At Southampton Town United, we stongly believe positive parental support is necessary to ensure success on the field for all players. We have developed a "Parent Code of Conduct" to help detail a parents role in supporting their child, team, coaches, and referee. We ask that all parents read the code of conduct and support the club in providing the best environment possible.
As a parent, you play a special role in the development of your daughter or son, and of his/her teammates. Your encouragement and good example will do more to ensure good sportsmanship and self-discipline than any other influence. The other team is the opponent, not the enemy, and should be treated with respect. While winning is important, playing well and fairly is the essence of the game.
General Expectations of Southampton Town United Parents:
They will always set a good example for their child in his/her soccer development by adhering to the following. I/We will:
48 Hour rule
The 48hr rule is a rule that is in place to help keep peace between the coach and parent’s. The rule is simple. Parents are not allowed to approach the coach about issues until 48hrs after the competition.
Reasons for the rule:
Sometimes in the heat of the moment parents and coaches say things that they really don’t mean. This can hurt the player or team because things where not handled correctly. The parent & Coach relationship is important, but the overall decisions should be based on what is best for the team and players. The rule is in place to help protect the players and team.
Violations of the Parent Code of Conduct
Violations of the Parent Code of Conduct may result in: