AYSO Region 187 Moreno Valley, California: Parent Corner

Sunday, September 22
Code Of Conduct

Code Of Conduct


As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of youngsters.

Through your encouragement and good example, you can help all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. In AYSO, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun.

Support Your Child
Supporting your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in their team is very important.

Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory - that way your child will always be a winner despite the outcome of the game!

Always Be Positive
Parents serve as role models for their children. Be aware of this fact and work to be a positive role model. Applaud good plays by your child's team as well as good plays by the opposing team.

Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports.

Remember: Your Child Wants To Have Fun
Remember that your child is the one playing soccer, not you. It's very important to let children establish their own goals - to play the game for themselves. Take care not to impose your own standards and goals on them.

Don't put too heavy a burden on your child to win games. Surveys reveal that 72% of children would rather play for a losing team than ride the bench for a winning team.

Children play for the fun of playing.

Reinforce Positive Behavior
Positive reinforcement is the best way to help your child achieve their goals and overcome their natural fear of failure. Nobody likes to make mistakes. If your child does make one, remember it's all part of learning, so encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished.

Don't Be A Sideline Coach Or Referee
AYSO coaches and referees are usually parents just like you. They volunteer their time to help make your child's soccer experience a positive one. They need your support, too.

That means refrain from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines. In a volunteer organization like AYSO there's always an opportunity to take your interest in coaching or refereeing to the next level and become one yourself!



Sunday, September 22
5 Reasons AYSO Parents are Awesome

5 Reasons AYSO Parents are Awesome


As an AYSO parent, you have a special role in contributing to the development of your soccer player(s). Through your encouragement and good example, you can help assure the effectiveness of the AYSO program and more importantly, help your son or daughter have a wonderful soccer experience.

AYSO is famous not only for our great volunteer coaches and referees, but also our supportive and positive parents. As the fall season approaches, we wanted to remind you all why you’re special!

1. You Support Your Child

You support your child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his or her team. You help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. With your guidance, your child learns that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory. That’s why AYSO players are winners, even in defeat.

2. You’re Always Positive

Parents are not participants on their child's team. However, by being a positive role model, you do contribute to the success experienced by your son or daughter. You applaud good plays by your child's team and by the opposing team - making your team's sidelines a great example for other teams.

3. You’re Enthusiastic and Supportive
Your AYSO kids set their own goals and play the game for themselves. Because you don’t impose your own standards and goals on your child, him/her doesn’t have the heavy burden of having to win games to feel good about themselves. Did you know surveys reveal that 72 percent of children would rather play for a losing team than ride the bench for a winner? Your enthusiasm and support definitely does not go unnoticed.

4. You Reinforce Positive Behavior

The best way to help your child achieve goals and reduce the natural fear of failure is through positive reinforcement. No one likes to make a mistake. When your child does make one, you recognize that he or she is still learning, you encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished. Positive reinforcement is key!

5. You Let Coaches Coach and Refs Ref
Coaches and referees are usually parents, just like you. They volunteer their time to help make your child's youth soccer experience a positive one. They need your support, too. The fact that you don’t coach from the sidelines or yell at the referees helps these volunteers feel appreciated and also sets a great example for your child. Keep it up!