Coaching Rules & Guidelines
TVSA Mission Statement
TVSA is dedicated to giving the children of the Temecula Valley a fun, safe, and competitive place to play soccer.
One of the primary goals of TVSA is to provide our children with consistent, quality and dedicated Coaches. It is the intent of TVSA to use these “Rules & Guidelines” to provide TVSA Coaches the basic expectations and requirements for coaching within TVSA.
Coach Training and Background Requirements
1. All Coaches and Team Administrators (Trainers, Team “Moms”) will be required to have current California Department of Justice RISK MANAGEMENT status in the Cal South database.
2. All TVSA coaches must have completed Basic Coaches Training Modules 1 and or 3, and must have current RISK MANAGEMENT status in order to coach in TVSA.
3. Failure to have current approved RISK MANAGEMENT status could result in termination of coaching privileges.
4. Failure to adhere to the TVSA Coaching Rules & Guidelines as outlined in this document may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of coaching privileges.
Coaching Leadership and Spectator Conduct Rules
1. It is the responsibility of the Coach to set the standard of behavior on the field.
2. It is incumbent upon the Coach to control the actions of their coaching staff, players and spectators (especially parents) at all times, and to assure:
- No name-calling or harassment of players, referees or spectators by anyone.
- No name-calling or harassment of a player by a coach or parent; or by another player, especially a teammate.
- No name-calling, harassment, or comments directed at the referee or assistant referee for ANY reason, by ANY person.
- No hitting, spitting, or slapping a player, coach, referee or spectator by anyone.
3. It is the Coach’s responsibility to prevent spectators from harassing the field referees and the Coach must provide leadership by not disputing field calls or commenting on the Referees’ calls during the match.
Child Safety and Welfare Responsibilities of the Coach
1. The Coach shall always have their Players medical releases on the field at all practices and matches.
2. The Coach shall always provide for a fully stocked first aid kit at all practices and matches.
3. The Coach shall never leave player(s) unattended at any time, for any reason.
4. The Coach must provide team supervision before, during and after practice and matches as well as during any team travel.
5. The Coach must provide proper supervision of all players in the event Parental pick-up is late. It is recommended that the coaches have a procedure for this event and communicate this plan to the parents at the first team meeting.
6. The Coach must report any signs of child abuse to League Officials for proper follow-up.
7. The Coach must recognize and deal with dangerous field and weather conditions, e.g. heat, cold, lightning, high winds, etc. and assure his/her players are always in safe conditions.
8. The Coach must assure that all their players have adequate water and stay hydrated during practice and matches, especially during periods of extreme heat. Educate your players and parents about dehydration at your preseason meeting.
9. Failure to treat injuries properly cannot be tolerated. If a Coach is unsure of the extent of an injury, 911 should be called and assistance requested. Injury reports must be completed if the player receives medical attention for an injury. Forms available on the website.
Team Management Rules and Guidelines
1. The Coach is responsible to be fully knowledgeable of, and adhere to the current match play and participant rules as published by TVSA and CYSA.
2. The Coach must assure that each his/her Players play at least 50% of each match
3. The coach should conduct proper pre-match warm-ups and conditioning.
4. The coach should have a standardized game roster completed prior to match time and should present it to the referee prior to the beginning of the match.
5. A coach taking a TVSA team to a tournament must receive approval from the BOD prior to enrolling the team in a tournament. (No tournament play in spring)
6. No modifications to TVSA uniforms are allowed including, but not limited to, patches, names, symbols or other decorations, no exceptions.
7. Shin guards most be worn under the socks.