The Field encourages all of our coaches, parents and players to follow MYSA's Code of Conduct.

 

 

Missouri Youth Soccer Association www.mysa.org

 

Think about what you're doing during a game!

 

Uphold the Spirit of the Game

 

If you follow the expectations described, the spirit of the game will be alive and well in Missouri and will grow, along with the enjoyment of all. 

 

Coaches who do not follow the expectations described above will be disciplined or removed from our facility.

We want to ensure that games are fair, positive and enjoyable experiences for all of the children and adults involved.  A soccer game should be friendly and unifying - a spirited social and athletic occasion for players, coaches, referees and spectators. - MYSA Board of Directors

 

COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

To clarify expectations of coach conduct, we jointly expect all coaches to conform to this code of conduct. 

  • Before, during and after the game, be an example of dignity, patience and positive spirit
  • During the game, you are responsible for the sportsmanship of your players.  If one of your players is disrespectful, irresponsible or overly aggressive, take the player out of the game at least long enough for him/her to calm down. 
  • During the game, you are also responsible for the conduct of the parents of your players.  It is imperative to explain acceptable player and parent behavior in a preseason meeting. 
  • Encourage them to applaud and cheer for good plays by either team.  Discourage them and you may need to be forceful and direct from yelling at players and the referee.
  • During the game, you are also responsible for the conduct of spectators rooting for your team.
  • During the game, do not address the referee at all.  If you have a small issue, discuss it with the referee calmly and patiently at halftime or after the game. 
  • If you have a major complaint, or if you think the referee was unfair, report your opinion to the manager on duty.  Your reactions will be taken seriously if they are presented objectively and formally. 
  • After the game, shake hands with the opposing team, coach, thank the referee and ask your players to do the same. 

To clarify expectations of player conduct, we jointly expect all players to conform to this code of conduct. 

  • Play soccer for YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE GAME. DO not play just to please other people!
  • Play at a level of competition which is challenging and stimulating.
  • PLAY BY THE RULES; NEVER ARGUE WITH THE OFFICIAL'S DECISION.
  • Try your BEST IN EVERY GAME to win within the rules.
  • Cooperate with in every game to win within the rules.
  • Cooperate with your coach and teammates; BE A TEAM PLAYER.
  • BE SPORTING TO YOUR OPPONENTS, BOTH IN VICTORY AND DEFEAT.
  • Learn from your mistakes; work hard in practice to improve technique and decision making.
  • BE THE BEST PLAYER YOU CAN.
  • HAVE FUN!


MYSA stresses two points: 

  • Referees - especially young and inexperienced ones - are like your players and yourself, in that they need time to develop.  You can play an important role in helping them to improve by letting them concentrate on the game.  You can help by encouraging them, by accepting their inevitable, occasional mistakes and by offering constructive post-game comments.  On the other hand, you could discourage and demoralize the referees by criticizing their decisions, by verbally abusing them and inciting-or even accepting-your own players' overly aggressive behavior. 
  • Your example is powerful, for better or worse.  If you insist on fair play, if you concentrate on
    your players' enjoyment of the game and their overall, long term development, and if you
    support the referee, your players and their parents will notice.  If you encourage (or allow)
    your players to play outside the rules, if you're overly concerned about results, and if you
    criticize the referee harshly, your players and their parents will also notice.