Coaches Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Conduct
Old Dominion Soccer Club
4925 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

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III. Code of Conduct
By checking the boxes below, I hereby indicate that I have read and agree with all portions of the ODSC Coaches Code of Conduct. Additionally, I release "Old Dominion Soccer Club" and all its members of "ODSC" and any other party involved in the organization and administration of any liability now or in the future.
ODSC Coaches Code of Conduct
(Modified June 24, 2016)

Coaching is a privilege and an opportunity to become an inspirational adult figure in a child’s life. Often, athletics provide an opportunity for a coach to become a compass, through your words and actions, to guide and mold a child’s decision making in a more comfortable setting than that of their own family. For good or bad, their attitude and behavior will often be a reflection of yours and the climate you generate on the field at practice or games. You have the opportunity to create an environment that put smiles on their face, frowns in their brows, or tears in their eyes. You are in a position to be extremely influential in a young person’s life.

We want to ensure that games are fair, positive and enjoyable experiences for all of the children and adults involved. To clarify expectations of coach conduct, we expect all coaches to conform to this Code of Conduct.
Additional Referee and Game Conduct guidelines to uphold:

I am also responsible for the conduct of the parents of my players (Encourage them to applaud and cheer for good plays by either team. Discourage them from yelling at players and the referee. It is imperative to explain acceptable player and parent behavior in a preseason meeting).

If I have any issues, I will discuss it with the referee calmly and patiently after the game.

If I have a major complaint, or think the referee was unfair, biased, unfit or incompetent, I will report this to my DOC. (Your reactions will be taken seriously if they are presented objectively and formally).

After the game, I will thank the referee and ask my players to do the same.

Addiitional Concussion Protocol:
Players who are suspected or diagnosed to have a concussion must be immediately removed from play. Player must be cleared by a physician if diagnosed with a concussion, coach must communicate diagnosis with DOC and complete the 5 day return to play protocol before participating in Club practices or games.

We are representatives of ODSC, and are expected to uphold the true spirit of coaching and follow the expectations described above. In doing so, the spirit of the game will be alive and will grow and provide enjoyment for all.

Coaches who don't follow the code of conduct described above will be disciplined and/or removed from the club
Type your full name to agree that you have read and agree to the ODSC Coaches Code of Conduct and will continue to uphold the true spirit of coaching and expectations provided to you.

Reminder: This entire ODSC coaches code of conduct form must be completed in full before the beginning of each outdoor season.

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