The goal of the East Bay United Futbol Club is to maximize the opportunity for each player to enjoy the game of soccer, learn and display sportsmanship, and develop individual and team skills. In pursuit of that goal, the principles set forth below reflect our Code of Conduct and shall apply to club administrators, coaches, players, parents, guardians, and any other participants in East Bay United FC activities. It is the obligation of all club administrators, coaches, players, parents and guardians to create an environment that promotes this objective. Those who violate the code of conduct jeopardize their participation in the  East Bay United Futbol Club.

PLAYERS Every player is expected to:

  • At all times, respect the referee. Refrain from questioning their decisions, challenging their authority, or addressing them during or after a game
  • At all times, compete according to the rules.
  • At all times, refrain from berating or making unkind comments to a coach, spectator, parent, player or referee.
  • At all times, demonstrate respect to coaches and referees by following their instructions and directions.
  • At all times, maintain control over his/her emotions
  • After a game, win or lose, ensure to demonstrate appropriate gestures of sportsmanship.
  • Avoid taunting or humiliating remarks, and/or gestures and physical assault on another player.
  • At all time, refrain from the use of profanity.

COACHES The role of the coach is to teach soccer skills and sportsmanship to the players. The coach is responsible for communicating both practice and game times to the players and parents. The coach is also responsible for monitoring their own behavior and the behavior of their players and parents during practice and games. All coaches will promote good sportsmanship, foster team camaraderie, and help participants have fun while teaching players the technical skills of soccer. Unsportsmanlike conduct by the coach at any time will not be tolerated. Additionally each Coach will ensure that his/her conduct sets a good example for team members and spectators. To meet these responsibilities, the Coach is expected to:

  • Before, during and after a game, be an example of dignity, patience and positive spirit.
  • Before, during and after a game, maintain a reasonable composure and demonstrate and teach sportsmanship.
  • Before, during and after a game, respect the players and coaches of the opposing team.
  • Before a game, introduce yourself to the opposing coach and to the referee.
  • During the game, be responsible for the sportsmanship of your players.
  • If one of your players is disrespectful, irresponsible, or overly aggressive take the player out of the game at least long enough for him/her to calm down.
  • During the game, take appropriate steps to minimize scoring in runaway games.
  • During the game, you are also responsible for the conduct of the parents of your players.
  • It is imperative for you to explain acceptable player and parent behavior prior to the start of the season.
  • Encourage them to applaud and cheer for good plays by either team
  • Discourage them from yelling at players, referees, or other spectators
  • After a game, ensure players are humble and respectful in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.
  • At all times, respect the referee. Refrain from questioning their decisions and challenging their authority.
  • At all times, instruct players and parents in the rules and motivate each player to compete according to the rules.
  • At all times, refrain from berating or making unkind comments to a spectator, parent, player or referee.
  • At all times, refrain from the use of profanity.

PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S/SPECTATOR’S The parents and spectators role is one of support to both the players and the coaches. Parents’ and spectators’ should not engage in “coaching” from the sidelines, criticizing players, coaches, or referees or trying to influence the makeup of a team at any time. Every parent and spectator are expected to:

  • During practice, keep your distance from the practice sessions, and do not interfere with the session.
  • Before a game or practice, ensure your player shows up at the scheduled time and is prepared to play, if for any reason your son or daughter are unable to participate in a practice or game inform the respective coach before the scheduled time. If a player is frequently absent from practice and/or games, the East Bay United FC coach has the right to remove the player from the team roster
  • During a game, applaud and cheer for good plays by either team
  • During a game, do not time the amount of time players are on the field. Playing time is not guaranteed. In club soccer, playing time is earned by attending practices and games, paying attention to the coaches, working hard, showing progress and being a good teammate.
  • After a game, win or lose, ensure to demonstrate appropriate gestures of sportsmanship.
  • At all times, respect the referee. Refrain from questioning their decisions, challenging their authority, or addressing them in a loud, disrespectful, or abusive manner
  • At all times, instruct your son or daughter in the rules and motivate them to compete according to the rules.
  • At all times, refrain from berating or making unkind comments to a coach, spectator, parent, player or referee. If you have something to say to the coach, please make sure that your comments get to the coach. Do not voice your opinions on the sidelines. The club will not tolerate complaining and degrading on the sidelines or verbal abuse towards any East Bay United FC coach. Any parent who is persistent in these actions will be asked to leave the club.
  • At all times, teach your son or daughter that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that they will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance
  • At all times, praise your son or daughter for competing fairly and trying hard, and make them feel like a winner every time
  • At all time, refrain from the use of profanity

At times there may be disagreement and/or confusion on behalf of players and parents. In these situations, we ask that the players approach the coaches in an effort to resolve the disagreement or confusion. Recognizing it can be difficult for a player to approach a coach, we feel utilizing this policy only serves to help individuals mature. The situation, of course, is different for the younger members of the club. In situations where the player is too young to deal with a particular issue, and it is necessary for a parent to get involved, we ask that parents follow the below guidelines:

  • If a parent has questions for a coach, please: email them, call or make an appointment to meet. Please remember that most coaches work for East Bay United FC on a part-time basis, and therefore, spend most of their time on their individual careers. However, they do realize that part of their job with East Bay United FC is to communicate effectively with parents if situations arise, and they are prepared to do this
  • If you have a question regarding something that has happened during a game, parents are not allowed to approach the coach until after the game.
  • If, after discussing an issue with a coach, and the issue is not resolved, then the President and/or Registrar of East Bay United FC should be contacted @ staceydecastro10@gmail.com or info@eastbayunitedfc.com to attempt to resolve the situation