CODE OF ETHICS
Whether you are a coach, player or parent, the Corner Brook United Soccer Club encourages you to follow your respective code of ethics.
A specific code of ethics has been developed and formally adopted as a part of the Bylaws of the Club to clearly communicate the Club's strict requirement that the conduct and demeanour of all coaches, assistant coaches, and others involved in any way with the supervision or administration of players always reflects courtesy, good sportsmanship, and professionalism as well as ethical and moral behaviour. Violation of any aspect of this code will be subject to the disciplinary procedures established by the Club up to and including the separation of coaching and Club membership privileges.
The Coach must never place the value of winning over the safety and welfare of players. Winning should only be promoted because of preparation and teamwork not as an individual achievement or an end in itself.
Coaches shall instruct and ensure that players always play according to the philosophies of the Club and within the written laws and spirit of the game.
Coaches shall never seek unfair advantage by failing to allow every player to participate in at least one-half of each game, by substituting un-registered players, or by allowing unsportsmanlike behavior in any form.
Coaches must take proactive corrective action at any time when they observe any form of inappropriate behaviour from any player, parent, spectator, or other party to any Club game or practice.
Coaches must always direct players to seek proper medical attention for injuries and to follow the physician's instructions regarding treatment and recovery. At no time should a player be put at risk by returning from injury prematurely or by being forced to play while injured.
Responsibility to the Club
Responsibility to the Laws of the Game
Responsibility to Officials
Game Day and Other Responsibilities
Parents/Guardians should understand that the main objective of our Club is to provide an atmosphere of safe, recreational fun that includes the proper examples for our children. The spirit of the game must always reflect good sportsmanship. Coaches, referees, and parents/guardians have a tremendous responsibility to promote this spirit at games and the cooperation of all participants and spectators is vital.
All spectators will recognize the authority of the referees, coaches, and assistant coaches in maintaining the spirit of the game on the field of play prior to, during, and immediately following a game.
Parents/guardians watching on the sideline should sit quietly on the side and not raise their voices in anything but positive encouragement.
Foul or abusive language as well as derogatory acts and comments that are directed towards the referee, coaches, players, or any other spectators will not be tolerated.
Parents/Guardians/Spectators will not argue or dissent with referee decisions. Furthermore, they will not make statements or engage in other actions that could incite others.
All non-playing participants to any soccer game shall remain at least five feet back from the touchline and no closer than 10 yards to either goal line.
The referee, coach, or any Board Member has the authority to dismiss from the field of play anyone, including spectators, parents, or guardians, who do not adhere to these rules or other reasonable expectations of good behavior.