Rules and Regulations
Coaches Code of Conduct
• Care more about the player than winning the game – winning is a byproduct of investing time into the development of each player, it is not the most important.
• Accept the results of all games being humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
• Be concerned with the OVERALL development of your players and not just their soccer skills.
• Give ALL players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence, and develop self-esteem.
• Maintain an open line of communication with your players and their parents.
• Lead by example.
• Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best in yourself, your peers and your players.
• Be positive at all times.
• Accept the responsibility of team leadership. Be accountable for the conduct of the players, team officials and spectators affiliated with the team.
• Encourage your players to play within the spirit, written rules and laws of the game without the intent of causing injury to an opposing player.
• Extend respect and courtesy to match officials, coaches and other volunteers.
• Abide by the rules established by the associations and leagues that the Indianola Soccer Tribe is affiliated with. This includes reporting any yellow and/or red cards to the Board of Directors within 24 hours of the game in which it occurred in.
• Verbally or physically abuse a player, parent, spectator or opposing coach.
• Lose control of your temper.
• Use profanity in the presence of players.
• Criticize, harass, heckle or otherwise disrespect a game official.
• Incite players, team officials, or spectators into conduct towards officials that is contrary to the Laws of the Game.
• Encourage, condone, or permit any player to engage in conduct with the intent of causing injury to an opponent.
• Negatively discuss players, parents, or coaches in the presence of the like.