule you’ll ever learn in sports! Always treat your teammates, opponents and officials in the same manner that you would like to be treated. That means respect, dignity, and total sportsmanship at all times.
  2. BE A GOOD SPORT– Play fair. Be a leader. Set the example. Rise above poor behavior. Have fun. The way in which you conduct yourself has a long lasting effect on everybody around you. That’s what practicing good sportsmanship is all about.
  3. NEVER QUESTION AN OFFICIAL– Officials do not care who wins and they have no favourite players. All they want is for a fair and safe game to be played. And that’s no easy job. Make it easier by not talking back to an official.
  4. BE PATIENT WITH YOUR TEAMMATES– Every player on your team has certain strengths and weaknesses. Be patient with your teammates and encourage them to improve their game- just as they will be patient with you improving your game. Soccer is a team sport. Success can only come when the entire team works and plays well together.
  5. LEARN THE RULES– When was the last time you sat down and read the rule book? It’s hard to say you know the game if you really don’t know the rules of the game.
  6. HAVE FUN– It’s a simple concept. Win or loose, try to enjoy every moment on the field. If playing sports isn’t fun then something is wrong.
  7. If you have a concern that you feel must be brought to the attention of the soccer coordinator, please ask the front desk for a FACTS sheet and fill it out.

 

Coaches Code of Conduct:

“Treat your players the way you would like to be treated by a coach”

  1. Do teach players fair play: integrity, fairness, respect and the importance of team play. Teach your players to work as a team by encouraging the weaker players as well as the stronger players so all can feel of equal importance.
  2. Do show up for games on time.
  3. Encourage all players to encourage each other. Remember this is a house league so we are trying to build character not future hall of famers.
  4. You must give each player equal playing time in each game (playing a player the last few minutes of the game is not reasonable) every player must have equal chance to play every position and play at the start of a game. A player must be allowed their turn to play when the game is on the line, regardless of his or her ability.
  5. Do recognize and reward achievements other than the scoring of goals and the winning of games.
  6. Do inform parents and club of any injuries their son/daughter might have suffered
  7. Do promote respect, through your words and actions for the rules of the game, officials and their decisions, opponents, teammates and parents.
  8. Be positive and constructive in your words and actions.
  9. Be prepared for your pregame warm up practice.
  10. Be selective in the amount of instructions you give players during the game. Let the player play.
  11. Do not yell at your players.
  12. Do not ridicule your players.
  13. Do your best with the players you are given. In order to have a balanced league the coaches do not have the right to choose or reject their players. We will try to allow requests for friends to play together or for certain coaches’, providing this doesn’t make the team too strong or too weak.
  14. After the session begins players may occasionally be moved from team to team after the first couple of games. ONLY when a team is far too strong or too weak for their division.
  15. DON’T QUESTION AN OFFICIALS CALL- You may not agree with the call, but it’s not your job to officiate the game. Never should an official’s call be argued by anyone. Accept the call and move on.

 

Parents Code of Conduct:

  1. FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE– Always treat others (coaches, parents, officials and players) the same way that you would want you and your child to be treated. Set the example by showing respect, dignity, and total sportsmanship at all times.
  2. BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD– Nothing is better for a young player than having their parents on hand to watch them play. And nothing is worse for a player than hearing a parent booing, taunting, screaming, or making comments at, or about, players, coaches, fans or officials (that includes your team as well as your opponent). Offer applause and cheers of encouragement for both teams following a good play or a great effort, otherwise keep quiet.
  3. DON’T QUESTION AN OFFICIALS CALL– You may not agree with a call, but it’s not your job (or the players or coaches either) to officiate the game. Never should an official’s call be argued by anyone. Accept the call and move on.
  4. If you have a concern that you feel must be brought to the attention of the soccer coordinator, please ask the front desk for a FACTS sheet and fill it out.

 

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