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Code of Conduct: Parents

RYS Parent and Spectator Code of Conduct

Rockport Youth Soccer Parent and Spectator Code of Conduct

Rockport Youth Soccer is committed to providing an inspiring and positive soccer experience through practice and play. Our goal is to be inclusive to the entire community and to provide each child with an opportunity to play the game at the appropriate level and develop technical and tactical skills, a sense of team spirit, leadership qualities, and sportsmanship.

To achieve these goals, we have established a Code of Conduct for parents and spectators. RYS reserves the right to request that a parent or spectator to leave the field if that person fails to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Parent and Spectator Code of Conduct:

  • Parents and spectators will serve as role models for our players by demonstrating the highest standards of sportsmanship.
  • Parents and spectators may encourage players in a positive manner during games. However, they will not “coach” from the sidelines or make any disparaging or offensive comments toward any players, coaches, or referees.
  • If you have any grievances or issues regarding a practice, game, or player, first address the problem with your child’s coach. If that approach is not productive or if you do not feel comfortable discussing the issue with the coach, your concern should be sent via email to the RYS ombudsman.
  • Parents and spectators will not argue with or speak to a referee before, during, or after a game.
  • Smoking is not allowed at any game or practice.
  •  Parents and spectators will comply with the ECYSA Zero Tolerance Policy (see below).


It is the responsibility of ALL coaches to maintain the highest standards of conduct for themselves, their players and supporters in all games. Abusive and obscene language, violent play, violent conduct, fighting and other behavior detrimental to the game will not be tolerated. A coach’s responsibility for referee support and spectator control includes the times prior to, during and after the game at the field and surrounding areas.

All persons responsible for a team and all the spectators shall support the referee. Failure to do so will undermine the referee’s authority and has the potential of creating a hostile environment for the players, the referee and all the other participants and spectators. Consequently, ECYSA has adopted the following rule:


Initial violation: A verbal warning from the coach

2nd violation: Parent or spectator misses next game

3rd violation: Parent or spectator may not attend games for the remainder of the season