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Return to Practice Protocol

Napa United has created a comprehensive 4-phase protocol for returning players to practice.

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Napa United Parent Code of Conduct

  • Support all the players in your child's squad. Do not criticize any of the players at any time.
  • Do not criticize the opponents, their parents or their officials. Do not communicate with the other team’s parents in a way that could be understood as confrontational. Do not enforce the code of conduct rules and/or other rules on the opposition. If you think that the other team is not following the conduct rules, bring it to your coach’s attention. Do not cheer in a way that will negatively affect and/or distract the players on either team.
  • Never audibly dispute a referee’s decision. If you verbally abuse or shout at the referee you are breaking the rules of the game and risk a negative outcome for the team (stoppage of play or forfeit) and/or being asked to leave the game.
  • Parents must not coach from the sideline during matches or training. Leave this to the manager/coach or you may cause confusion and erode your child’s confidence.
  • Parents must not enter the field of play.
  • Do not criticize your child’s coach to your child or other parents. If you are not happy with the coach you should raise the issue with the coach at an appropriate time and place and in a very pleasant and non-confrontational manner.
  • Parents that do not follow these guidelines could be asked to leave the game and/or be expelled from the league. Unruly behavior will not be tolerated.

Napa United Player Code of Conduct

  • Napa United has always encouraged good sportsmanship in its programs. Being a Good Sport is an important philosophy of the league. Treat your opponent as you would like to be treated. 
  • Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach. Train and play to the best of your ability, have a positive attitude and encourage others to do the same.
  • Play by the spirit and the Laws of the Game of soccer at all times.
  • Never argue with or complain about referees' calls or decisions. Remember that referees are only human and they make mistakes, just like you.
  • Control your temper. Most of all, resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged. Never use foul or abusive language before during or after game/trainings.
  • Concentrate on playing soccer with your best efforts. Work equally hard for your team as for yourself. Be on time and prepared for matches and training sessions.
  • Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it is your team or your opponent's.
  • Cooperate with and respect your coach and teammates. Always listen to your coach.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve skills and feel good. Don't be a showoff or a ball hog.