Code of Conduct

Parents

Youth soccer is for the players. All parents associated with International Futbol Club (IFC) are invited to share in the pleasure of watching their children participate in the world’s most popular sport. We ask that parents do not distract the players and officials from the free flow of play which is the trademark of the sport. International Futbol Club prides ourselves on having respectful and engaged families, and we ask that parents and guardians continue to adhere to these guidelines.

A parent or guardian should:

  • Foster an environment of respect for referees, players, coaches, and spectators of the opposing team through words of encouragement and support.
  • Applaud superior play, effort, and sportsmanship by players on both teams.
  • Support your coaches and managers consistently regardless of the results on the field.
  • Communicate any concerns to the coach at the appropriate time (recommended 24 hours cool off period) away from the playing location and players.
  • Always remain at least two yards from the playing field so our young players have room to play and enjoy the game.
  • Your cooperation with these standards before, during, and after each game or practice will make International Futbol Club more enjoyable for everyone.

A parent or guardian must:

  • Not use foul language or obscene gestures at a game or practice site.
  • Avoid comments and gestures that express disagreement with referee decisions.
  • Cooperate with any request by the game officials.
  • Not consume alcoholic beverages on field locations during practices or games.
  • Refrain from using tobacco products on field locations during practices or games.
A parent or guardian understands that:

  • Not use foul language or obscene gestures at a game or practice site.
  • Avoid comments and gestures that express disagreement with referee decisions.
  • Cooperate with any request by the game officials.
  • Not consume alcoholic beverages on field locations during practices or games.
  • Refrain from using tobacco products on field locations during practices or games.
Any breaches of this Code of Conduct by any parent, guardian or guest can result in your player’s suspension and a member’s removal from all International Futbol Club events, practices and games. Comments and behavior of any member which contradict the mission statement or disrupt the functioning of a team can result in the suspension and/or removal from International Futbol Club.
Players are challenged every minute on the field, our program can help you reach your potential. Camp Directors will be involved in every aspect of camp to ensure that our philosophy is upheld.

Parents agree to comply fully with any and all Code(s) of Conduct required by the league in which the player participates and any and all governing associations.

 

MSYSA Code of Conduct
NCSL Parent Code of Conduct
NCSL Players Code of Conduct
NCSL Leaders Code of Conduct
Club Champions League Rules
US Youth Etiquette for Sidelines 

Players
I understand that as a playing member of International FC, I must follow the rules and policies of the club and any leagues or competitions that we participate in. I understand that, as a player, I am a representative of International FC and as such, must not conduct myself in a way that reflects poorly on the club. I also understand that my playing rights are dependent on my adherence to the following;
  • I will show respect and compassion to my coaches and teammates
  • I will work hard at practice and games to improve while also understanding I must practice in my own time to improve my skills
  • I will communicate and request my parents to never coach me or any of my teammates during the game, understanding it is the coaches’ job to provide instruction and feedback.
  • I will respect the game of soccer and its laws. I will learn these laws and I will play the game fairly.
  • I will be fully committed to attend all team events.  This sport and team are of the highest priority, and if for some extenuating circumstance I cannot attend, I will give timely notice to my coach of my absence.
  • I will show respect for the match officials, even though I will sometimes disagree with their decisions and always shake hands at the end of the game.
  • I will work and be the best teammate possible for the good of the
  • team and conduct myself with honor and dignity at all times.
  • I will show good sportsmanship to my opponents before, during and after games and always shake hands at the end of the game.
  • I will help my parents and fans understand the Laws of the Game so they can watch and enjoy the game better and understand that dissent is not permitted.
  • I will be generous when I win and gracious when I lose.
  • I will not use or promote the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or firearms at any International Futbol Club sponsored event.
  • I will wear/bring the appropriate International Futbol Club-issued uniform to every game. I wear have shin guards under my socks.
I understand that a violation of this code of conduct can result in disciplinary action against me, including suspension of play, removal from a team roster, and expulsion from International Futbol Club. I understand that failure to abide by this code of conduct can result in ejection from the field of play, suspension for one or more games, and other disciplinary action imposed by the IFC Director of Coaching/Technical Director.
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QUALITY, EXPERIENCE, AND PROFESSIONALISM

Summer cAMP

Players Wanted: Ages 4-17

Washington Adventist University (Turf) 7600 Flower Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

9am-12pm / 9am-3pm

Half Days: $175 / Full Days: $250
Week 1

June 20 – June 24
Week 2
June 27 – July 1
Week 3
July 11 – July 15

This camp will include instruction on the fundamentals of soccer and is designed to meet the needs of developmental and advanced soccer players.
Sign up for 2 weeks of camp and the 3rd week is FREE!