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CANTON SOCCER CLUB - MEMBERS CODE OF CONDUCT


MISSION STATEMENT


The Canton Soccer Club pledges to be a Full Service Soccer Organization dedicated to the growth and enrichment of its participating members within the game of soccer.  We will strive for Total Player Development in an environment that fosters individual confidence along with team success.  These goals will be achieved through hard work, sacrifice, dedication and the complete commitment to every level of player from Recreational to Premier.


Canton Soccer Club has adopted the following Player/Family Code of Conduct.  These rules will be strictly enforced. Participation in the Youth Programming (U3-U17)is a privilege and it should be treated as such. Below please find: expectations, participants roles, basic parent guidelines and code of conduct with consequences and the Big Picture. Signature required. 


Soccer Family expectations:


  1. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults. 

  2. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league. 

  3. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or sporting event. 

  4. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures. 

  5. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability. 

  6. I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance. 

  7. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition. Also, recommended not to coach your player on the way home.

  8. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place. 

  9. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices. 


THREE PARTICIPANT ROLES


  1. PLAYERS 

    • The player’s responsibility is to play

    • The player must embrace their abilities and strive everyday to improve 

    • The player must embrace their role in the team 

    • The player must be coachable 


  1. COACHES 

  • The coaches responsibility is to coach 

  • The coach determines the information that must be delivered and how it must be delivered 

  • The coach makes all decisions as it relates to the players development 

  • The coach makes all decisions as it relates to the team


  1. PARENTS

  • The parent’s responsibility is to support the player and the coach 

  • The parent provides transportation to team activities 

  • The parent provides financial support to the player 

  • The parent ensures that the player is in a productive and safe environment



The following are some basic guidelines to follow as a parent: 


  • Never approach the coach in an emotional state immediately following training or games. 

  • Never criticize players, coaches or referees...it destroys relationships and chemistry. 

  • Never coach from the sidelines. Your responsibility is to support the player, coach and the team. 

  • If you have an issue with a coach please allow 48 hours to pass before communicating your concerns.

  • Foster individual accountability

  • Be supportive vs. critical of the coach, program, team and player as this helps your child develop later in life 

  • Fostering player maturity and responsibility vs. blame 

  • Expect frustration and disappointment from the player at times 



Disciplinary Policy


In our effort to provide fun, safe, and fair competition and quality league play. Our Department has adopted the following disciplinary policies.  Each manager/coach should be familiar with the procedures as they will be accountable for informing their team of the rules. Any questions regarding league rules should be addressed prior to the start of the season.  Disciplinary problems that occur before, during or after league play involving any coach, manager or player or parent will be addressed immediately and handled in the following manner:


  1. Staff and officials have complete authority over the game and the players.

  2. Some offenses will carry with them both individual, as well as player consequences.

  3. The following penalties will be in effect:


Offense Category #1 – up to Two Week Suspension**

  • Profanity

  • Inappropriate Gestures

  • Excessive Arguing or Poor Sportsmanship

  • Any flagrant breach of the Field Conduct Rules

  • Violation of Alcohol Policies (i.e., alcohol within the playing area or bringing in outside alcohol)

  • Any other behavior determined inappropriate by an official or the League Director


Offense Category #2 – Dismissal**

  • Verbal/Physical Threats to an official or player

  • Any 2nd Offense from Category #1

  • Any other behavior determined inappropriate by an official or the League Director



Note: All players and parents should be aware that in any circumstance deemed necessary, Canton Soccer Club staff will contact Canton Public Safety.  This may result in prosecution, fines, and other legal ramifications including arrest and incarceration.


** All suspensions or expulsions are applicable to the entire facility.  A player that has been suspended or expelled from any given night may not participate in other leagues, tournaments or sanctioned activities until the disciplinary period ends.











CANTON TOWNSHIP CODE OF CONDUCT


The Charter Township of Canton strives to provide premier facilities, programs and services so that community members have the opportunity to participate in the highest quality of diversified fitness, recreation, social and educational opportunities. Guests and participants are entitled to responsive service in a welcoming, safe and enjoyable atmosphere. At the same time, Canton Leisure Services expects a reasonable and proper behavior from those who visit the facilities and attend programs.


To meet this goal Canton Leisure Services has established this code of conduct.  It is the key to good conduct and proper consideration for other people.


  1. Zero Tolerance


A zero-tolerance stance will be taken as it relates to criminal behavior.


  1. Guidelines


  1. Individuals will be advised of their inappropriate behavior or action.  If behavior continues the individual may be asked to leave the premises and is subject to suspension.  If behavior is severe or potentially life threatening, the individual will not receive a warning and shall be subject to an immediate one year suspension from the facility or program with no refund of any fees paid.  Canton Leisure Services also reserves the right to confiscate annual/daily passes or program registration of anyone whose behavior creates a disturbance for others or for repeated behavioral offenses.


  1. If the offending individual is a minor (under the age of 18) the parent/guardian will be contacted for removal from facility or program and suspension.


  1. Refusal of Admission


Canton Leisure Services reserves the right to deny admission or service to anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance or in violation of any facility/program rules and regulations.


  1. Discretionary Rights


Canton Leisure Services Management reserves the right to make discretionary adjustments to misconduct penalties depending upon the circumstances.













EXAMPLES OF MISCONDUCT AND RESULTING ACTION


(NOTE:  This list is intended to be used for example only is not all inclusive and subject to discretionary adjustments.)



EXAMPLE MISCONDUCT

POSSIBLE RESULTING ACTION



Punching, hitting, fighting (assault and battery)

Minimum of one year suspension from facility, contact of legal authority (Issuance of trespass notice).


Vandalism

One year suspension from facility, contact of legal authority (Issuance of trespass notice).

Verbal Abuse


Up to one year suspension from the facility, contact of legal authority (Issuance of tickets and trespass notice).

Smoking

Immediate daily suspension from the facility, contact of legal authority if a minor.

Loitering

Contact of legal authority (Issuance of trespass notice).

Possession, Sale, or Distribution of a controlled Substance

Contact of legal authority (Issuance of trespass notice, legal action). Permanent suspension from facility.

Unauthorized Entry

Contact of legal authority (Issuance of trespass notice, legal action). Possible suspension from facility.




















OVERVIEW


The long-term value of the athletic experience is dictated by the relationships that grow from it, and the self-knowledge that it engenders. These relationships and experiences only develop after certain standards and expectations are met. Players that embrace the standards and expectations set by competitive sports will have a tremendous experience on and off the field. They will also have the most likelihood of success in achieving their personal goals and will be positively changed through this process. Players as well as all people develop at different times in their growth, be patient and encourage them to grow as individuals to be ready for their time.


If you disagree with the philosophy of the club, team or coach it may be in the player’s best interest to seek a new opportunity. This is a decision that is made by your family and will be supported by the club in all cases. Canton Celtic has a method for taking players through the development process. This method is frequently examined and re-examined.  This examination will not be influenced by anyone outside the Clubs Directors of Coaching.





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Canton, Michigan 48188

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