WV Chaos Code of Conduct
WV Chaos Tryout Process
WV Chaos Executive Board

WV Chaos Mission Statement


"The mission of the West Virginia Chaos Youth Club is to provide instructional and competitive youth soccer opportunities that improve character, community, and love of the game of soccer.  Integrated in this is the building of self-esteem, self confidence, team work, respect for self and others, and all the inherent benefits of physical exercise."


WV Chaos Executive Board
Justin O’Rielly / President
Roland Fisher / Vice President & Registrar
Kevin Karnes / Secretary & Web Site Adminstrator
Tony Brown / Treasurer
Ashleigh Woods Director of Coaching
Stacy Hoff / At Large
Brian Hudson / At Large
BJ Carney / At Large
Betsy Cimino / At Large
WV Chaos Code of Conduct
ü I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and parents at all times.
ü I will remember that soccer is an opportunity to learn and have fun.
ü I deserve to play in an environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol; and expect everyone to refrain from their use at all soccer games.
ü I will do the best I can each day, remembering that all players have talents and weaknesses the same as I do.
ü I will treat my coaches, other players and coaches, game officials, other administrators, and fans with respect at all times; regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities, and I will expect to be treated accordingly.
ü I will concentrate on playing soccer. Always giving my best effort.
ü I will play by the rules at all times.
ü I will at all times control my temper, resisting the temptation to retaliate.
ü I will always exercise self control.
ü Conduct during competition towards play of the game and all officials shall be in accordance with appropriate behavior and in accordance with  FIFA’s  "Laws of the Game", and in adherence to Chaos rules.
ü While traveling, shall conduct themselves so as to being credit to themselves and their team. 
ü Alcohol, illegal drugs and unauthorized prescription drugs shall not be possessed, consumed or distributed before, during or after any game or at any other time at the field and/or game complex.  
ü I will never place the value of winning before the safety and welfare of all players.
ü I will always show respect for players, other coaches, and game officials.
ü I will lead by example, demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship at all times.
ü I will be demonstrate knowledgeable of the rules of the game, and teach these rules to my players.
ü I will never use abusive or insulting language. I will treat everyone with dignity.
ü I will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, regardless of the situation.
ü I will not allow the use of anabolic agents or stimulants, drugs, tobacco, or alcohol by any of my players.
ü I will never knowingly jeopardize the eligibility and participation of a student-athlete.
ü Youth have a greater need for example than criticism. I will be the primary soccer role model.
ü I will at all times conduct myself in a positive manner.
ü Coaching is motivating players to produce their best effort, inspiring players to learn, and encouraging players to be winners.
ü Coach’s actions on sidelines during games shall be in the spirit of "good sportsmanship" at all times. Profanity, profane gestures, arguing, inciting  disruptive  behavior   by  spectators and/or players,  or  any conduct   not   in   the   spirit of  good sportsmanship,  shall  require disciplinary action  from  the   affiliate.
ü Alcohol, illegal drugs and unauthorized prescription drugs shall not be possessed, consumed or distributed before, during or after any game or at any other time at the field and/or game complex.
ü I will refrain from any activity or conduct that may be detrimental o r reflect adversely upon Chaos, its members or its programs.
ü I will accurately and completely complete the coach/volunteer application form and by application attest to the accuracy of the information submitted.
ü I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, game officials, and administrators.  at all times.
ü I will place the emotional and physical well being of all players ahead of any personal desire to win.
ü I will support the coaches, officials, and administrators working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
ü I will remember that the game is for the players, not for the adults.
ü I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, game officials, administrators, and fans with respect.
ü I will always be positive.
ü I will always allow the coach to be the only coach.
ü I will not get into arguments with the opposing team’s parents, players, or coaches.
ü I will not come onto the field for any reason during the game.
ü I will not criticize game officials.
ü Alcohol, illegal drugs and unauthorized prescription drugs shall not be possessed, consumed or distributed before, during or after any game or at any other time at the field and/or game complex.
ü I will refrain from any activity or conduct that may be detrimental or reflect adversely upon Chaos, its members or its programs


To have a successful program, there must be understanding and cooperation among parents, players, and coaches. Your child’s progress will depend, to a great extent, on this triangular relationship. Supply plenty of love, recognition, support and encouragement. This allows your child to be confident, enjoy soccer more, and perform better in training and competition. Support your child unconditionally; do not withdraw love when your child performs poorly. Support the coaches.  A player develops best when he or she trusts and respects the coach. The coach’s job is to motivate, teach, and constructively criticize each player’s performance. Please recognize that our coaches use their extensive experience to best develop each player. Your child will probably try many different positions throughout his or her career. Chaos’s first concern is for the long term development of your child’s soccer skills under pressure, and there will be times players are instructed to do things parents do not understand. Player and team development will sometimes be given a greater priority than winning. Encourage your child to talk with the coaches, “taking responsibilities”, whether about playing difficulties or missing a match, etc. Communicate Through Your Team Manager. Remember, there is a time and place for everything. If you need information or wish to ask questions concerning team management or coaching decisions, please contact the team manger to obtain the information or to arrange a meeting with the coach. Concerns or criticisms are welcome, but should be expressed away from training sessions and games. The coach is always available to talk to you or your child. Attend Training as Often as You Like. You are encouraged to observe your child and to learn more about soccer. While parents are not allowed on the field during training, a good view can generally be found from the sidelines or in the stands. NO Coaching or refereeing. No matter how good your intentions are, we insist there be no shouting instructions to your child or yelling (complaining) to the referees during games. ∙ Let the coach (soccer professional) run the team. Attempting to coach or instruct your child from the sideline is distracting and counterproductive for the player. ∙ Your vocal support and positive encouragement are welcome throughout good soccer play. ∙ Chaos insists that the voice of coach be the only voice at all games or training. Uphold Your Commitments ∙ Foster an environment for academic excellence and good sportsmanship ∙ Fulfil your financial commitments ∙ Support and maintain the Chaos’s philosophy on youth development.
WV Chaos Tryout Process

WV Chaos teams are formed annually through an evaluation/tryout process held at the end of the spring season. Players are required to make a deposit in order to play the fall and/or spring seasons as part of this process. The evaluation process is completed with the help of independent evaluators and with the goal of giving each individual an opportunity. The development of soccer skills or growth of an athlete cannot be plotted linearly…each individual develops at a different rate. For that reason, we encourage all players to continue to play soccer at the highest levels they can. The "star players" at 10 years of age don’t necessarily develop into high school players (Michael Jordan was cut from his 9th grade basketball team). The key is to keep playing and developing…at all levels.

From time to time, questions arise about the composition of teams when there are multiple teams in an age bracket. Questions are commonly centered on whether the WV CHAOS should field one stronger and one weaker team or two balanced teams in an age bracket. The policy of the club will be to field the strongest team possible in each age division and then additional teams when possible, with the overall goal of doing our best to insure that every player has a place to play. Under this policy, the most developed players will be on the roster of the first team, with the next group on team 2 and so on. The tiered structure of the WV Chaos Soccer Club provides opportunities for each squad to find its own competitive level over the years through the reshuffling that may occur after the spring season.

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