Code of Conduct

Player Code of Conduct

Columbus Express Soccer Club (CESC) players are expected to represent themselves, their team, and CESC with dignity and honor.  Players are expected to act professionally and be respectful to the game, players, parents, opposition, and officials on and off the field.  CESC players should be accountable for their self, attitude, and effort and have a professional mindset towards preparation, improvement, nutrition, hydration, sleep, and hygiene.  Players are expected to be prepared for training sessions and matches by being punctual and organized.  CESC players will refrain from conversations about positions and playing time.  CESC players must adhere to the club’s philosophy to ‘Provide Every Opportunity to Improve,’ the club’s values of Education, Discipline, Relationships, and Effort; and CESC’s key components of Player Development, Coaching, Parent Engagement, and Competition. 

Commitment and registration into Columbus Express Soccer Club obligates the following agreement: 

Player Responsibilities

  • Players are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner with dignity and honor.  
  • Players will demonstrate respect towards players, parents, opponents, officials, and spectators.  Players shall maintain professional relationships with all aforementioned parties. 
  • Players will refrain from profanity, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
  • Players agree to wear approved CESC uniform and training apparel, while abstaining from wearing high school, college, or other local club attire.
  • Players must adopt a professional approach towards nutrition, hydration, sleep, hygiene, and performance preparation.  
  • Players will not participate in any conversations regarding playing time or positions.
  • Players agree to adhere to 24-Hour Policy before discussing concerns with coach or Director of Coaching.
  • Players agree to never criticize a coach or player in a public manner.
  • Players adhere to all coach or staff instruction.
  • Players are expected to be punctual and organized.

Player Behavior Expectations

The following behaviors by players will not be tolerated and could lead to suspension or dismissal of the player from CESC:

  • Failure to meet any of the aforementioned responsibilities after reminders by coach or Director of Coaching.
  • Any use or possession of an illegal substance at a CESC event.
  • Any illegal actions or activity at a CESC event.
  • Any attempt to purposefully injure, abuse, or haze someone at a CESC event.

In the event that a player engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, the Director of Coaching and Executive Board President will determine the appropriate disciplinary action.  All decisions to suspend or dismiss a player from CESC for any of the aforementioned behaviors will be made in consultation with the Board of Directors and will be final.  

 

Parent Code of Conduct

Parents of Columbus Express Soccer Club (CESC) players are expected to represent themselves, their team, and CESC with dignity and honor.  Parents are expected to act professionally and be respectful to the game, players, parents, opposition, and officials on and off the field.  CESC parents should be accountable for their self, player, and actions and show responsibility to do right, be on time, and be prepared.  CESC parents should be positive and patient influences that understand development, growth, and improvement take time.  Parents are expected to stay current with all financial commitments.  CESC parents will refrain from conversations about positions and playing time.  CESC parents must adhere to the club’s philosophy to ‘Provide Every Opportunity to Improve,’ the club’s values of Education, Discipline, Relationships, and Effort; and CESC’s key components of Player Development, Coaching, Parent Engagement, and Competition.

Commitment and registration into Columbus Express Soccer Club obligates the following agreement: 

Parent Responsibilities

  • Parents are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner with dignity and honor.  
  • Parents will demonstrate respect towards players, parents, opponents, officials, and spectators.  Coaches shall maintain professional relationships with all aforementioned parties. 
  • Parents will refrain from profanity, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
  • Parents will not participate in any conversations regarding playing time or positions.
  • Parents agree to adhere to 24-Hour Policy before discussing concerns with coach or Director of Coaching.
  • Parent agrees to never criticize a coach or player in a public manner.
  • Parent instruction and referee interaction is prohibited.
  • Parents will stay current with all financial agreements and fees.
  • Parents are expected to be punctual and organized.

Parent Behavior Expectations

The following behaviors by parents will not be tolerated and could lead to suspension or dismissal of the parent and/or player from CESC:

  • Failure to meet any of the aforementioned responsibilities after reminders by coach or Director of Coaching.
  • Any use or possession of an illegal substance at a CESC event.
  • Any engagement in an illegal activity at a CESC event.
  • Any attempt to purposefully injure, abuse, or haze someone at a CESC event.

In the event that a player engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, the Director of Coaching and Executive Board President will determine the appropriate disciplinary action.  All decisions to suspend or dismiss a player from CESC for any of the aforementioned behaviors will be made in consultation with the Board of Directors and will be final.  

 

Coach Code of Conduct

Columbus Express Soccer Club (CESC) staff members should understand that they are role models and representatives of CESC.  CESC coaches are expected to represent themselves, their team, and CESC with dignity and honor.  Coaches are expected to act professionally and be respectful to the game, players, parents, opposition, and officials on and off the field. 

CESC coaches should be motivated to be experts in player development and seek opportunities to improve their ability as coaches and leaders.  Coaches are expected to be prepared for training sessions by implementing an appropriate plan consistent with the provided CESC Coaching Curriculum.  

CESC coaches must adhere to the club’s philosophy to ‘Provide Every Opportunity to Improve,’ the club’s values of Education, Discipline, Relationships, and Effort; and CESC’s key components of Player Development, Coaching, Parent Engagement, and Competition. 

Acceptance of employment by Columbus Express Soccer Club obligates the following agreement:

Coach Responsibilities

  • Coaches are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner with dignity and honor.  
  • Coaches will create a safe player-centered environment 
  • Coaches will demonstrate respect towards players, parents, opponents, officials, and spectators.  Coaches shall maintain professional relationships with all aforementioned parties. 
  • Coaches will refrain from profanity, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
  • Coaches are expected to be punctual and organized.
  • Coaches are expected to wear CESC and Adidas gear during training and games, while refraining from wearing high school, college, or other local club gear. 
  • Respond to All Emails in 24-48 Hours 
  • Coaches are expected to be able to effectively create groups, maximize training time and involvement with the ball, and provide information and honest feedback and instruction.  
  • Coaches will do their best to display patience, honesty, and reliability.