Code of Conduct
- To develop and maintain a youth soccer club that encourages physical and mental growth while emphasizing good citizenship.
- To nurture good sportsmanship and sense of fair play in a competitive environment.
I hereby pledge to support the goals stated above. I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support and respect for all participants, coaches, officials (including their calls during the games), Board Members, staff and opposing teams at all times. I will refrain from any negative, threatening, vulgar, or inappropriate language/behavior while participating in, or watching, any club sponsored game/practice/event. I will respect the fact that FSC is structured for children/young adults and will not engage in any personal conduct that is inappropriate given that context.
I will acquaint myself with club rules and support the coaching staff in regards to those rules. I will conduct myself in a calm, civilized manner when doing so. I understand that FSC will not tolerate abuse of this Code of Conduct. I pledge to abide by these underlying FSC principles: the players shall play, the coaches shall coach, the officials shall referee, and the spectators shall be spectators. I will recognize that the FSC Code of Conduct Policy was developed in recognition of the Indiana Youth Soccer (IYS) conduct guidelines, and, by participating in FSC, a member club, I will agree to abide by the spirit of the IYS guidelines. I will also recognize that FSC is a member league of the SPORTS organization, and thus, I understand that the SPORTS Code of Conduct provisions therefore apply to individuals associated with FSC.
I understand that all complaints regarding alleged Code of Conduct violations by FSC players, parents, coaches, team managers and trainers must be reported to the FSC Disciplinary Committee via the Code of Conduct complaint link on the FSC website. I understand that if the Disciplinary Committee finds that this Code of Conduct has been violated, FSC shall have the authority to impose penalties that may include revoking privileges of attending FSC games/practices/events and eliminating participation in club activities.
FSC has adopted a new Code of Conduct policy, and has established procedures by which complaints regarding alleged Code of Conduct violations can be filed, investigated, and reviewed, and by which disciplinary action can be taken if warranted. This policy is designed to set forth the club’s expectations with respect to good sportsmanship and personal behavior while participating in, or watching, club sponsored games/practices/events.
Under this new policy, all players, parents, coaches, trainers, and team managers will be asked to sign an acknowledgment form stating that they have read the FSC Code of Conduct Policy and that they agree to abide by the terms of the policy.
All complaints must be submitted via the complaint link on the FSC website within seven days of the alleged incident.
Appeals of the Disciplinary Committee’s decisions shall be filed via the appeals link on the FSC website by the following day after receipt of notice of the Disciplinary Committee’s determination by certified mail.
Code of Conduct complaints are to be registered with the club by e-mail within seven days of the incident.
Code of Conduct appleas are to be registered with the club by e-mail within one day of receipt of notice of action.
- Policy and Acknowledgement ( PDF )
- Complaint Report ( PDF ) ( MS Word )
- Disciplinary Action Report ( PDF ) ( MS Word )
- Appeal Action Report ( PDF ) ( MS Word )
- Complete Policy as Adopted by FSC ( PDF )
The goal of this effort is to educate families on proper behavior; not seek out and punish poor behavioral displays. Please make use the following educational resources.