Our Code of Conduct, How We Win, provides general guidance to St. Louis Steamers Soccer Club and assists us in carrying out our daily activities in accordance with our Credo that we clearly have communicated to our families over the years.  Our Code of Conduct describes acceptable behavior and provides resources should there be a need to speak up or ask questions in the event of a situation that threatens the well being of parents and children.

Integrity matters. It matters to our players, parents and coaches as well as the community.  And it matters greatly to me and our ownership group.

We are a soccer club of passionate over achievers, and we always have been. It’s one reason we’ve survived and thrived in an environment that seems to be full of over aggressive parents on the sidelines and stressed out players who end up quitting the game before they reach 13 years old.  Look up the numbers, they are staggering.

But another reason is because we are equally passionate about how we do our culture. We act with integrity and in accordance with the human element. We strive to make sound and ethical choices that serve for the good of our players.  With that being said, we have to act swift and courageous when situations arise.  We do not make our decisions without careful and detailed work and it’s important to realize that safety is first.  We are implementing a zero tolerance policy for our club.  We cannot tolerate and will enforce strict bans against undesirable behaviors or possessions of illegal items either at our facilities or any facilities that our club participates.  Drugs and weapons are not tolerated in this club.  If you threaten or if your child threatens a person to do physical harm we will act swiftly and remove the family immediately.  We also cannot tolerate sexual orientation abusiveness and realize that people are different and we are all humans.  Regardless of religion, sex, color or sexual orientation we are all here together.

Our Zero tolerance policy is effectively the human how-to guide for treating families and players with respect and to know it and live it every day. Our leaders have a special responsibility to lead with integrity and in ways that protect and enhance the reputation of our team and culture.

At St. Louis Steamers Soccer Club, integrity is not optional. It’s who we are. Thank you for following our Code, living our values and fulfilling our purpose.