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TMSC Code of Conduct
Submitted By Chris Kelly on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The following set of Core Values and Codes of Conduct apply to all members of the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Club. The Codes of Conduct are provided for Coaches, Youth Players, Parents, Adult Recreational League Players, and Club Volunteers and Staff in order to provide guidelines on behavior that supports the Club’s Core Values. 

Core Values
Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Club exists to provide a positive sports experience for all members that is fostered in an environment of respect, comradery, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The governing principles by which the Club will operate its youth system are based upon the Long Term Player Development model formulated and purported by the Canadian Soccer Association and the Ontario Soccer Association.

The Club seeks to create an environment where all players are actively involved, continuously improving and learning, and developing a lifelong love of the game. Furthermore, the Club is committed to creating programs and policies, and in building alliances with other Clubs, in order to provide opportunities for members to be Active for Life and to enjoy the sport of soccer in a positive environment at both the recreational and competitive level.

Key Considerations
All players participate in any sports activity because it is fun, challenging, socially stimulating, and creative. It is the role of coaches and other team officials to ensure that the environment that is created during training sessions and matches is conducive to meeting the players’ reasons for participating. The true mark of success for any coach is the number of players who return to play the following season.

The following Codes of Conduct are designed to enhance and support player development under the Club’s youth programs. It will be the responsibility of coaches, players, parents, and volunteers/staff to read, understand, and adhere to these Codes as we strive to create and maintain an environment that in line with our core values.


Code of Conduct for Youth Players
The following code of conduct applies to any youth player involved in the Club’s youth programs.

As a Player I will:

  • Ensure that I arrive on time to all games and training sessions.
  • Wear the assigned uniform.
  • Respect officials and the decisions they make.
  • Understand the rules of the game.
  • Listen and follow instructions of coaching staff.
  • Respect my teammates and opponents at all times.
  • Not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct or negative communication with players, coaching staff or families of the opposing team.
  • Maintain a positive attitude during all games and training sessions.
  • Immediately report any injury to coaching staff.
  • Ensure proper nutrition and rest prior to games and training sessions.
  • Manage time to ensure there are no conflicts with games and training sessions.
  • Never use vulgar or profane language.
  • Not engage in negative comments towards players or teams through any social networking sites.


Code of Conduct for Parents
The following code of conduct applies to the parents or guardians of any players involved in the Club’s youth programs.

As a parent I will:

  • Read, understand, and adhere to all applicable club policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the player arrives to games and training sessions on time.
  • Ensure all Club and team fees are paid in a timely fashion.
  • Refrain from coaching players from the sidelines during games or training sessions.
  • Not criticize game officials.
  • Not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct or negative communication with players, coaching staff or families of the opposing team.
  • Ensure all communication with coaches must be in writing and at least 24 hours after any game. The only topic that should be raised is the overall development of the player. Please do not contact coaches to discuss playing time, positional play, the performance of other players or to question coaches' decisions in games.
  • Communicate with respect to scheduling, finance, or any logistical concerns with the team manager.
  • Offer my services to the team and club when possible.
  • Learn the rules of the game
  • Ensure a clear understanding of the policies set forth by the club.

Registration to Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Club or its affiliate programs includes an agreement that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by these Codes of Conduct and acknowledge that any breach of the above may be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension and expulsion from Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Club or its affiliate programs.

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