Coaches Responsibilities – Coaches hold a prominent and influential position in the Chippewa Strikers organization. As youth soccer becomes more "professionalized" and competitive at all levels, we need to remind ourselves that the "youth" are still the constituent. As such, all coaches involved need to be prepared for, and to observe high standards of ethical behavior. The MYSA Youth Council adopted the following Coaches Code of Ethics:
- Soccer is the player's game. The paramount concern of coaches is the holistic development, welfare, enjoyment, and safety of their players.
- Coaches bear responsibility for teaching players to strive for success while playing fairly, observing the laws of the game, all while showing the highest levels of sportsmanship.
- Coaches shall treat officials with respect and dignity, and shall teach their players to do the same.
- Our opponents are worthy of being treated with respect. Coaches will model such respect for opponents and expect their players to do likewise.
- In both victory and defeat, the behavior of the coach shall model grace, dignity and composure.
- Coaches shall adhere to the highest standards and the regulations of the institutions they represent: clubs, schools, sponsoring organizations and sports governing bodies.
- Coaches shall model inclusive behavior, actively supporting cultural diversity while opposing all types of discrimination, including but not limited to, racism and sexism, at all levels of the game.
- Coaches are responsible for taking an active role in education about, and prevention and treatment of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse; both in their lives and in the lives of their players.
- Coaches shall refrain from all manner of personal abuse and harassment of others, whether verbal, physical, emotional or sexual, and shall oppose such abuse and harassment at all levels of the game.
- Coaches shall respect the declared affiliations of all players.
- Coaches shall seek to honor those who uphold the highest standards and principles of soccer and shall use appropriate protocol to oppose and eliminate all behavior that brings disrepute to the sport - violence, abuse, dishonesty, disrespect and violations of the laws of the game and rules governing competition.
Field Use Policy - The Chippewa Strikers use soccer fields run by the School District and Parks & Recreation department. Our use of these fields is conditional and as such we are asking all of our teams to respect the facilities make sure the fields are clean when our games are completed; doing so will help us maintain our privileges for using the fields. The club is requiring the team parent to organize a field inspection after each game.
Responsibilities for each field are outlined below:
Dorais Field, Stillson, Halmstad and Casper Park soccer fields:
- Walk through the bleachers (Dorais Field) and parent sidelines (Stillson, Halmstad, Casper Park) ensure all water bottles and other garbage is picked up and placed in the garbage cans.
- Ensure all garbage is removed from the team sidelines and placed in the garbage.
Additional Items for Dorais Field
- Walk through both bathrooms to ensure all garbage is off the floor and in the garbage.
- If the gate to the field is locked, do not allow players, fans, coaches to climb the fence. Contact someone to open the gates.
- If there are issues with either team, inform the referees or home team coach for assistance.
- Ensure all players leave the field following the game. Players (or other children) are not to be left unattended following the games.
Email the visiting coach / team parent the following items prior to the game so they are aware of the field use requirements:
- No tobacco or sunflower seeds allowed inside the fenced in area or on the field.
- No food allowed in the bench area or on the field.
- Stay off of the track as much as possible with your soccer cleats. No warming up on the track.
If any of the Chippewa Strikers teams fail to adhere to this policy they will loose the privilege to play games at Dorais field.