PMSA Parent's Code of Conduct

My child plays soccer for his or her benefit, not mine.


I will not give instructions to players -- that is the coach's role.


I will never question the referee's judgment, integrity or honesty.


I will support all efforts to eliminate verbal and physical abuse from the game of soccer.


If I am upset by something, I will wait 24hrs before discussing the issue with the team coach and will do so in a private and constructive manner.


I will not approach the team Coach prior to or during a session.


I will show respect for all players, all coaches, all officials and all spectators at all times.


I will teach my child that doing one's best is as important as winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game.


I will never take part in a practice, game or team event while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.


I will make my child feel like a winner by offering praise for competing fairly and doing their best.


I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.


Children learn by example. I will applaud good plays by both my child's team and their opponents.


I will make sure that my child arrives for practices and games at the time designated by the coach, ready to begin.


I will not take part in any form of bullying, whether that be to a parent, player, team coach, referee or PMSA representative. Bullying in any form, whether in person or electronically (any form of social media) will not be tolerated.


I realize that the team can be penalized for my behaviour. I will obey a request by a referee or from the team's Coach to leave the vicinity of the field.


I realize that failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may result in the removal of myself, and potentially my child, from the vicinity of the playing field and may potentially result in further sanctions by the Ponoka Minor Soccer Association.


I will adhere to hierarchy policies as indicated with respect to complaints or concerns.  That is: Parent or player > Coach > President PMSA > CASA > ASA

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