DSX Coach Page


As a coach of the Dublin Soccer League’s DSX Soccer Club, I agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

  1. A Coach’s 1st priority during every contact with players under his supervision is the health and safety of the players. Players will not be penalized for parental concerns regarding inclement weather.
  2. Coaches will recognize that the greatest threat to players of serious physical harm or death in soccer occurs from the use of unanchored goals during games or practices and will refrain from using them under such circumstances. Moving previously anchored goals is grounds for misconduct.
  3. Coaches will treat all players, parents, coaches, referees, and others associated with DSL programs with respect including addressing players and referees in a positive manner. Under no circumstances will a coach use physical force and/or verbal abuse with players from any team.
  4. Coaches will refrain from the use of alcohol, smoking, vaping and profanity around children.
  5. All coaches are expected to assist in maintaining proper sideline decorum by parents/spectators, specifically abuse of referees. Under no circumstances will a coach use or tolerate physical force and/or verbal abuse with players from any team. No profanity is permitted.
  6. Coaches will provide players with an atmosphere that develops an appreciation of the game of soccer; which emphasizes the value of sportsmanship, effort, and the fun of the game; and which keeps winning and losing in proper perspective.
  7. Coaches will ensure that each player receive 50% playing time over the course of the season (except where an injury has occurred), significant experience at all positions, and equal opportunities to start games for each player.
  8. As a DSX Coach, I will be financially responsible for any fines I incur for violating the Coach Code of Conduct.
  9. The roster is not for public disclosure by either direct duplication or via posting on a website.
  10. Coaches shall conduct themselves in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play in an effort to benefit all DSL participants.
  11. Coaches shall follow guidelines established in Ohio South’s Zero Tolerance Policy Against Abuse, particularly those included in item number six.
  12. Coaches shall ensure that each child is in the custody of an adult parent/guardian following games or practices.
  13. Coaches are urged to exercise caution in the use of first aid and not dispense any type of medication.
  14. Coaches will adhere to the policies, rules and regulations of the Dublin Soccer League.




Coaching DSX, the competitive program of the Dublin Soccer League, is not for the faint of heart!  Administrative responsibilities include game scheduling and confirmation with opponents, tournament selection and registration and parent communication, in addition to coaching team practices and games! Our volunteers are dedicated to the sport and to their teams, and our sincere thanks goes out to each and every one of our DSX Coach volunteers!

Please register online to coach a DSX team for the 23/24 season. The risk process (coach trainings,  certifications and background checks) may begin after June 15th. Contact the DSL office (office@dublinsoccer.net) for information and the code to bring the cost of background checks to $0–please do not use your credit card.  


 Info coming soon.


Beginning fall 2019, all adults with any contact with youth participants must become SafeSport certified. SafeSport, a US Government program of courses about sexual misconduct and mandatory reporting requirements requires coaches, team admins, board members and referees to take this course.