All members of the MTSC and Lancaster Elite coaching staff are to see themselves as role models and ambassadors for the Club. We ask that our coaches be aware of how they represent themselves, their team, and MTSC \ Lancaster Elite Soccer. It is imperative that our coaches are respectful to all around them including parents, opposing teams, and referees. We expect our coaches to exhibit professional behavior at all times, both on and off the field. Disciplinary action will be taken against any member of the coaching staff whose actions bring the Club into disrepute.
MTSC and Lancaster Elite coaches should aspire to be experts in player development and seek feedback and education, both formal and informal, that will help them down that path. We provide a variety of educational opportunities and resources for our coaches to help our coaches be the best they can be. We ask that our coaches prepare for trainings by reviewing the session and curriculum materials provided.
MTSC and Lancaster Elite coaches must embrace the Club philosophy and take pride in the development of each individual player assigned to them. We are committed to building a consistent style of play across our programming with the help of our dedicated coaches.
Coach Right to Refuse
MTSC and Lancaster Elite reserves the right to refuse any coaches for any reason, except for reasons of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance programs. Most importantly, a majority of reasons include perpetual negative or abusive sideline behavior.
Coach Right to Terminate
The Club reserves the right to remove any volunteer coach or paid coach for any reason at any time. Additional action may be required if necessary, including banning coaches from attending games as spectators and removing any future coaching rights. If coaches refuse to cooperate, they and their children may be banned from the club immediately and possibly permanently. Any further refusal to cooperate can result in police interaction.
Coach Sideline Behavior Policy
MTSC and Lancaster Elite has a zero-tolerance policy regarding aggressive coach sideline behavior. Excessive coaching is strongly discouraged, and primarily positive reinforcement should be provided to our players by coaches. Coaches will be removed from the program for consistent violations of this philosophy. Coaches should always address referees with respect, and no negative interactions should ever take place with opposing coaches/players/parents. Coaches who consistently challenge the referee are subject to club discipline.