Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Parents, Caregivers and Spectators

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game. Parents’, caregivers’ and spectators’ expectations and attitudes have a significant bearing on a child’s attitude toward:

  • other players
  • referees
  • team officials
  • spectators and others

The Dragons support the Ontario Soccer Association’s Show Your Respect program to ensure soccer can be enjoyed in a safe, positive environment. Remember children’s soccer is a time for them to develop their technical, physical, tactical and social skills. Winning isn’t everything.

Play your part and observe the Ontario Soccer Association’s Code of Conduct for Parents, Caregivers and Spectators. At all times:

  • Remember that children play for FUN
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success
  • Always respect the match officials’ decisions
  • Remain outside the field of play and within the designated spectators’ area
  • Let team officials do their job. Don’t confuse the players by telling them what to do
  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials
  • Avoid criticizing a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour

If you do not follow the code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by the Dragons, the Eastern Ontario District Association or the Ontario Soccer Association. You may be:

  • Issued with a verbal warning from a club or league official
  • Required to meet with the club committee
  • Obliged to leave the match venue by the club
  • Requested by the club not to attend future games
  • Suspended or have your club membership removed
  • Required to leave the club along with any dependants