GESA - Player Code of Conduct
Each player has a responsibility to:
1. Practice and play with enthusiasm and with a commitment to improve one’s skills, those of academy mates, both individually and as part of a team.
2. Refrain from dangerous behaviour, in practices and games, and take an active part in ensuring that practices and games take place in a safe environment.
3. Refrain from engaging in horseplay and other conduct that presents a risk of injury to others or that demeans others.
4. Recognize that playing a sport requires a commitment ,being reliable in one’s attendance for practices and games; giving adequate notice of unavoidable absences from practices and games; being on time; being supportive of teammates, particularly those less skilful; being attentive during practices and games.
5. Refrain from unsportsmanlike play or manner.
6. Refrain from criticism of opponents during or after games, and in sessions. Be Respectful of ALL.
7. Refrain from criticism of referees or other game officials (e.g., line officials).
Parents Code of Conduct Parents of soccer players have a responsibility to:
1. Encourage your child and other participants in GESA to abide by the rules and, in general, emphasize sportsmanship ahead of winning.
2. Explain players’ code of conduct to your children and encourage them to follow it.
3. Encourage your child to play fairly and to the best of his/her ability and, when he/she does so, to provide praise and encouragement regardless of the results of those efforts.
4. Encourage your child to respect his teammates, coaches, team manager, referees, and opponents.
5. Encourage your child to refrain from dangerous play during games and practices.
6. Cheering for your child is great, but please refrain from coaching from the sidelines or near the goal.
7. Refrain from criticism of coaches, referees, or opponents during games and in the presence of your child or other children. Constructive criticism, when you feel necessary, should be directed towards your teams’ coaches in private.
8. When able, assist with tasks as requested by coaches or managers (e.g., putting nets away after games, providing half-time snacks, etc).
9. Ensure attendance at games and practices and if absences are unavoidable, to give adequate notice to coaches or manager.
10. Complete and update (as necessary) player’s medical information sheet.