Code of Conduct

Core Values and Ethical Standards

The Code of Conduct has been developed to clarify and distinguish approved and accepted professional, ethical and moral behavior from that which is detrimental to the development of the sport of soccer.  The term “coach” shall include, but is not limited to Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, Manager/Trainers, Team representative.

Code of Conduct for Players

Code of Conduct for Parents

The parent’s role is one of support to the players, coaches and club. Parents should not engage in “coaching” from the sidelines, criticize players, coaches or game officials or try to influence the makeup of the team at any time. Please set the example by exemplifying the highest standards of sportsmanship. Parents participate in a game by watching, cheering and supporting the efforts of ALL participants. Every parent is expected to abide by the following code of conduct.

Parents are not permitted to approach the coach about playing time or on-field issues directly after the completion of any game.  Parents are permitted to contact the coach 24 hours after the last game to discuss their child’s playing time or other issues.  If the matter cannot be resolved between the coach and the parent, then the DOC can be brought in to help resolve any concerns or issues.

Parents will follow all TN United soccer club rules; respecting at all times the property of others. Parents shall stay current on all financial obligations to TN United and the team. TN United’s select program is a full year commitment, running eight to ten months depending on the team.