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The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."
Therefore as a parent of a student athlete participating with Alcoa Soccer, we encourage that YOU...
1. Do not force your child to participate in the program.
2. Remember that while soccer is a competitive sport and winning is our overall desired goal, athletes participate to also have fun; and that the game is for students, not adults.
3. Will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of your child or the safety of others.
4. Will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the team.
5. (and your guests) Will be a positive role model for all students and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
6. (and your guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
7. Will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes.
8. Will teach your child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
9. Will demand that your child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
10. Will teach your child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that they will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
11. Will praise your child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make them feel like a winner every time.
12. Will never ridicule or yell at your child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.
13. Will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your child over winning, because ultimately, at some point, winning will be the end result.
14. Will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire you may have for your child to win.
15. Will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
16. Will demand a sports environment for your child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and you will refrain from their use at all sports events.
17. Will refrain from coaching your child or other players during games and practices, unless you are one of the official coaches of the team.
We at Alcoa Soccer realize that we may be the exception as opposed to the rule in asking our parents to observe the above code. However, we believe that by following this code, we serve as an example to the young men and women that participate in this sport and that they and Alcoa Soccer will be better a lot for it. We appreciate and thank you for your continued participation and support and look forward to a good working relationship with you while your child is a participant with us.
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