Cleveland United helps further develop our coaches through support and training, including:
Discounted registration fees for your children (if actively coaching)
Reimbursement for approved, age appropriate coaching education courses through NCYSA or US Soccer
Cross-coaching / Guest coaching
Preplanned Session Plans
Cleveland United also requires all coaches and team officials to adhere to a Coaches Code of Conduct:
I, as a coach at GCAA, agree to the following code of conduct.
I will respect the opposing team, its players, its coaching staff, and spectators and will not engage in any disrespectful conduct.
I will respect the referees (umpires) and will not challenge or show dissent with their officiating.
I will respect all GCAA officials and will abide by their directives.
I will be responsible for the conduct of my players and their parents and will take all necessary steps to ensure their proper behavior.
As a coach I will not engage in any activity that encourages unsportsmanlike behavior by my players.
If I violate any of the above provisions, I will adhere to the following discipline:
Showing disrespect to a referee/coach/player/parent or any other person at any event with which GCAA is involved – minimum 1 game suspension, maximum 1 season suspension
Ejection from a game by ref or other GCAA official (first offense*) – 1 game suspension
Ejection from a game by ref or other GCAA official (second offense*) – 1 season suspension
Ejection from a game by ref or other GCAA official (third offense*) – Lifetime suspension from coaching in any GCAA Sport
Verbal assault/hostile challenge of a referee/coach/player/parent or any other person at any GCAA event – 1 year suspension
Physical assault of referee/coach/player/parent or any other person at any GCAA event – Lifetime suspension from participation in GCAA and possible legal action.
Coaching unsporting behavior – 1 year suspension
* This violation may also warrant further discipline actions from other sanctioning bodies.
This code of conduct in its entirety, does not exclude discipline by the local association/club (when participating in away games) or NCYSA or other sanctioning body.
In the case of an ejection, the coach must leave the park/facility (out of sight and sound) in which the playing area located and can not return before being contacted by a GCAA Discipline Committee. If the coach does return before this time, a minimum of an additional 2 game suspension will be incurred.