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Grapevine-Southlake Soccer Association

Coach Code of Conduct Policy


Effective Date: April 1, 2018




Thank you for your participation in the GSSA coaching program. Over the years, GSSA has seen many of its youth players go on to play at the club, collegiate and even the professional levels. Each of those players has a youth coach to thank for their training and development. But more important – and more enduring – is that they have their youth coach to thank for instilling in them a love of the game.

GSSA is a recreational soccer league under the provisions of the North Texas State Soccer Association (NTSSA). Our goals are to foster and advance a soccer program that will promote the ideas of good sportsmanship, health, loyalty, and courage through amateur athletic competition. This Code of Conduct has been developed to clarify and distinguish approved and accepted professional, ethical and moral behavior from that which is detrimental to the positive development of the sport of soccer.

 All GSSA coaches must agree to the following: (Please initial each item):

1.       My behavior will exemplify a positive role model for my players. I understand that abusive and/or inappropriate behavior toward players, referees, fellow coaches, parents and spectators will not be tolerated.

2.       I will play each recreational player, when present at a game, a minimum of 50% of the time at that game. If a player’s time must be reduced for medical or disciplinary reasons, I will notify the player, player’s parents, and the opposing coach prior to the beginning of the game.

3.       To safeguard the well-being of my players, I will not have in excess of three (3) events per week, including games and practices.

4.       I will carry my NTSSA coach’s ID card to all games and practices, and I will wear it so that it is visible by the referee during all games. This coach’s card certifies that I have attended the required coaches’ meeting as well as consented to a background check. My coach’s ID card is revocable at the request of the GSSA Board.

5.       A coach found in violation of these provisions will be disciplined by the Appeals and Disciplinary (A&D) Committee of the GSSA, up to and including suspension from coaching. By my signature below, I testify that I have read the Coaches Code of Conduct and agree to its terms.

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