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Coach’s Code of Conduct

The Preston GM Langley FC’s Coaches’ code of Conduct is to be reviewed and signed by all coaching staff prior to each season with the club.

Table of Contents:

  1. Expectations of coaches
  2. Development of team and club philosophy
  3. Team coaching structure
  4. The Responsible Coach

Expectations of Coaches

Preston GM Langley FC  is dedicated to developing all players to their highest level and to ensure a positive team culture is present at all times.

U6 to U10 recreational/house program
Focus is on development and fun not winning games

Games:

  • All players must rotate through all positions on a regular basis
  • Playing time should be equal for all players.
  • Coaches must remain respectful at all times towards referees & players
  • Coaches may not yell or question any of the calls of our referees.
  • If you need clarification then you can speak to the referee at half time or before or after the game.
  • Coaches are responsible for the actions of their sidelines.
  • There will be a ZERO tolerance towards those who abuse our players or officials

Training Sessions:

  • Coaches are required to build on and develop the skill elements that have been covered in their development academy training sessions
  • Coaches are required arrive to their training sessions with a prepared session
  •  Coaches are responsible to ensure their team equipment is ready for use.
  • Coaches and players must be dressed in club gear for all games

U11 to U18
Focus is on development, fun, and competition

Games

  • Coaches must rotate players through at least 2 positions during the season i.e. midfield and defense, striker and midfield, striker and defense.
  • Coaches must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to all games
  • Coaches must remain respectful at all times towards referees & players
  • Coaches may not yell or question any of the calls of our referees. If you need clarification then you can speak to the referee at half time or before or after the game.
  • Coaches are responsible for the actions of their sidelines.
  • There will be a ZERO tolerance towards those who abuse our players or officials.

Training sessions

  • Coaches are required to build on and develop the skill elements that have been covered in their development academy training sessions
  • Coaches are required arrive to their training sessions with a prepared session
  • Coaches are responsible to ensure their team equipment is ready for use.
  • Coaches and players must be dressed in club gear for all sessions

Development of team and club philosophy

Creating a positive team and club culture that is focused on fun and training with purpose is an important part of coaching within our club.

  • Coaches will treat all players with respect and develop them equally
  • Team rules will be the same for all players.
  • Minimum half game playing time is required for all players. There are exceptions for cup play.
  • Coaches will promote the development programs that come from the club, district, or the BC Soccer Association i.e. Referee certifications, Provincial, Y league and IPL teams.
  • Players will be encouraged to participate in these programs and they should not be penalized in any way for doing so.
  • Players cannot be penalized for playing other sports if the player is attending all of their training sessions and games. A coach has no right to tell that player what they can and cannot do; however, they can make suggestions. At the higher levels, the coach does have the right to ask the player to put soccer first.

Preston GM Langley FC is committed to developing a strong coaching staff.

  • It is required that all teams coaching staff have a Coach, an Assistant Coach, and a Team Manager, one of which must be a female.
  • Each team must have a designated club contact whose responsibility will be to communicate immediately all club information to their players and parents
  • Coaches must set up clear communication structure for parents to communicate with them regarding their perspective or concerns about their son or daughter. This should not be done at the field, before or after any games or training sessions
  • Coaches, or at least one member of the team’s coaching staff, are required to attend our coaching development sessions throughout the season. Our Director of Player Development will run these sessions.
  • Coaches are required to continue to obtain their coaching certifications based on the level at which they desire to coach. The club will reimburse them upon passing their certifications

The main club contact for all teams is their age group coordinator. However, should any serious issues arise needing the executives’ involvement the Vice-President in charge of coaching will be the main contact. Their contact info is available here.

 

The Responsible Coach

  1. Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
  2. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
  3. Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down within the Constitution and the Rules of BC Soccer.
  4. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
  5. Coaches must NOT exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  6. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behavior and performance.
  7. Coaches must ensure at the activities they direct or advocate is appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
  8. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.
  9. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.
  10. Coaches must always promote the appropriate Code of Conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike. Never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behavior contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
  11. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behavior and experience and be a role model for players, parents, and spectators.

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