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Code of Conduct: Players

RYS Player Code of Conduct

Rockport Youth Soccer Player 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 players. RYS reserves the right to dismiss a player who does not comply with the Code of Conduct.

Player Code of Conduct:

  • Players must notify a coach in advance if they are unable to attend a practice or game.
  • Players must not use offensive or abusive language at practices or games.
  • Players must not intentionally harm or threaten coaches, teammates, or opponents.
  • Players will not use social networking websites, cell phones, or other forms of technology to harass or threaten coaches, teammates, or opponents.
  • Players will display a positive attitude and show respect toward coaches, teammates, opponents, and referees.
  • Only the team captain is allowed to speak to the referee. Players will not speak to or engage a referee unless the referee initiates a discussion or in the case of an emergency or safety issue.
  • Players will shake hands with the opposing team after each game.
  • Players 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: Player misses next game

3rd violation: Player sits for the remainder of the season