Code of Conduct:

Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, Spectators

The expectation and attitudes of Parents, Guardians, Caregivers and Spectators have a significant bearing on a child’s attitude towards:

  • Other players, referees, coaches and managers, and spectators
  • Their long-term enjoyment of the game of soccer    

North Toronto Soccer Club will ensure that parents/guardians/caregivers/spectators within the club are always positive and encouraging towards all of the players—not just their own—and will follow these policies themselves and encourage others to:  

  • Never engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, parent or player, such as booing, taunting or using profane language or gestures.   
  • Respect the authority of referees and coaches; never criticizing, contradicting or interfering with referees or coaches at the field; and speak with coaches privately regarding any concerns.  
  • Demonstrate and encourage good sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by expressing positive support for all players, coaches and officials.  
  • Adhere to the policies of all facilities including: water only (no other beverage or food) on artificial turf; no pets anywhere at schools or other fields that do not allow them; no parking in prohibited areas.    

Additionally, for Parents/Guardians/Caregivers of Players under 18:

  • Remember that youth soccer programs are for the players, not for parents and other adults.
  • Teach children to play by the rules, and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility.  
  • Acknowledge that, in children’s leagues, team coaches and club officials are not responsible for the supervision of any child; any child young enough to normally require adult supervision will be supervised.

The club will ensure that parents/guardians/caregivers/spectators agree and adhere to the Code of Conduct and OSA Screening Handbook.