GFC Codes of Conduct


Codes of Conduct for House League Parents


Please remember that your responsibility as a parent with the Glen Shields Futbol Club's youth program requires you to abide by the following rules:

  • Ensure your child is supervised by an adult (excluding coach) at all games and practices. It is not the coach's responsibility to supervise your child.
  • Respect the decision of the Professional Academy Coach or Referee. Their decisions are final.
  • Always communicate with everyone in a positive manner.
  • Refrain from coaching your child from the sidelines. Be a "cheerleader" for your child and the other players on the team and respect the difference between the roles of the coach and the parent.
  • Ensure your child is ready to practice and play. Try to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the session dressed in uniform with a soccer ball, shin guards, appropriate foot wear and plenty of water.
  • Ensure your child is well hydrated and brings plenty of water to all sessions.
  • Remember that we do our very best to accommodate player requests while still attempting to balance teams.

Any parents/guardians/guests who do not follow the Club's Code of Conduct may be asked to leave the field and may receive a warning letter. If a parent should break the Code of Conduct a second time, said parent may be asked to leave the Club for the remainder of the season.

Codes of Conduct for House League Coaches


Please remember that your responsibility as a coach with the Glen Shields Futbol Club's program requires you to abide by the following rules and protocols:

  • To provide a fun-filled and safe program for the players to learn and focus on enhancing soccer skills; not winning.
  • To encourage parents and players to exhibit good sportsmanship towards the opposing players, coaches and the game officials. Set the example by communicating with parents and players in a positive manner.
  • To upgrade personal coaching skills by participating in the house league coaching clinics, as conducted by Club staff.
  • To respect the decision of the game officials. They will make mistakes, but please set the example for your players and parents and refrain from shouting at them. Instead, provide feedback to the referee co-ordinator on the performance of the game official.
  • To teach the players fair play and to respect the rules of the game. You are their role model so set the example.
  • To provide players with equal playing time so that they may learn and advance their skills, while still enjoying the game. Remember that recreational players play for fun and satisfaction.
  • To maintain high standards of personal conduct. Do not ridicule or yell at players for making mistakes or losing. Be enthusiastic and generous with deserved praise.

Any coach who does not follow the Club's Code of Conduct may receive a warning letter. If a coach should break the Code of Conduct a second time, said coach may be asked to leave the Club for the remainder of the season.