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Coach's Code of Conduct

There are 10 major fouls that result in a direct free kick
Plays," "Good Sportsmanship" , “Player Development” ,
(DFK) and from which a goal may be directly scored against the
and "Positive Coaching" philosophies of AYSO.
The 10 fouls are divided into two groups:
Be reasonable in your demands on a young player's
These six require that the foul be committed carelessly,
time, energy, enthusiasm and performance on the
recklessly or with disproportionate force:
soccer field.
Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent.
Striking or attempting to strike an opponent.
Impress on your players that they must abide by the
Pushing an opponent.
Laws of the Game at all times.
Charging an opponent.
Tripping an opponent.
Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, and
Jumping into an opponent.
for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.

These four require only that they be committed:
Ensure that your players' soccer experience is one of
When tackling an opponent, making contact with the
fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it). Players
opponent before the ball.
should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making
Spitting at an opponent.
mistakes or losing a game.
Holding an opponent.
Handling the ball deliberately.
Set a good example and be generous with your praise

when it is deserved. Children need a coach they can
There are five (5) minor fouls that result in an indirect free
kick (IFK). At least one additional player of either team must
Keep informed of sound principles of coaching,
touch the ball before a goal can be scored from an IFK.
growth and child development.
Dangerous Play: including high kicking near another
player’s head or trying to play a ball held by a goalkeeper.
Check your equipment and playing facilities. They
Fair Charge Away From the Ball: fairly charging when the
should meet safety standards and be appropriate for
ball is not within playing distance.
the age and ability of your players.
Impeding the Progress of an Opponent: getting between
an opponent and the ball when not playing the ball.
Follow the advice of a physician when determining
Charging the Goalkeeper: shoulder-to-shoulder contact
when an injured child is ready to play again.
within the penalty area.
Goalkeeper Infringements:
As the coach, you are the most visible person to the
1. Taking more than six seconds to put the ball back
parents. Remember to conduct yourself at all times in
into play from their hands or otherwise intentionally
a manner that upholds AYSO's philosophies. As role
disrupting the flow of the game.
models, we must constantly be aware of our
2. Playing ball with hands when the ball is kicked by a
behaviors and attitudes.


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