Summary of the Player’s Code of Conduct for MYSA:

  • Sportsmanship and Respect:
    • Players are expected to demonstrate sportsmanship, fair play, and respect towards teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials.
  • Behavior Standards:
    • Players must refrain from using offensive language, engaging in bullying or harassment, and threatening others both on and off the field.
    • They are prohibited from using social media or technology to harass or threaten others.
  • Attitude and Compliance:
    • Players should maintain a positive attitude and show respect towards everyone involved in soccer activities, including coaches, teammates, opponents, and officials.
  • Post-Match Protocol:
    • After matches, players must acknowledge the opposing team with a handshake, fist bump, or cheer.
  • Zero Tolerance Policies:
    • Players must adhere to all Zero Tolerance Policies set by the town, club, and league.
  • Substance Abuse:
    • Players are prohibited from using illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana during sanctioned programs, activities, and events.
  • Consequences for Violations:
    • Initial Violation: A verbal warning from the coach to the player and parent/guardian.
    • 2nd Violation: Player misses next practice and/or match.
    • 3rd Violation: Player is suspended from all practices and matches for the remainder of the season.

By following these guidelines, players contribute to a positive and respectful soccer environment while promoting their own development as athletes and individuals.