But regardless of whether you've read these words thoroughly, you've lived them. In the Wildcats organization, we have a wonderfully positive, supportive culture. The sideline behavior by our parents is phenomenal. The referees love to be assigned to our games as much as the kids love to play in them. We read about sideline incidents at youth sporting events and they seem foreign to us. Our parents set great examples for our kids and for other parents to follow.
So we post this Code of Conduct not as a new directive, but rather as a statement that encapsulates our intrinsic culture. Thank you for living this Code.
Long Island Junior Soccer League Code of Conduct
- Be positive, this is a VOLUNTEER activity for your child.
- Remember – these are CHILDREN playing a GAME.
- Please SUPPORT your child and their team, despite the outcome.
- Refrain from instructing any players during the course of a game.
- Set a GOOD EXAMPLE for your child and his/her teammates.
- Refrain from commenting on the shortcomings of ANY player.
- Support the coaching staff in their efforts to have a POSITIVE and ENJOYABLE experience for all.
- Do not question or comment on any calls made by an OFFICIAL.
- Discuss any concerns with your child’s coach privately, away from the game, and preferably 24 hours after any incident.
- CHEER for good plays made by EITHER team.
- I understand that abusive, unruly or other inappropriate behavior may result in my being asked to leave the field and upon further review may result in my membership being revoked.
- I understand that misconduct/inappropriate behavior by the sidelines can result in my child’s coach being cautioned (yellow card) or removed (red card) by the referee which could result in substantial fines assessed to the coach/ club and/or the game in question being forfeited.