- Players should play for the fun of it, not just to please their parents or coach.
- Players should arrive to practices and games on time, focused and ready to practice and play.
- Players should never argue with or complain about the referee calls or decisions.
- Players should always give their best effort and work equally hard for their team as for themselves.
- Players should treat all players, as they would like to be treated.
- Players should not talk when the coach is speaking and should listen attentively.
- Players should show respect to coaches, referees, teammates and opposing players.
- Players should help and encourage their teammates.
- Players should be willing and eager to learn and improve.
- Players should show good sportsmanship at all times, regardless of whether they win or lose.
- Coaches should conduct well-organized practices, starting and finishing practices on time.
- Coaches should be reasonable in their demands on the player’s time, energy and their performance.
- Coaches should be enthusiastic, encouraging, motivating and stress positive coaching.
- Coaches should prepare a well thought out game plan, including player substitutions.
- Coaches should enlist the team’s parents to instill the proper attitudes and values in the players.
- Coaches should be supportive, patient and understanding with their players.
- Coaches should be fair with all their players, regardless of their abilities.
- Coaches should always display good sportsmanship and never criticize the referee.
- Coaches should stay informed about sound principles of coaching by reading books and taking clinics.
- Coaches should ensure that their players’ soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment.