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ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY

Youth sports are a great opportunity for a child to build self-esteem and learn fundamental
skills. It’s also an opportunity for adults to become positive role models and to teach the value and importance of good sportsmanship. Relentless Soccer Club wants you to enjoy the great game of soccer, and we are providing this information in an effort to assist you and your child in gaining a greater understanding of player development and the game of soccer.

 

Relentless Soccer Club is adopting a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY. This policy applies to all team managers, players, parents and other supporters effective immediately. Abusive and obscene language, violent play, violent conduct, fighting, and other behavior (including but not limited to sarcasm, taunting, etc.) will not be tolerated during any club event. 

It is the responsibility of the coaches to provide referee support and spectator control. This
policy will apply at all times prior to, during and after the game, at the soccer field, and its
immediate surrounding areas. It is the responsibility of the clubs to provide instructions to their coaches on how they are expected to carry out this responsibility.

 

Parents and Spectators
Parents and Spectators should be an example for the players and always behave in a professional manner. Parents and Spectators shall refrain from negative behaviors. This includes but is not limited to:

 

  • Parents/Spectators shall not make derogatory comments to players or parents of either team.

  • Parents/Spectators shall not dispute calls during or after the game.

  • Parents/Spectators shall not yell at the referee, EVER, including criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, discriminatory comments or feedback of any kind before, during, or after the game.

  • Parents/Spectators shall not coach from the sidelines.

  • Parents/Spectators shall not yell, question, make derogatory comments, or be negative towards a coach at any time. 

Parents and Spectators Penalties
Relentless Soccer Club Soccer Club will be assessing each incident on an individual basis. Penalties shall be issued via email, any questions or appeals can be made through the sent email. All appeals will be reviewed and responded to. The penalties are as follows:

  • Warning (depending on severity)

  • Immediate 1 game suspension

  • Immediate 6 game suspension

  • Release from the club

 

At any time a parent has been suspended they are not allowed to attend the games in that time span. If the parents attends the game the player will NOT be allowed to play.

 

Players
Players will behave in a professional manner at all times. The players represent the club, coaches, and parents and will do so in a positive professional manner. 

  • Players will not address the referee during the game, it is the coaches responsibility if there are any questions regarding a decision made by the referee. 

  • Players will not call any player, coach, or referee any derogatory names. 

  • At the conclusion of every game players will shake hands with the opponents and referees.

 

Player Penalties
Relentless Soccer Club Soccer Club will be assessing each incident on an individual basis. Penalties shall be issued via email, any questions or appeals can be made through the sent email. All appeals will be reviewed and responded to. The penalties are as follows:

  • Warning (depending on severity), no training for a week

  • Immediate 1 game suspension, no training for a week

  • Immediate 6 game suspension, no training during suspension

  • Release from the club


At any time a player has been suspended they are not allowed to attend the games in that time span.

No refund: At any point a player/parent has been suspended or released from the club a refund will NOT be issued.

Play with integrity. One of the most essential lessons a child can learn from sports is to follow the rules. Make sure your team understands the rules and doesn’t break them, even if they have the opportunity to get away with it.

Respect the officials. It’s important to teach not only our young athletes but also our parents and coaches to respect the referees and officials. Our kids have a watchful eye and take notice when parents and coaches are disrespectful.

Be a good sport. This means doing what we can to lift our teammates up and help them reach their potential. Being a good teammate means also being a good person on and off the field regardless of the outcome.

Maintain self-control. Keep your cool, have a positive attitude, and don’t overreact during
practice or games. Be encouraging of other players.

Let the coach’s coach: Avoid chiming in with your coaching advice for the team, or other
parents. Let those in charge run the team.

 

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