Parents Code of Conduct

To clarify expectations of parent/guardian conduct, we as Buckeye Soccer Association expect all parent/guardian to conform to the following standards. Parent/ guardian make certain commitment when they allow their child to join a Buckeye Soccer Team.


I agree that:

  • Not to force a player to participate in soccer
  • To remember that players participate to have fun, represent their community and the game is for players, not adults. 
  • To inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that my affect the safety of the player or the safety of others on the team. 
  • Teach the player to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence
  • To discourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health or well-being of any of the players
  • Ensure that the player treats other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of the circumstance
  • Recognizing and supporting the player’s commitment to the game by providing the means to get them to and from soccer events on time, in sound physical shape and mentally ready to play
  • Teaching the player that doing one’s best is essential to achieving team goals
  • Reinforcing the concept that putting forth a best effort is more important than the outcome of any one game
  • To praise the player’s efforts and successes
  • Ensuring proper nutrition and sleep for the player
  • Emphasizing the benefits of skill development and practices

Parent Behavior:

Certain behavior is expected of all parents of players involved in Buckeye Soccer Association:

  • Refrain from coaching players during games and practices from the sidelines, unless designated as one of the official coaches of the team
  • Be a positive role model for the player and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every Buckeye Soccer program event
  • Respect the officials and their authority during games and not confront coaches at the game field. Parents should take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place. 
  • If resolution is not found with the coach, parents should contact the Director of that program

Coaches and Directors will be expected to reply to parent communications within a timely manner. Parents may speak to any coach or director by contacting them in person, through email or by phone and arrange a meeting time.