Codes of Conduct -
Be a Good Sport!
- Play for the fun of it.
- Play by the Laws of the Game.
- Cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents and the referees.
- Come to all practices and games on time. Your coach and teammates are depending on you.
- Treat all players/adults as you would like to be treated. Physical and verbal abuse is never allowed.
- Always do your best and learn from your mistakes. Work as hard for your team as for yourself.
- Never argue with or complain about referees' calls or decisions. If you don’t understand a call, politely ask the referee to explain it.
- Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it is your team’s or your opponent's.
- Remember: the goals are to have fun, improve skills and feel good about yourself and your team.
- Help your child learn the player’s code and follow it yourself.
- Be SUPER: Supportive, Positive, and Enthusiastic Role model for your child. Cheer good plays on both sides.
- Encourage your child to work hard and do their best; compliment them frequently for good play, and let them learn from mistakes, which everyone will make. It’s about having fun and learning the game, not always winning. Learning how to lose gracefully is an important lesson.
- Make AYSO Soccer a Priority in your child’s schedule: Try to come to all the games and practices; absences hurt the whole team.
- Volunteer! Your coach needs lots of help from parents: finding a sponsor, making and managing the team banner, bringing snacks, being the gender parent, helping to manage team activities. Let the coaches do their job of coaching!
- Follow the Safety Rules: For all practices and games, children MUST WEAR SHINGUARDS and ARE NOT allowed to wear any kind of jewelry or accessories that contain metal (except prescription glasses). Only medical alert bracelets are allowed to be taped down; nothing else! Cleats, if worn, must be for SOCCER ONLY, not other sports like baseball or American football.
- Let Coaches Coach and Referees Ref: Our coaches and referees are trained and certified volunteers who help make your child's youth soccer experience a positive one. Please support them, even if a mistake is made. Please refrain from coaching and questioning referee calls from the sidelines. Referees are not the "bad guys." They manage the game to keep it a safe, fun, and fair place for your children to learn and enjoy soccer. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any harassment of youth referees.
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