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Codes of Conduct

The West Ottawa Soccer Club Code of Conduct establishes a clear set of guidelines for coaches, players and parents/guardians. Its primary goal is to help ensure that soccer is a fun, positive and enjoyable experience.

Our Code of Conduct is based on respect and fair play, defined by four basic principles:

  • Respect for the rules
  • Respect for the referees and their decisions
  • Respect for all participants, including; all players, all coaches, all spectators, and all club officials.
  • Maintaining self-control at all time

It is a condition of continuing Club membership that all participants understand and follow this Code of Conduct when participating in any Club activity. It is to be followed at all times, by all members.

Resolving Problems

Not everyone will see the same situation in the same light. All parties should remain open minded and flexible when discussing items of concern.

If an issue arises please wait 24 hours prior to pursuing. First attempt to resolve it through the team Head Coach privately in a positive, constructive manner. If the conflict is not resolved to your satisfaction then approach the team Manager. If at this point the conflict remains unresolved contact the Club General Manager. If an equitable resolution is still not found, an appeal can be made to the Board of Directors. Coaches, managers nor the Club will not respond to concerns raised anonymously.