All Coaches and Volunteers who assist with a team need to be KidSafe certified. All Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be appointed, or approved, by the Club’s Technical Staff. A Team’s Head Coach is responsible for the team, any actions taken by members of the team are ultimately held accountable by the coach. All player decisions are to be made by the Coach and the Club’s Technical Staff; Team Managers and Parents have no input in to these decisions. Under no circumstance, should a team member (parents, relatives, friends or players) approach, talk to, or challenge, an opponent, Referee or Coach, during, before or after a game. Players, parents and Coaches will always conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and present themselves as models of good sportsmanship. Profanity and other vulgar behavior will not be tolerated. Only approved Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be rostered to the team via VYSA. Only approved Coaches, Assistant Coaches, AGCs, and Club Staff who have Club Coaching Passes, are permitted to be in the technical area during games or to run practice sessions. The team’s Manager, TSL, parents, friends and family shall not be in the team’s technical area, or coach players from any location during a game or practice session. No sideline coaching. Players should hear a consistent voice of instruction from one Coach on the field. All yellow and red cards issued to a Stafford Soccer player, coach, or parent must be reported by the Coach to the Travel Division Director, email@example.com, by the end of the day that the card was issued. Parental inquiries that are technical in nature should be routed to the Coach. If a Coach cannot make a game or practice they should contact the Blue/White coach from their age group. If they are not available then the Stafford Soccer Travel Technical Director should be contacted. Every effort to have that game or practice covered will be made. Travel Soccer is highly competitive, and NOT a purely recreational activity. We will always prepare to win; however, we will not sacrifice the fundamentals and skills we’ve learned during our training sessions just for the sake of winning. We will always respect the rules, officials, opponents, teammates, ourselves, and the spirit of the game while striving to excel in a highly competitive and challenging environment. Revolution Academy is considered Rec Soccer by VYSA. Stafford Soccer Rec/Revolution Academy players can guest play for Stafford Soccer Travel teams. A Travel guest player must be registered through VYSA. Players that are not registered in VYSA shall not, under any circumstances, guest nor play on Stafford Soccer Travel teams. Travel Players are not permitted to guest in Rec/Revolution Academy League games. Travel Players can only play in one league game per day; unless the governing league (WAGS, ODSL, and NCSL) has scheduled multiple games for the same team on a given day. Travel Players can not be registered on more than one travel team. This applies even if the teams are not in the same club. Move-up requests must be submitted by the Coach then reviewed and approved by the club’s Technical Staff. Administrative matters should be the Manager’s responsibility; rosters, player passes, etc. All items should be routed through the appropriate League Rep prior to submission to the appropriate registrar. Field requests need to be routed to Fields Coordinator, with CC to Technical Staff. Requests coming directly to Technical staff or Board Members will be routed back to the requester, with a CC to the Coach. Coaches need to schedule private discussions with parents and players and provide feedback on player development. These discussions should not be held after a game or in a public forum. Under no circumstances should any Team member contact the leagues directly, all issues should be routed through the Coach or Club Technical Staff. Under no circumstances should any team members contact any players on other teams, for any reason. Any requests to play/guest should be routed to the Coach of the team, that includes any/all teams; Revolution Academy, Rec, Travel in Stafford Soccer and in other clubs. VYSA, US Youth Soccer and the Leagues can levy penalties for violating, and/or trying to circumvent these policies. These penalties may involve fines, suspension, forfeiting of games, and other penalties on the team, club and those involved.