Sportsmanship: ethical and moral creeds
- Treats own players, parents, and opponents with respect.
- Teaches and inspires soccer players to love the game and to compete fairly.
- Demonstrates by example the type of person he/she wants the players to be.
- Has control and commands discipline at all times.
- Respects the interpretation of rules and judgment of the officials.
- Realizes that as a coach he/she is a teacher and therefore understands the game and proper soccer behavior at all times.
- Treats opponents with respect.
- Plays hard plays within the rules of the game of soccer.
- Demonstrates self control.
- Demonstrates respect for officials and will accept their decisions without gesture or argument.
- Wins without boasting, loses without excuses and never quits.
- Remembers that it is a privilege to represent his/her soccer club and community.
- Knows the rules and understands the game.
- Places health and welfare of the players above all other considerations.
- Treats players and coaches courteously and demands the same from them.
- Works cooperatively with fellow referees and linesmen.
- Is fair and firm in all decisions on the field.
- Maintains confidence, poise and self-control from start to finish of the game.
- Will be firm in regards to rough play — calling it earlier and easier will prevent difficulties.