Summary of the Parent’s/Guardian’s/Spectator’s Code of Conduct for the MYSA:

  • Respectful Behavior:
    • Encourage positive behavior and avoid forcing children to participate in sports.
    • Focus on applauding good plays and refrain from dwelling on mistakes.
    • Set a good example as children imitate parents' behavior.
  • Supportive Sideline Etiquette:
    • Sidelines are for encouragement, not coaching. Avoid shouting personal instructions.
    • Emphasize the importance of teamwork and fair play.
  • Sportsmanship and Perspective:
    • Acknowledge that soccer is just one aspect of life and encourage participation in other activities.
    • Respect coaches' decisions and promote the importance of practice and long-term development over short-term results.
  • Role Modeling and Zero Tolerance Policy:
    • Remember that parents are role models and should treat everyone with respect.
    • Zero tolerance for physical abuse or disruptive behavior, which may result in suspension from participation.

By adhering to these guidelines, parents can contribute to a safe and positive environment for youth soccer.