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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Coaches

I understand, as a coach for Sporting Oklahoma, I am held to the highest professional standards and in addition to those standards set forth in the Sporting Oklahoma Code of Ethics for Coaching, I will:

1. Demonstrate and encourage good sportsmanship before, during and after games, training sessions and events.

2. Place the physical and emotional wellbeing of the players ahead of any personal desire to win.

3. Put forth my best effort, at all times, for the benefit of my players.

4. Show respect to coaches, players, parents and spectators of the opposing team at all times.

5. Respect the authority of the referees and refrain from questioning their decisions in an abusive manner.

6. Lead each player, through personal example, to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

7. Provide support, care and encouragement for players and create a positive and safe environment.

8. Conduct myself responsibly, professionally and with integrity at all times.

9. Avoid the use of abusive language or profanity, humiliating remarks, gestures of ill temper or other derogatory or threatening behavior towards any coach, player, parent, spectator or referee.

10. Help facilitate a healthy lifestyle for my players, free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Code of Conduct for Players

I understand it is a privilege to play soccer for Sporting Oklahoma and as a player, I will:

1. Demonstrate and encourage good sportsmanship before, during and after games, training sessions and events.

2. Learn the laws of soccer, play the game fairly according to those laws and respect the game of soccer.

3. Arrive promptly at the designated time for all training sessions, games and events.

4. Put forth my best effort, at all times, for the benefit of my team and myself.

5. Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

6. Show respect to my coaches, opponents, teammates, parents, spectators and staff members. 

7. Show respect for the authority of the referees, regardless of the circumstance.

8. Avoid the use of abusive language or profanity, humiliating remarks, gestures of ill temper or other derogatory or threatening behavior towards any coach, player, parent, spectator or referee.

9. Enjoy my experience as a player and notify my parent or coach if I am not enjoying my experience.

10. Live a healthy lifestyle, free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Code of Conduct for Parents and Spectators

I understand, as a parent or spectator, I am expected to conduct myself as a responsible adult and as such, I will:

1. Demonstrate and encourage good sportsmanship before, during and after games, training sessions and events.

2. Place the physical and emotional wellbeing of my player ahead of any personal desire to win.

3. Support my player by providing encouragement and showing interest in their team.

4. Teach my player their best effort is more important than victory or defeat.

5. Lead my player, through personal example, to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

6. Refrain from coaching or yelling instructions from the sidelines.

7. Respect the authority of the referees and refrain from questioning their decisions in an abusive manner.

8. Under no circumstance, including injury, walk onto the field during a game unless requested to by the referee, or other emergency personnel, to assist in medically evaluating or removing an injured player. 

9. Avoid the use of abusive language or profanity, humiliating remarks, gestures of ill temper or other derogatory or threatening behavior towards any coach, player, parent, spectator or referee.

10. Help facilitate a healthy lifestyle for my player, free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.