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Coach Code of Conduct

Interested in coaching? We have two amazing coaching coordinators (Josh Bower & Pat MacFarlane) on board this year that have some awesome resources available to assist you in becoming a coach. No soccer or coaching experience needed. They will have drill ideas and a coaching clinic to provide you with support and the tools necessary to have a successful season. Being a coach is a fun and rewarding experience! If you have questions about becoming a volunteer coach, please email

**DISCOUNT CODE AVAILABLE** - available this year is a registration discount code for parents who volunteer to coach. Please email Pat & Josh at the email above to receive your discount code, so you can enter the code during registration to receive the discount. Code is only valid if you sign up to coach during the Early Bird & Regular registration dates. So sign up now! This code is available for both RETURNING & NEW coaches. 


  • Remember, our goal is to provide a fun and positive experience in soccer for all our players. Encourage all players and keep things positive! You set the example!
  • Only positive, instructional, and encouraging comments are permitted. Coaches are adult role models. Always be positive.
  • Absolutely NO yelling at youth referees. The referees may stop a game and ask the offending adult to vacate the premises.
  • Only two coaches per team are allowed and may be on the same or opposite sides of the field (at certain fields), in the designated coaches’ area(s). The coaches’ area is 1 yard off the touchline and extends 10 yards on either side of the halfway line (same as center circle).
  • Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their sideline. This means that you must control your parents by reinforcing the standard that yelling at players, referees, or opposing players / coaches / spectators is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
  • Coaches may ask about a call, but they may not question the referee's judgment.
  • If you are concerned about a call in a game, please contact the Referee Administrator to provide comments.
  • If you are correct about a misapplication of the laws, then the referee will be advised.
  • If you are wrong, then you will have learned something about the laws of the game. Either way, you have taken a positive step towards improving our program.
  • Refer any concerns about another team or coach to the Coach Administrator.
  • Parents, let the referees REF and the coaches COACH. If you would like to ref - please sign up for one of the courses being offered in our region and get properly trained.

Field Safety

It is important that we make sure that all players and participants in Penns Valley Youth Soccer have the opportunity to play on safe and secure fields. We must all do our part in ensuring safe playing surfaces.

  • Check the goal posts before every game to ensure they are properly weighted so that they cannot cause accidental injury.
  • Check that the nets are properly secured to the goal posts.
  • Do not allow anyone to hang on the goals; they are not play structures.
  • Check for holes or any other hazards on the field before the match and mark these with a cone if necessary. When possible, fill any small divots with fresh dirt.
  • No tobacco or alcohol is allowed on the fields.
  • No dogs are allowed on the field.

Player Safety

Soccer is a contact sport and there will be injuries. Please keep in mind that most of these injuries are minor. In a match, allow the referee to speak to the player first. Do not run out on the field until the referee signals you.

Please note:

  • It is the referee's discretion to determine the severity of the injury and to make the determination if emergency treatment should be sought immediately on the field. The referee's ruling is final.
  • Tell your parents that they are not allowed on the field for any reason.
  • Only players with a signed player registration form can receive basic first aid from the coach.
  • For blood injuries during the game, the player must be removed from the field, have the bleeding stopped and, if applicable, have the injury properly bandaged before returning to play. Any blood on the jersey must be removed or neutralized before the player can re-enter the game.
  • If the player is not substituted for, he/she may re-enter the game with the referee's permission. If the player is substituted for, he/she may not re-enter the game until the next quarter.


The players may not wear anything that is dangerous to another player or to him/herself. THE REFEREE'S OPINION AS TO DANGEROUS EQUIPMENT IS FINAL.

  • Shoes - no toe cleats, as in baseball/football shoes; toe cleats on soccer shoes are allowed.
  • Shin guards are mandatory for all practices and games. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Shin guards must fully cover the shin to just below the knee.
  • Socks must completely cover the shin guards.
  • Jersey must be worn over sweatshirts; hoods must be tucked under shirt. Jerseys tucked into shorts.
  • Goalie's jersey must be of a different color than both teams' jerseys and referees’ jerseys.
  • No baseball caps or hard visors.
  • NO jewelry including pierced earrings. Taping ears with earrings in place is unacceptable at all times.
  • Medical bracelets must be covered.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO casts or splints allowed during games or practices.
  • No gum or ice is allowed in players' mouth.

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