Oldham Soccer Club Code of Conduct

Responsibilities of the Player

  • The player will conduct themselves in alignment with OSC Core Values (HEART) while at all OSC events.
  • The player will show respect toward referees, opposing & fellow players, coaches and spectators.
  • The player will greet their coaches and teammates when they arrive to practices and games.
  • The player will refrain from using profanity during practices & games.
  • The player will bring appropriate footwear (cleats for regular practice, indoor shoes for indoor practices), shin guards, water, and a soccer ball that is the correct size and fully inflated to all practices.
  • The player will wear the approved club uniform during practices and games.
  • The player should arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the start time of practice.
  • If the player is unable to attend a practice or is going to arrive late, it is mandatory that he or she informs the coach.
  • The player will follow the direction of the coach at practices and games.
  • If the player does not practice during the week, the coach is within his/her rights to not play the player during the weekends game.
  • For 7v7 games players must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to kick off, for 9v9 & 11v11 games they must arrive 40 minutes prior to kick off.
  • The player will play within the spirit and laws of the game.
  • If a player displays unsportsmanlike behavior, this may result in disciplinary action by the coach or club.
  • Players & Parents must throw any trash created (Gatorade bottles, snack packaging) into trash cans/ take it with them after games/practices.

Responsibilities of the Parent

  • The parent will act as an example in modelling and supporting the OSC Core Values.
  • The parent agrees to have the player on time for training and games.
  • The parent agrees to refrain from using foul language at club events and from abusing, harassing, or berating players, coaches, referees, opponents or spectators.
  • The parent agrees to refrain from coaching or otherwise instructing players during practices or games. This instruction may be incongruent with coach instructions and thus confuse the player.
  • Parents are prohibited from entering the field during practice or games.
  • Parents are prohibited from being on the coach's side of the field, except with permission of the coach.
  • The parent agrees to wait 24 hours after a Club-Related Event to discuss concerns with the coach or Club Director; this allows time for contemplation surrounding the event and emotions to cool.
  • The parent agrees to never criticize a coach or player in a public manner, including through email.
  • If a parent is interested in discussing a subject with the coach, ask to make an appointment with coach.
  • The parent agrees to support and get involved with the Club and promote the game in a positive way.
  • Players & Parents must throw any trash created (Gatorade bottles, snack packaging) into trash cans/ take it with them.)
  • The parent agrees to stay current on all financial obligations to the Club.
  • In the case of inclement weather, OSC reserves the right to cancel or move practice. This is important to preserve the condition of our fields.