Travel Soccer Rules of Conduct for Players, Coaches, & Parents

Player and Parent Rules of Conduct for Travel Soccer



Model good sportsmanship.

Expect commitment from your children.

Allow coaches to coach – if you want to coach, there are many openings.

Support your team, coach, and players.

Make only positive comments from the sidelines.

Do not harass children from the sidelines.

Do not interact with the officials at any time.

Make an effort to have your child attend all practices and games.

Make an effort to attend games yourself.

Encourage your child to practice at least a few times per week.



Show good sportsmanship.

Do not criticize other players.

Show respect to teammates, coaches, referees and opponents.

Attend practices and games.

Strive for excellence.

Be aware that teamwork, competitive spirit, and winning  go together.



Model good sportsmanship.

Teach with patience.

Be committed to take the time and effort to help children improve.

Address lack of sportsmanship with children and parents.

Provide a fun, positive learning experience.

Encourage inclusion on the team, draw in quiet/weak player.

Obey player participation rules.

Recognize success.

Take time to learn about your sport and improve your coaching skills.

Show the children you care about their performance via your enthusiasm and hard work.

Demonstrate courtesy to the other team by not running up the score.




The purpose of these guidelines is to provide parents and coaches with procedures to follow in the event that there is a belief that the SRA Rules of Conduct are violated or a coaching issue cannot be resolved.  The overriding goal of the guidelines is for parents and coaches to serve as role models for children concerning the resolution of issues or conflicts.

If a parent or coach has a compliant, he or she should proceed according to the following sequence:

1. The first step is for the parties to resolve the conflict via person-to-person dialogue.  Directly, discreetly and respectfully seek out a discussion with the party concerned.  This discussion should take place privately and should not involve children.

2. If step one does not resolve the issue, the parties concerned should contact the SRA Executive Director  to serve as a mediator.

3. If this mediation is not successful in resolving the conflict, the parties and the league commissioner/director should bring the issue to the SRA Board.  The SRA Board will have responsibility for a final resolution.

In the event of a fine imposed by an organization or league due to conduct of a coach or player, the following is SRA Policy:

1. A coach or player receiving a fine for the first time, SRA will pay the fine and take any other appropriate action.

2. In the event of a second fine, the coach or player will be asked to pay the fine and to resign from the team for the remainder of the season.

3. If a coach or player would like to be reinstated or have a review of the imposed fine, a coach or player would need to bring the issue to the SRA Board.  The SRA Board will have responsibility for a final resolution.