|RYSA CODE OF CONDUCT|
To Coaches, Parents and Players:
Please help us make the season a success by reading and observing the following code of conduct:
The goal of the RYSA fall program is to provide an instructional program where players at all levels and abilities can develop their soccer skills. However, through soccer we also hope to promote in our players, self-confidence and a sense of fair play and sportsmanship. As a result, all RYSA members including players, coaches and parents expect certain standards of behavior at games. In RYSA we stress creating a positive environment for our players, coaches and referees based on mutual respect rather than a "winning is everything" attitude.
From all RYSA members we expect the following:
Players: Players are expected to play hard but cleanly. Players should never question calls by referees or treat referees or other players disrespectfully such as by taunting. Players should respect the decision of coaches concerning playing time or field placement. Players are expected to offer congratulations to opposing team members at the end of each game and to show good sportsmanship regardless of the outcome of the game. Most importantly, players are expected to have fun!
Coaches: Coaches are expected to treat their players and referees with respect and to do all coaching during practices. During the games let the players play! Coaches should keep criticism to a minimum and practice positive coaching. Build your kids up by commenting on good plays and don't focus on mistakes.
Parents: For parents it is easy and part of the fun to get caught up in the excitement of your child's game. However, it is important to remember that it is no more appropriate to yell at a player on the field during a game for missing a shot, than it would be to scream at a child during a music recital for missing a note. Your children want and need your encouragement but keep a sense of proportion.
For All: The referees, regardless of age, controls the game. what they say during the course of a game goes. Referees have the power to stop the games if a coach or parent gets out of hand. All referees have the power to remove a coach or parent from the field and to throw players out of the game. Please respect the referees!
If we all keep these few simple guidelines in mind, soccer can be a richly rewarding and enjoyable experience.
Have a great season!