- Play the game for the game’s sake
- Be generous when you win
- Be graceful when you lose
- Be fair always at all costs
- Obey the laws of the game
- Work for the good of your team
- Accept the decision of the officials with good grace
- Believe in the honesty of your opponents
- Conduct yourself with honour and dignity
- Honestly and whole-heartedly applaud the efforts of your team-mates
and your opponents
- Make athletic participation for your child and others a positive influence.
- Attempt to relieve the pressure of the competition, not increase it. A child is easily affected by outside influences.
- Be kind to your child’s coach and officials. The coach is a volunteer giving personal time and money to provide a recreational activity for your child.
- The coach is providing a valuable community service often without reward other than personal satisfaction of having served his or her community.
- Please volunteer to help your child’s team in some way. ( phoning, equipment management, uniforms, help at the Annual Athabasca Soccer Tournament, etc.)
- Remember you are responsible to bring your child to and from soccer matches and practices, this includes out of town games.
- Children have more need for example than criticism, the only acceptable talk around the soccer field is positive encouragement. Exemplify good sportsmanship as a spectator and a parent.
- Accept the results of each game, encourage the child to:
- Be gracious in victory
- Turn defeat into victory by helping the child work towards improvement