D1SA Code of Conduct
Players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators are to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials, parents, spectators and fans. In becoming a member of this organization, an individual assumes certain obligations and responsibilities to the organization and its participants. The essential elements in this Code of Conduct are HONESTY and INTEGRITY. Those who conduct themselves in a manner that reflects these elements will bring credit to themselves, their team and their organization. It is only through such conduct that our organization can continue to earn and maintain a positive image and make its full contribution to our sport and community.
The following essential elements of the Code of Conduct must be followed:
1. Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are essential to the game and must be taught at all levels and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games.
2. The value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, and the skills of the game should always be placed above winning.
3. The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.
4. Players should always demonstrate positive behavior and respect toward teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and spectators.
5. Coaches, players, parents and spectators are expected to demonstrate the utmost respect for officials and reinforce that respect to players/teammates.
6. Grievances or misunderstandings between coaches, officials or any other parties involved with the organization should be communicated through the proper channels and procedures, never on or about the field of play in view of spectators or participants.
7. Spectators involved with the game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize, badger, harass or threaten an official, coach, player or opponent.
8. Eligibility requirements, at all levels of the game, must be followed. Rules and requirements such as age, previous level of participation, team transfers, etc, have been established to encourage and maximize participation, fair play and to promote safety.
PRCS Code of Conduct
PRCS Code of Conduct Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) has adopted the following Code of Conduct as a result of its concern for good sportsmanship, respect, fair play and the conduct of spectators, players and coaches.
While individual leagues and organizations are responsible for monitoring and enforcing individual league/organization rules, PRCS may enforce penalties on a case-by-case basis, when necessary.
All coaches, players, and parents must abide by our Code of Conduct. Reports of violations of this code will be investigated. Violators will be subject to penalties, including (but not limited to) removal from events, suspension from games/practices and a lifetime ban from all Loudoun County facilities in extreme or recurrent situations.
Parents/Guardians Code of Conduct
Provide support for coaches and leaders working with your child in order to provide a positive, enjoyable experience for all participants.
Place the emotional and physical wellbeing of your child ahead of your desire to succeed.
Treat all participants, spectators and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
Respect the decisions of officials and encourage all players to do the same.
Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether by other spectators, coaches, officials or players.
Maintain high ideals of sportsmanship, including winning without gloating, respecting one's opponents and losing gracefully.
Maintain composure and refrain from unsportsmanlike physical or verbal behavior.
Respect the privilege associated with the use of public facilities and equipment and respect the staff responsible for maintenance and supervision.
Players Code of Conduct
Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during and after games by winning without gloating, respecting one's opponents, and losing gracefully
Treat coaches, other players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or abilities and expect to be treated accordingly.
Be courteous and respectful to opposing teams, spectators and officials.
Maintain composure and never leave the bench to enter the playing area to engage in unsportsmanlike physical or verbal behavior.
Respect the privilege associated with the use of public facilities and equipment, and respect the staff responsible for maintenance and supervision.
Show respect for authority toward game officials and PRCS employees.