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code of conduct

Athlete Code of conduct

(Gal 5:22-25 NIV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. God has sent His Spirit to dwell in those that have put saving faith in Jesus. For this reason, Christians are privileged with an intimacy of deep relationship with God and have power to live victorious and fruitful lives as we live by the Spirit. Attitudes or behaviors that are contrary to these fruits of the Spirit are not of God. These sins reveal an opportunity and need for us to grow in faith and freedom. Therefore, the EVAC Board of Directors reminds all EVAC players, parents, coaches and fans to apprehend the grace that God freely provides and walk by the Spirit. There is no place for anger or rebellion at our events. Coaches, referees, players, volunteers and others should be treated with the highest respect and kindness. The EVAC Board expects at least the following standards of conduct:

1) Parents and fans should be supportive of players by positive cheering. Parents and fans must not show public disagreement with coaching or refereeing. Parents and fans must not make disparaging remarks toward other teams, their coaches or fans.
2) Coaches and Players must graciously accept all calls by referees. Where protest of a call or noting unfair play by opponents is allowed, proper protocol must be followed.
3) Coaches and Players must maintain an attitude of humility on and off the courts and fields. The standard as we relate to each other and other teams is: Do for others as you would have them do to you.
4) Coaches must maintain self-control and treat players with dignity and respect.
5) Parents should never give instructions to their daughter/son during a game, scrimmage, or practice. If a player is listening to their parents in the stands, then they are not paying attention to the game or coach.
6) The coach will not answer the question, “Why is my daughter/son not getting playing time?” A better approach would be, “How can I get more playing time?” from the player to the coach.
7) When any of these standards are broken, there should be an attitude of humility and repentance. The goal is restoration and reconciliation so that we may be in right relationship with each other and those outside EVAC.
8) Finally, all we do and say should bring glory to Jesus.


Violations of the EVAC Code of Conduct will be judged and managed by the person most directly in the line of authority to the violator. Coaches and parents are the authority in situations that involve players. Coaches must report to the EVAC Board of Directors all formal disciplinary actions taken by referees against players, coaches, or fans. Situations that are especially egregious or that are brought to the attention of the EVAC Board of Directors by an EVAC member will be judged and managed by the Board of Directors.

parent code of ethics

• EVAC parents encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, scrimmage, practice or any related sports event under East Valley Athletes for Christ.
• EVAC parents play a vital role in supporting our athletes and in the team’s overall success. Exemplary sportsmanship will be expected from parents toward our players, coaches, officials, and our opponents.
• EVAC parents put the emotional and physical well being of their child ahead of a desire to win.
• EVAC parents allow officials to officiate, coaches to coach, and players to take direction from their coaches. Please do not shout out negative comments to the coaches, referees, players and opposing teams. Parents will be responsible for the behavior of any guests they invite.
• EVAC games are for youth-not adults. Parents should never shout instructions to their daughter/son during a game, scrimmage, or practice. If a player is listening to their parents in the stands, then they are not paying attention to the game or coach. If this becomes a concern, the coaches have been encouraged to speak with the parents about this.
• EVAC parents respect a 24 hour "cooling off" period prior to contacting the coach or athletic director regarding any situations you wish to address.
• If EVAC parents would like to know what areas a child needs improvement in, the coaches are more than happy to speak to them. Coaches will be honest in their assessment of an athlete’s skills and areas requiring improvement.
• EVAC parents are asked not to discuss the playing time of their athlete with the coach. If there is an area of concern regarding your child that does NOT involve his/her sport, (i.e. learning disabilities, home concerns, medical conditions, etc.) and is an issue that you would like the coach to be aware of, please contact the coach to meet privately to discuss.
• EVAC parents encourage their athlete to go directly to their coach if they have any concerns about any aspect of their team experience.
• EVAC parents ensure a sports environment for our athletes and families that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all sports events.
If parents have additional concerns, please contact the Athletic Director.

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