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Coaches Code of Conduct

 MYA Soccer Coach Code of Conduct

  • The first responsibility is the health and safety of all participants.
  • No coach should conduct a practice without at least one other adult being present (assistant coach or parent). No coach should be alone with or transport alone any child who is not a member of his family.
  • It is the coaches’ responsibility to ensure that all ongoing electronic communication (all social media, email, etc.) between a coach & player, includes the players’ parent/s. 
  • It is recommended that coaches become certified in basic first aid. Be prepared to handle first aid situations as well as medical emergencies at all practices and games.
  • Inspect players’ equipment and field conditions for safety reasons. Notify division coordinator or MYA soccer board member about any hazards in your practice or playing fields.
  • Utilize proper teaching and instruction of players regarding safe techniques and methods of play.
  • Supervise your players to avoid injury situations if possible.


  • Be a positive role model.
  • Set the standard for sportsmanship with opponents, referees, administrators, and spectators.
  • Know and follow all rules and policies set forth by the MYA and/or travel leagues, as well as state and national associations.
  • Work in the spirit of cooperation with officials, administrators, coaches, and spectators to provide all participants with the maximum opportunity to develop. 
  • Know and understand the Laws of the Game.
  • Continue your own education in the sport to improve your skills as a coach.
  • The use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs during MYA activities, including practices is prohibited.

Player Development

  • Keep the importance of winning and losing in proper perspective.
  • Develop the players’ appreciation of the game.
  • Be sensitive to each child’s development needs.
  • Allow players to experience all positions.
  • The goal is for players to have fun and receive positive feedback.
  • Practice should be conducted in the spirit of enjoyment and learning.
  • Provide appropriate number and length of practice sessions according to the players’ stage of development.
  • Educate the players to the technical, tactical, physical and psychological demands of the game for their level of play.
  • Strive to help each player reach his or her full potential and be prepared to move to the next level.

Contact US

For more information about Coaches or Training Programs please contact:  

The MYA Soccer Training Coordinator at  


The MYA Soccer President at