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Code of Conduct

Parents Code

  • Be positive at all times.
  • Children have a greater need of example than criticism.
  • Learn the game: read and ask questions. Study the "Laws of the Game" to
  • Increase your understanding and enjoyment of the game. FIFA Rules
  • Let the coach do the coaching. Do not give tactical directions to players during game play.
  • Attempt to relieve the pressure of competition, not increase it. A child is easily affected by outside influences.
  • Be supportive of the coach. This is a volunteer giving of personal time and money to provide your child with the opportunity to learn the game of soccer.
  • The opponents are necessary friends, and so are their parents. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Be especially courteous to the opponents and their fans, even when it is not reciprocated. Today's opponent may be next season's teammate!
  • Applaud good play for both your team AND the opponent's.
  • Do not openly question an official's judgment and honestly. Officials are symbols of fair play, integrity, and sportsmanship.
  • Be gracious in victory and defeat!

Players Code

  • Maintain a "Can do" attitude and develop the "Will to Win"! Show respect to your teammates, coaches, opponents,  and officials at all times.
  • Learn the game. Play, practice, and watch the game as often as possible.
  • Be punctual for games and practice.
  • Give 100% in all aspects of the game! Your effort will be rewarded.
  • Appearances count. Keep your shirt tucked in!
  • Ask questions when you don't understand something. It is your coaches duty to make sure you understand what is expected of you.
  • Be a proud member of the Lightning organization. We stand for all that is great about soccer!