CODE OF ETHICS FOR COACHES

 

I coach AT BSYSC because I want to help young people mature into well adjusted, productive adults, with strong characterS, and because I want these young people to get a proper exposure to the fun and exciting game of soccer.

i coach at bsysc because i understand that the primary goal at bsysc is player development and that game results are secondary. 

I COACH AT BSYSC BECAUSE I WANT TO HELP GROW THE ORGANIZATION AS AN INSTITUTION THAT PROVIDES A PRODUCTIVE, SAFE, AND COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SOCCER PLAYERS IN BAYTOWN AND ITS SURROUNDING AREAS. 

I COACH AT BSYSC BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT IS IS A PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THIS ORGANIZATION AND THAT ALL OF MY ACTIONS WHILE AT BSYSC SHALL BE TO PROMOTE ITS INTERESTS AND VALUES. 


AS A BSYSC COACH I WILL ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:

1) My actions and personal manner will be a good example for young people to follow.

     a. I will treat all players, coaches, administrators, parents and referees with the respect and courtesy I desire for myself.

     b. Any dissatisfaction I want to express will be stated in a private forum and in a restrained and civil manner.

     c. I will respect and honor the beliefs and sensitivities of all players, coaches, parents, administrators, and referees.

2) No matter how selected, I recognize that all players on my team have value, both as players and as a person.

     a. If I select players for a competitive or select team, I will do so recognizing that players are on the team to play, not to watch.

     b. If I am assigned players for a recreational team, I recognize that all signed up to play and have fun and, except for health or disciplinary reasons, I am committed to playing each player AT MINIMUM fifty percent of the game and in a manner that seems fair to all players and parents.

     c. As a coach it is not appropriate for me to teach the players that "life is not fair"; they will learn enough of that on their own. My job is to make the soccer part of their life as fair as possible, no matter what the level of competition.

3) I will be prepared for each game and practice.

     a. For practices I will have a practice plan that efficiently uses the time available and teaches the players important skills and strategies for the game of soccer.

     b. For games I will have a game plan that will utilize the talents of all my players to the utmost while insuring that each player feels needed and respected.

4) I will be an AGENT OF ENCOURAGEMENT, not aN AGENT OF DISCOURAGEMENT.

5) I WILL follow all the Laws of the Game and will abide by all the administrative procedures of my club, local association, South Texas Youth Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer, and the United States Soccer Federation.

6) I will do my best to make soccer the fun game for all.


BSYSC ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE FOR COACHES

 

bsysc overarching guidelines

  1. AS A BSYSC coach I WILL ADHERE TO ALL OF BSYSC CODE OF ETHICS, GUIDELINES, AND PROCEDURES.

    1. MAINTAIN A CURRENT AND VALID BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN REGULAR ACTIVITIES WITH BSYSC.

    2. HAVE A KID SAFE CARD AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES WHILE PARTICIPATING IN REGULAR ACTIVITIES WITH BSYSC.

    3. KEEP UP WITH TRAINING AS REQUIRED BY BSYSC.

    4. PARTICIPATE IN ALL BSYSC SCHEDULED EVENTS.

    5. BE PROACTIVE IN PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING BSYSC.

    6. MAINTAIN A PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS ATTITUDE TOWARDS ALL BSYSC MEMBERS.

bsysc participatory status

  1. BSYSC FOLLOWS STYSA GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATORY CLUBS.

  2. BSYSC IS A CLUB WITH A PARTICIPATORY STATUS WITH ASSOCIATED stysa LEAGUES.

  3. BSYSC DOES NOT ESTABLISH GAME SCHEDULES AND OR MODIFIES ESTABLISHED SCHEDULES BY ASSOCIATED stysa LEAGUES.

game schedules

  1. ALL SCHEDULED GAMES ARE SUBJECT TO BE MODIFIED BY ASSOCIATED LEAGUES.

  2. A LEAGUE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A PROCEDURE TO MAKE SCHEDULE MODIFICATIONS AND THAT ANY PROCEDURE TO MAKE A MODIFICATION SHALL BE FOLLOWED AS PER THE ASSOCIATED LEAGUE GUIDELINES.

  3. ASSOCIATED LEAGUES COORDINATE REFEREE AVAILABILITY FOR EACH GAME; REFEREE AVAILABILITY AND PERFORMANCE SHALL BE RESOLVED WITH THE ASSOCIATED LEAGUE. 

  4. GAMES SHALL BE PLAYED AS SCHEDULED.

    1.  BSYSC COACHES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

      1. CONTACTING THE ASSOCIATED LEAGUE GAME COORDINATOR via the APPROPRIATE channels TO RESCHEDULE ANY GAMES CANCELED DUE TO A WEATHER EVENT.

      2. CONTACTING THE COACH OR ASSISTANT COACH SPECIFIED IN THE GAME CARD IN THE EVENT THAT A GAME WILL BE FORTIFIED AT A MINIMUM OF (2) two FULL DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED GAME. 

game preparation

  1. coaches game preparation RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. provide a laminated kid safe card to the referee prior to game.

    2. PROVIDE LAMINATED PLAYER CARDS.

    3.  have a game report ready and available prior to the game.

    4. collect the game report from referee with an accurate game result and disciplinary mark ups.

    5. submit the game report per club guidelines.

    6. submit and or verify score accuracy via www.gotsoccer.com.

      1. any score DISCREPANCY shall be communicated to bsysc score keeper no later than (1) one week after the played game.

      2. score discrepancies WILL not be addressed past the established deadline. 

player registration

  1. players shall be registered through WWW.gotsoccer.com

  2. a player is not fully registered until all paperwork and payment has been submitted to the club.

  3. any player registration discrepancy shall be resolved by bsysc registrar following state, event, ASSOCIATED LEAGUE, and or club deadlines and guidelines. 

  4. bsysc establishes a registration schedule that does not SUPERSEDE associated stysa league registration schedules. 

    1. coaches shall familiarize THEMSELVES with their corresponding associated league and their registration schedules and REQUIREMENTS.   

  5. COACHES SHALL COMMUNICATE TO BSYSC REGISTRAR AS TO WHICH ASSOCIATED LEAGUE EVENT THEY WILL BE PARTICIPATING FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON PRIOR TO THE END OF THE REGULAR REGISTRATION PERIOD.

    1. ONCE A COACH IS IN GOOD STANDING AND HAS A COMPLETED REGISTERED ROSTER ASSIGNED THEY WILL BE PLACED IN THE ASSOCIATED LEAGUES EVENT PENDING ACCEPTANCE AND REQUIREMENTS. 

    2. additional follow ups may be required according to the associated league requirements. 

    3. it is the RESPONSIBILITY of the coach to verify with bsysc registrar as to their event registration prior to the end of the regular registration period.

player allocation

  1. bsysc looks to establish cohesion and longevity in  established teams.

  2. once a team has been established bsysc encourages team cohesion and consistency through multiple seasons.

  3. coaches shall not actively recruit from with in the club.

  4. coaches shall refrain from attempting to build a new team from existing teams as bsysc will not allow this to happen under any circumstance.

  5. bsysc will accept a parents request to move a player with in the club on a case by case evaluation.

  6. PLAY UPS REQUEST WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A CASE BY CASE EVALUATION.

Equipment

  1. all equipment provided by bsysc is the property of bsysc.

  2. all coaches shall keep up with provided bsysc equipment.

    1. keep in good condition.

    2. replace broken and or unsafe equipment.

    3. stow away equipment after usage and secure storage CONTAINER properly.

    4. return at the end of every season.

