PSL Soccer Club Coaches/Volunteers Code of Ethics


  • I will never place the value of winning before the safety and welfare of all players.

  • I will always show respect for players, other coaches, and game officials.

  • I will lead by example, demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship at all times.

  • I will demonstrate knowledge of the rules of the game, and teach these rules to my players.

  • I will never use abusive or insulting language. I will treat everyone with dignity.

  • I will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, regardless of the situation.

  • I will not allow the use of anabolic agents or stimulants, drugs, tobacco, or alcohol by any of my players.

  • I will never knowingly jeopardize the eligibility and participation of a student-athlete.

  • Youth have a greater need for example than criticism. I will be the primary soccer role model.

  • I will at all times conduct myself in a positive manner.

  • Coaching is motivating players to produce their best effort, inspiring players to learn, and encouraging players to be winners.

  • My actions on sidelines during games shall be in the spirit of “good sportsmanship” at all times. Profanity, profane gestures, arguing, inciting disruptive behavior by spectators and/or players, or any conduct not in the spirit of good sportsmanship, shall require disciplinary action from the affiliate.

  • I shall not possess, consume or distribute before, during or after any game or at any other time at the field and/or game complex alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or unauthorized prescription drugs.

  • I will refrain from any activity or conduct that may be detrimental or reflect adversely upon FYSA, its members or its programs.

  • I will accurately and completely complete the coach/volunteer application form and by application attest to the accuracy of the information submitted.



Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your privilege to participate in FYSA sanctioned events, for the following periods:

1st offense — suspension for a minimum of thirty (30) days to a maximum of five (5) years.
2nd offense — suspension for a minimum of one (1) year to a maximum of ten (10) years.
3rd offense — suspension for a minimum of five (5) years to a maximum of fifty (50) years.

NOTE: Any individual charged with a violation of this Code of Ethics shall be afforded due process as defined in FYSA’s Rule Section 600.