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Youth soccer plays a vital role in encouraging physical, social and emotional growth of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage their youth soccer players to embrace the values of good sportsmanship, discipline and character development. All compliance infractions will be reviewed by the Executive Board for appropriate actions.

Player Code Of Conduct

  • Have fun!

  • Be a good sport (win or lose), be honest, fair and always show good sportsmanship to all coaches, players, officials and fans.

  • Learn the value of commitment to the team.

  • Put personal goals aside for the betterment of the team.

  • Show courtesy and respect to teammates, opponents and coaches.

  • Realize that athletic contests, including practice sessions are educational experiences and opportunities.

  • Players will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct.

  • Players will not engage in rude behavior.

  • Players will treat everyone, including coaches, parents, players and officials with respect regardless of race, creed, color, nationality, or sex.



Parents are vital to the development of young athletes. Whether sitting in the stands or helping out as a volunteer, parents must set a positive example. Parents and adults involved in youth sports should be models of good sportsmanship and lead by example on and off the playing field. All compliance infractions will be reviewed by the Executive Board for appropriate actions.

Parent/Volunteer Code Of Conduct

  • Give constructive criticism during a private moment, never in front of other parents, players, officials, spectators, etc.

  • Support your coach, and refrain from excessive “sideline coaching” from the stands.

  • Refrain from using profanity.

  • Abide by doctor’s decision in all matters of players health and injuries, and physical ability to play.

  • Accept the decisions of officials on the field as being fair and called to the best ability of the officials. Parents must stay off the field and remain under control in order to set a good example for players and other spectators.

  • Do not criticize an opposing team, its players, fans, coaches or team, by words or gestures.

  • Support the coaches, players and officials and help teach the value of commitment to the teams, sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and fair play.

  • Inappropriate behavior is cause for immediate ejection from the spectator section. Repeat offenses will result in being barred from future games and league sponsored activities.

  • Parents will not encourage their child, or any other person, to engage in unsportsmanship conduct with any coach, parent, player, participants, officials or any other attendee.

  • All Volunteers must adhere to the Narragansett Youth Soccer Association Sports Code of Conduct, Mission and Philosophy.


If there is a compliance infraction of the above Code of Conduct, the procedure for remediation will be as follows:


  1. The player, parent, and/or coach will be contacted by a NYSA Board Member.

  2. The Board Member will schedule a time to meet with the coach, player, and parent to discuss the infraction. The meeting will take place as soon as possible after the infraction is incurred.

  3. The Board Member will evaluate and offer an opinion to the complete NYSA Board for a Vote – this could result in penalties, expulsion, or suspension from the program depending upon the infraction.

  4. Upon a vote from the NYSA Board, the coach, player and parent will be notified of the Board’s position and the appropriate action will be followed.

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