Players Code

  • 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

Parents Code

  • 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