Principles of Conduct

Safety

  1. My first responsibility is the health and safety of all participants
  2. It is recommended that coaches become certified in the basic first aid
  3. Be prepared to handle first aid situations as well as medical emergencies at all practices and games:
  • have and know how to use a properly supplied first aid kit/ice

  • 911 emergency procedures/telephone location

  • location of nearest emergency medical facilities

  • always carry emergency medical release form given to you by FYSA

  • follow up all injuries with parents/guardians immediately and FYSA Office within 24 hours

  1. Know and understand the Laws of the Game set forth by the FYSA League
  2. Inspect players equipment and field conditions for safety reason
  3. Utilize proper teaching and instructing of players regarding safe techniques and methods of play
  4. Supervise and control your players so as to avoid injury situations

Player Development

1. Develop the child's appreciation of the game

2. Keep winning and losing in proper perspective

3. Be sensitive to each child's development needs

4. Educate the players to the technical, tactical, physical and psychological demands of the game for their level

5. Allow players to experience all positions.

6. Players need to have fun and receive positive feedback.

7. Practice should be conducted in the spirit of enjoyment and learning

8. Strive to help each player reach his or her full potential

Ethics

1. Strive to maintain integrity within our sport

2. Know and follow all rules and policies set forth by the FYSA League

3. Work in the spirit of cooperation with officials, coaches & spectators to provide participants with the opportunity to develop

4. Be a positive role model

5. Set the standard for sportsmanship with opponents, refereed, administrators and spectators

6. Keep sort in proper perspective with education

7. Encourage moral and social responsibility

8. Just say no to drugs and alcohol

9. Coaches should continue their own education in the sport