Player Code of Conduct

The following Player Code of Conduct for FCA teams has been established to help each team member develop into the person he was created to be. It is not our expectation that any team member would have already attained all these traits. However, it is our desire that a team member strives to grow in each of these areas of character and leadership during their time with FCA teams.

  • Proper Conduct
    • Performance
      • Actions speak louder than words!
      • Hustle at all times during games and practice.
      • Take pride in how you play the game, how you approach the game, how you wear your uniform, etc.
      • You’ve got to have heart, desire, drive, motivation, dedication and intensity. Play the game with energy and quickness.
    • Attitude
      • Be confident, not cocky. Don’t talk proudly about yourself and your accomplishments. There is strength in humility!
      • Be a positive role model and example for others. Some of the greatest impact that FCA teams have is in the area of their conduct both on and off the field.
      • Demonstrate self-control. There are certain things you cannot control; however, you can control your effort, attitude and behavior.
      • Demonstrate class at the end of a game in both victory and defeat. Shake hands, look the opposing team members in their eyes and keep your head up high because of the effort you put forth.
    • Communication
      • Don’t complain! Keep your remarks to yourself regarding things such as official calls, the weather, the facility conditions, coaches’ decisions, game circumstances, teammates, and opposing team members.
      • Be respectful of officials, coaches, teammates, opposing team members, parents and the game itself.
      • Encourage your teammates and your opponents.
    • Teamwork
      • Be a team player…not an individual.
      • Focus on stats for the good of the team, not yourself. Do what it takes for your team to win, not to boost your own stats and ego.
    • Safety
      • For your personal protection, make an effort to be with at least one other teammate when you go to the concession stand, restroom, or just walking around a sports complex (use “the buddy system” for young teams).
      • All injuries, illnesses and emergencies must be reported IMMEDIATELY to the coaching staff.
      • Stay alert, use common sense and make good decisions and choices.
  • Inappropriate Conduct – The following behaviors will not be tolerated and disciplinary action will be taken for:
    • Behavior
      • Attitude problems
      • Throwing of equipment in a display of anger or frustration and any outward expressions or demonstrations of anger or frustration
    • Communication
      • Back-talking a coach or parent
      • Crude, profane, or vulgar language
      • Critical, judgmental or negative talk directed toward teammates
      • Outward displays of displeasure with the officials and questioning officials in a clearly visible and inappropriate manner (verbal and non-verbal)
      • Trash-talking and outward acts of pride directed towards the opposing team.
      • Leaving the competition area. Remain in the competition area during games, unless there is an emergency or you receive permission from one of the coaches.
    • Safety
      • Horseplay, messing around or silly antics
      • Consumption of alcohol and/or drugs
    • Consequences – the above actions and attitudes could result in one or more of the following:
      • Sent home early from practice
      • Not permitted to participate in a drill or practice station
      • Extra physical fitness exercise (i.e. running, push-ups, etc.)
      • Removal from a game
      • Removal from the competition site
      • Suspended from playing in upcoming games
    • Policies – These policies regarding character and conduct on an FCA team have been established for your protection, well-being and character/leadership development. In light of these principles, the final decision regarding any issue resides with the FCA Leadership Team. If you are dismissed from the team for a Code of Character and Conduct violation, you will be responsible for any additional costs, and no refunds will be given.

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