Each competitive team shall have a head coach who will be submitted to the Board by the Director of Coaching for approval. To qualify for a position as a competitive coach, a candidate must:
Each competitive coach shall have the option to appoint an assistant coach who shall be approved by the Director of Coaching. To qualify for a position as an assistant coach, a candidate must:
The WSC may waive particular requirements of those set forth above only if special circumstances prevail and with the approval of the Board of Directors.
Coaches must have a valid risk management card, otherwise the individual will be removed by the
Board. All WSC coaches and assistant coaches must have a signed coaching agreement on file with the Club and abide by the conditions of that agreement. Failure of any coach to abide by the signed agreement may result in suspension or termination of that coach from WSC. Coaching assignments are issued on a one‐year basis (fall and spring season). There shall be no limit to the number of years that a coach may participate in the WSC program, so long as s/he continues to uphold the ideals and the philosophy of the WSC program and to meet the basic selection of qualifications. At the end of the spring season, it shall be the responsibility of the Director of Coaching to complete an assessment of each coach and submit this report to the WSC Board of Directors.
The coach agrees to participate in at least two training sessions per week and be present at the league or tournament games involving their team. When a conflict arises, the coach will work with their team and club to arrive at an appropriate solution.
The coach will make a good faith effort to attend all coaches’ meetings, seminars, clinics and tryouts, which are established by the team and/or the club. It is the obligation of the coach to advise the team and/or club if an event cannot be attended.
Training sessions will be run in a positive, structured, professional manner, stressing soccer skills and tactics. The coach shall not address a player in a manner that could be considered inappropriate (demeaning discourse, use of vulgarity and/or yell or shout at a player in a manner unbecoming of a coach‐player relationship).
The coach is responsible for the actions of the assistant coaches, parents and team players, prior to, during and after each game, practice and club event. Coach agrees to uphold the Coaches Code of Conduct, as outlined below.
Coach shall ensure that all team players, parents read understand and sign the WSC Player and Parent Agreement. Furthermore, coach shall uphold and enforce the conditions and standards stipulated with the agreements. The signed agreements will be held by the Club electronically.
Coaches are required to continue to educate themselves via classes, research and/or obtaining a higher coaching license. The Director of Coaching may address and/or question a coach on how they have developed themselves in the last year; this conversation will take a pivotal role in recommending the coach to the Board of Directors the following year. WSC will reimburse the Coach any fees in receiving a higher coaching license,
assuming it is needed for the level the Coach is coaching. Coaches may receive the current registration fee at the end of the soccer season (July). In order to receive the fee, the Coach must do the following:
The Coach will report any unique incidents involving players, parents, and coaches of the team to the WSC Director of Coaching and/or President with 24 hours of the incident. The coach understands that a player will not be rostered to a team until the player has paid the clubs dues, or has been approved through scholarship.
Coaches are expected to conduct a survey of their coaching performance The Board recommends the survey be performed by an independent party. A survey will be conducted after the Spring season. Results will be shared with the Director of Coaching, Coach and the Board. (The Director of Coaching will be evaluated by the President at the end of the Spring Season and the review will be shared with the Board.)
No coach shall use profanity or make derogatory remarks or gestures to a referee, parent official, player, parent, or spectator. A coach may never strike, shake, push, or otherwise physically assault any individual. Any coach found in violation of this provision will be immediately suspended, dismissed from the WSC club and the
appropriate authorities may be brought in to investigate the situation.
The Coaches Code is as follows:
WSC adopted a ZERO TOLERANCE response toward any coach or parent verbally abusing a referee before, during, or after a game. Specifically, referees have been instructed to take the following action:
Coaches understand that failing to uphold all guidelines and stipulations in their entirety as documented above may result in disciplinary actions against them, which could result in dismissal from WSC.
If a Board Member, Coach or Member (Individual) has a reasonable cause to believe a Coach failed to abide by Coaches in the Coaches Code of Conduct; then that individual shall wait 24 hours after the incident. The individual shall attempt to discuss the incident with the Coach.
If the Individual did not resolve the issue with the Coach; then the individual has the right to contact a Board Member. The Board member shall bring the issue to the next Board Members meeting. If the complaint is time sensitive; then a special Board Meeting shall be conducted to find resolution prior to the regularly scheduled monthly board meeting. The Coach being accused shall be afforded an opportunity to explain the alleged
failure to Coaches Conduct in a closed‐door Board Meeting. The accuser of the Coach shall be afforded an opportunity to explain the accusation in a closed‐door Board Meeting. If, after hearing the member’s response and after making further investigation as warranted by the circumstances, the governing board or committee determines the member has failed to abide by Coaches Conduct, it shall take appropriate disciplinary and corrective action per guidelines listed above in the Coaches Code of Conduct.
The dismissal of any coach during the season, for just cause, may be made only by a majority vote of the WSC Board of Directors.
In the event a coach is removed from a team prior to the end of the season, the Director of Coaching shall recommend a replacement candidate to the WSC Board of Directors in an expedient manner in order to minimize the impact that the situation may have on a team.
In the event the Director of Coaching is removed from a team prior to the end of the season, the WSC Board of Directors shall recommend a replacement candidate in an expedient manner in order to minimize the impact that the situation may have on a team.