Pawtucket Youth Soccer: Mission Statement
Pawtucket Youth Soccer promotes the game of soccer for all youth in Pawtucket. We promote the importance of education, self-esteem, diversity and teamwork in a safe, fun environment, allowing players to develop to their fullest potential in soccer and in life . Although everyone engaged in sporting competition should have a desire to win, this desire should not be pursued to the exclusion of good sportsmanship, fair play, and participation.
This is a reminder that PYSA has a strict Zero Tolerance policy when it comes to dealing with our players, coaches and referees. No one is to yell or argue with a referee about any calls. Further, no one should yell at a player on the field. Cheering only for fair play is encouraged. Remember, these are our children who are developing as soccer players, referees and individuals. Our mission at PYSA is to help them have fun, develop their soccer skills, learn about competition, teamwork and sportsmanship. Please help set a good example.Violators of this policy will be asked to stop and could face ejection and suspension if poor behavior continues.
Parent’s Code of Conduct
*I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other youth soccer event.
*I will place the emotional and physical well being of any child first at all times.
*I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
*I will remember that the game is for children and not for adults.
*I will do my very best to make youth soccer fun for my child.
*I will not coach my child or any other player during a game.
*I will refrain from vocalizing my dissatisfaction, if I do not agree with a coaching decision or a referee’s decision, in an effort to promote and reinforce the positive and enjoyable soccer experience envisioned by the PYSA Mission Statement
*I will treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect, good manners and common decency.
*I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect, good manner and common decency.
*If a coach, official or PYSA representative calls to my attention that my child is not treating coaches, fans and officials with respect, I will counsel my child on his/her need to do so and explain that failure to correct such an attitude may result in disciplinary action by the PYSA, which may include expulsion.
*I will help with my child’s team by assisting the coaches and manager as needed, and providing ground transportation when available to do so.
*If I fail to abide by the above Code of Conduct, I recognize that I may be barred from attending youth soccer events .
Player’s Code of Conduct
*I hereby pledge to provide a positive attitude and be responsible for my participation in youth soccer by following the PYSA Code of Conduct:
*I will attend every practice and game that it is reasonably possible for me to attend and will notify my coach if I cannot attend. As a player, I realize that I may not receive an equal amount of playing time and pledge not to complain to my coach about this.
*I will do my best to listen and learn from my coaches.
*I will treat my coaches, fellow soccer players, fans and officials with respect, good manners and common decency.
*I deserve to have fun during my soccer experience and will let my parents/guardians and coaches know if it stops being fun.
*I will accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing our community and the PYSA.
*I will encourage my parents/guardians to be involved with my team and the PYSA in some capacity because it is important to me and to the PYSA.
*I will do my very best in school.
*I will remember that youth soccer is an opportunity to learn and have fun.
*I will strive to treat others as I wish to be treated by others.
*I will obey the rules of the sport of soccer.