FIELD ALLOCATION

  1. COACHES SHALL SUBMIT A  FIELD ALLOCATION FORM AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SEASON.
  2. PRACTICE SPACE IS LIMITED AND A GOAL WILL NOT ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE FOR USAGE. 
  3. COACHES SHALL DESIGN THEIR PRACTICES TO MINIMIZE GOAL USAGE.
  4. PRACTICE FIELDS ALLOCATIONS MAY CHANGE FROM SEASON TO SEASON.
  5. SCHEDULE AND PRACTICE FIELD LOCATION SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY BSYSC. 

PRACTICES AND GAMES

  1. ONLY ADULTS WITH A KID SAFE CARD ARE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE AT BSYSC PRACTICES AND OR GAMES.
  2. COACHES SHALL MAKE SURE THAT ADULTS WITHOUT A KID SAFE CARD ARE NOT PARTICIPATING AT BSYSC PRACTICES AND GAMES. 
    1. ANY ADULT WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN A BSYSC PRACTICE AND OR GAME WITH OUT A KID SAFE CARD WILL RESULT IN
      1. THE EXPULSION OF THAT ADULT FROM TEAMS AND PRACTICES.
      2. TEAM COACH WILL BE PLACED IN BAD STANDING WITH BSYSC AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE COACHING.
  3. AS A NORM COACHES SHALL COMMUNICATE TO THEIR PARENTS TO REFRAIN FROM ENTERING THE PRACTICE FIELD OR TEAM AREA DURING PRACTICES AND OR GAMES. 

PARENT - COACH - CLUB COMMUNICATION

  1. COACHES SHALL DIRECT PARENTS TO COMMUNICATE WITH BSYSC VIA THE ESTABLISHED WEBSITE CONTACT PAGE AND FACEBOOK ACCOUNT REGARDING ANY QUESTION THEY MAY HAVE.
  2. ANY ISSUES OR CONCERNS THAT A PARENT MAY HAVE REGARDING BSYSC SHALL BE COMMUNICATED VIA THE WEBSITE COMMUNICATION PAGES AND NOT VIA A COACH. 

BAYTOWN SOCCER COMPLEX

  1. BSYSC HAS A CONCESSION TO OPERATE THE BAYTOWN SOCCER COMPLEX.
  2. COMPLEX CLOSURES ARE COORDINATED BY HARRIS COUNTY AND BSYSC AFTER A WEATHER EVENT AND OR AS SPECIFIED BY BSYSC TO ALLOW FOR FIELD MAINTENANCE, REHABILITATION, OR BSYSC SPECIAL EVENTS. 
  3. ONE TIME USE WATER BATTLES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE COMPLEX.
  4. IN ADDITION TO ANY COMPLEX USAGE GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY BSYSC, HARRIS COUNTY GUIDELINES SHALL BE OBSERVED AND FOLLOWED. 

discipline and protest

  1. coaches shall maintain a professional attitude during practices and games while representing bsysc.

  2. coaches shall refrain from addressing the referee other than when the referee requires so DURING A GAME..

    1. any bsysc coach reported of MISBEHAVIOR towards a referee will not be allowed to continue coaching at bsysc. 

  3. coaches shall refrain from addressing contending coach DURING A GAME.

    1. any bsysc coach reported of misbehavior towards a contending coach will not be allowed to continue coaching at bsysc.

  4. COACHES SHALL REFRAIN FROM ADDRESSING CONTENDING PARENTS DURING A GAME.

    1. any bsysc coach reported of misbehavior towards a contending PARENT will not be allowed to continue coaching at bsysc.

  5. ANY FIGHTING THAT TAKES PLACE DURING A GAME WHILE REPRESENTING BSYSC WILL LEAD TO IMMEDIATE TERMINATION FROM BSYSC. 

    1. COACHES, PLAYERS, AND OR PARENTS. 

  6. all discipline and protest towards a coach, parent, player, and or board member will be handle by bsysc board of directors.

  7. only discipline and protest documented via the website database will be addressed.


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