Tolland Soccer Club’s mission is to provide our youth an environment to have fun, develop skills and learn the importance of working together as a team to achieve a common goal. In order to achieve our mission, TSC has adopted a Code of Conduct (the Code) for all of the parents, coaches, and players associated with the club and its teams. The Code is a written contract to abide by the Laws of the Game as well as provide a safe, fun, and enjoyable environment that emphasizes fair play and sportsmanship. The key tenets of the Code for all participants are:

  • Promoting and Maintaining a Positive and Respectful Attitude
  • Fostering a safe environment where Sportsmanship and Fair Play are prioritized
  • The belief that our goal as a Club is our youth’s development of skills and enjoyment of the game

TSC requires all Coaches, Parents, and Players to read and affirm their agreement to uphold the standards noted below as part of this Code.

Coaches Code of Conduct

  • I understand that my team will win and lose and I am coaching for the enjoyment of the game and to improve the skills of soccer players.
  • I will demonstrate respect for the game officials at all times and refrain from challenging their authority.
  • I will be a positive role model for my team and encourage sportsmanship by demonstrating respect, courtesy, and positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other club event.
  • I will maintain control of my emotions and avoid actions, language, and/or gestures that may be interpreted as vulgar, hostile, abusive and/or humiliating.
  • I will require that my team treat all players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect.
  • I will teach each player, especially through personal example, to be humble and generous in victory and courteous in defeat.
  • I will ensure that fans of my team exhibit sportsmanship and maturity at all times, and I will assist game officials in maintaining control of spectators during games.
  • I will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all TSC sporting events.
  • I understand that I have an on-going responsibility while serving as a coach, assistant coach or volunteer to disclose and report any observed or suspected abuse, harassment, or incident impacting the welfare of any youth participant.

I agree to the above code of conduct, affirm that I will abide by each item, and acknowledge that coaching in our program, although voluntary, is a privilege and not a right.  I also agree that my failure to abide by any of these items within the code will make me subject to possible disciplinary action, which may include, and is not limited to:

  1. Verbal warning by TSC official or Board Member 
  2. Written warning
  3. Game(s) suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by TSC
  4. Season suspension
  5. Removal of coach from all club activities in the future

Parent Code of Conduct

  • I will encourage my child to participate in Tolland Soccer Club events and games and honor his/her commitment to the program.
  • I understand the team will win and lose and my child is playing for the enjoyment of the game and to improve their skills as soccer players.
  • I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by demonstrating respect, courtesy, and positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other event.
  • I am responsible for the conduct of any guests I bring to my child’s game, practice or other event and will ensure that they adhere to the rules and guidelines set forth in this Code.
  • I will maintain control of my emotions and avoid actions, language, and/or gestures that may be interpreted as vulgar, hostile, abusive and/or humiliating.
  • I will require that my child treat all players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect.
  • I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront officials at the game field.
  • I will respect the coaches and their authority during games and will never question, discuss or confront coaches at the game field. Instead, if necessary I will arrange with the coach(es) an appropriate time and place to speak.
  • I understand that drugs and alcohol have no place in youth sports and I will refrain from their use at all TSC events.
  • I understand that it is solely my parental responsibility to ensure that my child safely arrives and departs practices and/or games.

I agree to the above code of conduct and affirm that I will abide by each item.  I also agree that my failure to abide by any of these items within the code will make me subject to possible disciplinary action, which may include, and is not limited to:

  1. Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or TSC Official or Board Member
  2. Written warning
  3. Parental game(s) suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by TSC
  4. Parental season suspension
  5. Removal of parent and child from all future club activities.

Player Code of Conduct

  • I will show commitment to my team(s) and the program by attending practices and games.
  • I will show sportsmanship, responsibility, respect and integrity at all times.
  • I will always try my best and work hard to improve my soccer skills.
  • I will respect my coaches, teammates, parents, opponents, and referees.
  • I will be a team player, get along with and cooperate with my coaches and teammates.
  • I will learn and follow the rules and the laws of the game of soccer.
  • I understand my team will win and lose but I am playing for the enjoyment of the game and to improve my skills as a soccer player

I agree that my failure to abide by any of these items within the code will make me subject to possible disciplinary action, which may include, and is not limited to:

  1. Verbal warning by Head coach, Assistant Coach, Parent Volunteer, or TSC Official or Board Member
  2. Parent/Guardian and Player discussion with the Head coach.
  3. Meeting with the Travel Director/Recreational Director/TSC President, Head coach and parent.
  4. Game(s) suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by TSC
  5. Removal from club practices, games and activities in the future.

A PDF version of our Code of Conduct can be found here.