Code of Ethics
Pursuing Victory With Honor
At Valor Soccer, we believe that the impact of youth sports can and should enhance the character of our athletes and shape the culture of our community. We seek to establish a framework of principles and values that will be adopted and practiced by the members of our club. Players, coaches, parents, and fans who follow this simple framework can help reinforce what youth sports are all about – enjoyment for our children.
It is the duty of sports leadership, including but not limited to coaches, administrators, program directors, and game officials, to promote sportsmanship and foster good character by teaching, enforcing, advocating, and modeling these principles themselves. Youth sports are supposed to be fun for the children. Unfortunately, many parents, fans, and coaches don’t realize their behavior and actions can have a lasting effect on children. Too many children are leaving sports activities because adults unfairly take the fun away. In addition, participation in athletic programs is a privilege – not a right. To earn this privilege, athletes must conduct themselves as positive role models who exemplify good character both on and off the field.
I acknowledge that if I fail to abide by Valor Soccer's Code of Ethics, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include but is not limited to the following:
Verbal warning by the organizations involved
Written warning by the organizations involved
Game suspension by the organizations involved
Game forfeit through the official or coach
Season, club, or league suspension by the organizations involved