Kirkland Lake Soccer's Coaching Philosophy & Code of Conduct guidelines are based off those set out by the Ontario Soccer Association.
A coach's commitment is to improve the performance of the players and the team physically and mentally. A coach needs to provide a high quality soccer program for players within a positive environment and atmosphere.
Know Your Subject
A Coach must be thoroughly acquainted with FIFA Laws of the Game (Found here) and they must keep attuned to the sound principles of Coaching.
Coaches must respect all human beings i.e., players, and officials. Opponents and officials must be treated with respect. Players must be coached to win within the laws of the Game.
Coaches must be enthusiastic and positive. They must ensure that they are generous with their praise when deserved.
A Coach must maintain the high standards of personal conduct and fair play. Coaches should never be involved in any circumstance which is offensive or suggests sexual connotations.