Spectator Code of Conduct

Updated ‐ January 2024 

We want to provide a positive and encouraging environment to learn and improve soccer skills while also teaching respect and sportsmanship.

Code of Conduct

As a spectator in any activity held by or under the auspices of Coal City Soccer Club, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:

  1. Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  2. Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  3. Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other spectators, coaches, officials, or players.
  4. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  5. Do not use violence, harassment, or abuse in any form (that is, do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators).
  6. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background, or religion.
  7. Officials and coaches have the authority to ask an individual to remove themselves from the field if any of the above requests are violated excessively. 
  8. There are to be no parents on the player and coaches side of the field during game day unless for a temporary purpose of caring for their child, or dropping off needed game day equipment.
  9. Spectators cannot sit behind the goals.
  10. The use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or any other illegal substances on or around the fields or the children at any time is prohibited.
  11. Abide by all the rules of the game/practice facilities.

Procedure for Contacting a Coach

If a parent has a question in regard to their child’s status on a team or during a given season, the following are steps that must be followed:

  1. 48 Hour Rule - Please allow a 48 hour cooldown period after game day before contacting the coach. 
  2. Contact the coach and request a time to discuss your concerns.
  3. If there is still a concern, parents should then contact the Director of Coaching, or an executive board member.
  4. Members are also always free to bring any concerns to the Board of Directors at the monthly meeting. Typically held the first Monday of the month.
  5. The ONLY TIME that a coach would be required to talk to a parent IMMEDIATELY after a contest would be in case of ILLNESS, INJURY, or some other unexpected EMERGENCY.


If these values are not upheld, you will be asked to leave the premises.  If you are a repeat offender, you will be banned from practices & games.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Thank you,
CCSC Board Members