Coaches are the key...Coaches are responsible for organizing a team, running practices and directing the players during games and scrimmages. Coaches can benefit from solid teaching and leadership skills; however the ability to effectively interact and guide the players is more important than soccer knowledge and experience. PSC provides ongoing training and support to coaches to help with the technical aspects of soccer. Coaches need to be good communicators, well-organized, committed to the job, willing to learn and dedicated to following and upholding club policies and regulations.

Coaches Duties and Job Description

Coaches Code of Conduct

The Paris Soccer Club’s Code of Conduct establishes clear sets of guidelines for team officials, players, and parents/guardians/spectators. Their primary goal is to help ensure that soccer is a fun, positive and enjoyable experience for everyone. It is a condition of club membership that all members follow the Code of Conduct at all times. Failure to comply will result in appropriate action being taken. The Codes of Conduct are based on the concept of fair play, defined by four basic principles:

  • Respect for the rules,
  • Respect for the referees and their decisions,
  • Respect for all participants, including team-mates, team officials and opponents, and
  • Maintaining self-control at all times

    Each team generally has 2 coaches, a head coach and an assistant coach. The head coach is the main contact with PSC Administration. The assistant coach supports the head coach at practices and games throughout the season and fills in for the coach as necessary. Both coaches lead their teams in practices, drills and games to teach the basics of soccer and enjoyment of the beautiful game. Both coaches support positive coaching values, provide the opportunity for skill improvement for players of varied ability on their team, and encourage good sportsmanship. It is important for all coaches to ensure that all players are having fun and fostering a love of the game. Most volunteer coaches are parents of a child on the team. Some knowledge of club and league policy regarding positive coaching is required.


  • Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, and spectators.
  • Adhere to the Laws of the Game
  • Always respect the match officials' decisions
  • Ensure zero tolerance for offensive, insulting or abusive language or behavior or physical threats by anyone.
  • Never enter the field of play without the referee's permission
  • Refrain from public criticism of the match officials
  • When working with players, coaches will:

  • Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning or scoring.
  • Explain exactly what they expect of players and what they can expect from the coach.
  • Ensure the parents/guardians of all players understand these expectations
  • Refrain from, and refuse to tolerate, any form of bullying
  • Develop mutual trust and respect with all players to build their self-esteem
  • Encourage the players to accept responsibility for their own behavior and performance
  • Ensure all activities I organize are appropriate for the players' ability level, experience, age and maturity.
  • Teach players to act fairly and respect the rules, referees and our opponents
  • Be selective in the amount of instructions I give players during the game
  • Be responsible for ensuring that substitute players, bench personnel and my team's spectators do not interfere with the match
  • Make sure that equipment/facilities are safe
  • Not ridicule or yell at players for making mistakes or for performing poorly
  • Inform parents of any injuries their children might have suffered
  • Before the season starts:

  • Attend Coaches/Convenor Board Meeting and coaches clinic.
  • Prior to season commencing, hand in a current valid police background check to the Administrator or Convenor.
  • Confirm that all players have a uniform and fit accordingly.
  • Collect/confirm data from players: parents & players names, uniform number, parents’ home and cell numbers, and all e-mails. Confirm with parents that contact information can be shared amongst team parents. Email contact info to parents on your team (of those who are willing to share their info).
  • Secure a volunteer to act as assistant coach and ensure they have a current valid police background check handed in to the Administrator or Convenor.
  • Make sure all families are comfortable with e-mail and/or text communication and will use it for last minute schedule changes. Note alternatives for families requesting calls or texts.
  • Access the Registration Portal and fill in all players Jersey numbers.
  • During the season:

  • E-mail parents/ players a link to directions for soccer fields the week before each game. Remind them what equipment to wear (shin pads, uniform jersey, uniform socks, uniform shorts and cleats).
  • Always carry all parents’ cell phone numbers with you so you can contact them for last minute cancellations or emergencies.
  • Carry and provide your team Game Book to the Referee prior to the start of the game.
  • In the event a home game needs to be rescheduled during season (usually due to weather), contact the other manager to find a new date/time. Then get approval from the Administrator.
  • Anyone ejected from games/receiving a card must be reported to your Convenor.
  • Contact your convenor when a player is injured during a game and requires medical attention (complete the Injury Report Form).
  • All suspected head injuries require that parents be contacted immediately.
  • During the Game:

  • Please ensure all loose balls are bagged BEFORE game start time and all equipment is cleared from fields AFTER games.
  • Carry and provide your team Game Book to the Ref prior to the start of the game.
  • Coaches and Assistants must wear PSC Coaching Shirts for all games.
  • Ensure all players are wearing the required equipment prior to games and practices commencing.
  • Help ensure that parents/guests on our sideline are respectful, positive, and display good sportsmanship. Remind parents on our sideline about Code of Conduct, if necessary. Our teams, club, and community are judged by our actions—Let’s represent all involved in a positive light. Our players are watching.
  • Ensure all players play at least 50% of the playing time.
  • After the Season:

  • Contact every player on your roster to determine intent for upcoming season. Make no assumptions!
  • Collect all balls and equipment and return it to your Convenor. If you do not return your equipment you will not be allowed to roster your player until doing so.