code of conduct

Player Code of conduct

Taken from the FC Westlake Club Handbook

6.1 Expectations for Players

Sportsmanship and Respect

Players are expected to display good sportsmanship, respect teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials. Positive behavior on and off the field is essential for fostering a healthy team environment.


Players are committed to attending practices, games, and team events regularly. Consistent attendance demonstrates dedication to personal and team development.

Effort and Improvement

Players are encouraged to give their best effort at all times, continuously seek improvement, and demonstrate a positive attitude toward challenges and setbacks.


Open communication with coaches and teammates is vital. Players are expected to express concerns or seek clarification when needed, contributing to a supportive team culture.

6.2 Expectations for Parents

Sideline Conduct

Parents are expected to maintain a positive and supportive demeanor on the sidelines. Encouraging all players, respecting officials' decisions, and refraining from negative comments contribute to a positive game environment.

Communication Protocol

Parents are encouraged to communicate concerns or feedback directly with coaches in a private and respectful manner. Open lines of communication foster a collaborative and constructive relationship between parents and coaching staff.

Player Development

Parents play a crucial role in supporting their child's development. Encouraging a love for the game, promoting a healthy balance between soccer and other life activities, and respecting the coaching staff's decisions contribute to a positive soccer experience.

6.3 Respect for Opponents and Officials

Respectful Behavior

Players and parents are expected to treat opponents with respect, recognizing the value of fair play and good sportsmanship. Displaying positive behavior toward opponents contributes to a positive soccer culture.

Respect for Officials

Respect for referees and officials is paramount. Players and parents are expected to acknowledge their role in maintaining a positive relationship with officials, even in challenging situations.

6.4 Consequences for Violations

Progressive Discipline

Violations of the code of conduct may result in progressive disciplinary measures. These may include verbal warnings, written warnings, suspension from games or practices, and, in severe cases, expulsion from the club.