Pinnacles FC adheres to and follows BC Soccer policies, regulations, and guidelines. Our governing body BC Soccer has developed policies and procedures to ensure that all members clearly understand the expectations regarding their conduct around the game, the standard of ethics to be followed, and the way in which discipline will be administered in all member clubs.
Pinnacles FC members must follow all Codes and Rules stated and present on this page. At the same time, at the club's facilities, programming, events, or any other activity that represents Pinnacles Football Club Association. All PFC policies are in accordance with Canada Soccer and BC Soccer standards.
PLAYERS CODE :
As a player, I participate fully in the sport of soccer because I want to.
As a player, I will play by the rules and in the spirit of the game.
As a player, I agree to respect the officials’ decisions and to remember that they’re there to help and
assist in making the games of soccer fair and enjoyable.
As a player, I will endeavor to be a good team player and recognize that the goal of the game is to have
fun, improve my skills, and develop lifelong friendships with my teammates and opponents.
As a player, I agree to cooperate with coaches, officials, teammates, and opponents, for without them
there is no game of soccer.
COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT:
Regardless of the aims and goals of a coach, the primary goal is to facilitate a learning environment that
is fun, challenging, educational and develops a love for the game which enables the sport to retain as
many players as possible.
Coaches will be reasonable in their demands on the young players’ time, energy, and enthusiasm.
Remember that they have additional interests and commitments.
Coaches will teach players to play fairly, to respect the rules, the officials, and their opponents for without
them, there would be no game of soccer.
Coaches will ensure that all players get equal instruction and will play half of each game.
Coaches will not ridicule, shout, or use profane language or gestures at players, opponents, or officials for
making mistakes or for performing poorly. Coaches will remember that players play to have fun and must
be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.
Coaches will make sure that equipment and facilities are safe and match the players’ age and abilities.
Coaches will need to communicate with parents in the management of player injuries and will need to
consider the player’s well-being for the future when making decisions on a player’s ability to play or
Coaches need to remember that players need a coach they can respect.
Coaches will be generous with praise when it is deserved, and set a good example; as players often learn
more from what they observe rather than what they are told.
Coaches need to make a personal commitment to be informed on sound coaching principles along with
the principles of growth and development of players.
PARENTS AND SPECTATORS CODE:
As a parent, I will not force my child to participate in sports if he/she doesn’t wish to be involved.
I will remember that the player is involved for his/her enjoyment and not mine.
I will encourage the player to play by the rules and resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or
I will never ridicule or shout at a player for making a mistake or performing poorly.
I will respect the principle that doing one’s best is as important as winning, thereby reinforcing the
principle that to participate is as important as the result of the game.
I will condemn the use of violence in any sport.
I will not use profane language or gestures toward players, opponents, officials, or coaches.
I recognize and will remember the value and importance of volunteer coaches and officials. They give of
their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your son/daughter.
I agree to respect the officials’ decisions and to remember that they’re there to help and assist in making
the games of soccer fair and enjoyable.
Pinnacles FC takes with the utmost seriousness the care and protection of all children. All PFC members
must keep the club and its facilities a safe environment, free of any kind of discrimination, promoting a
place where every kid feels protected and able to create positive experiences. Therefore, all Pinnacles
FC members have the duty to report any suspicious or inappropriate behaviour.
PFC follows and adheres to the below guidelines to protect the children in our community:
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Pinnacles FC recognizes that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and SnapChat have become important and influential communication channels for our community and our club. To assist in posting content and managing these sites, Pinnacles FC follows the guidelines in the BC Soccer Social Media Policy. The policy and guidelines apply to Pinnacles FC Board of Directors, staff, coaches, managers, assistants, and membership ( parents ).