Parents Corner

     
Plymouth Youth
Soccer Association

 Zero Tolerance Policy

Plymouth Youth Soccer as well as all of the soccer associations in the Coastal Youth Soccer Association have adopted a Zero Tolerance Policy.

All parents should receive a copy of the policy guidelines and adhere to them at every soccer game in Plymouth as well as at all other soccer fields.

The policy has been adopted to protect the game and ensure that it is played and enjoyed by all who attend.

If you have not received a copy of the Zero Tolerance Policy from your coach please select the the document below.

Get a copy of the Zero Tolerance Policy here

Sideline Behavior

Every Year, about a third of the nations 141,000 soccer referees drop out.  This is attributed largely to the verbal abuse dished out from the sidelines by parents and coaches. 

Unfortunately, no towns are immune to this and referee reports indicate that there has been an increase of poor sideline behavior over the past seasons. 

These incidents are occurring at ALL age groups, even U7! 

For those of you who need a reminder, the following are examples of phrases that ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE:

"Come-on ref Call it both ways"
"That ball is out"
"Offside ref"
"Hey ref Handball, Handball!!"
"Thats a corner kick, isn't it ref?"

Parents and Coaches need to please focus your energy on cheering for the efforts of the teams and players and not blame the officials. 

Some officials are your own neighborhood kids who for the first time are directing the play of the game.  In many cases these officials are just learning and need the assistance of a positive at-a-boy or girl, good call etc.


Start of Season Questions

If you have questions about your soccer players season and Plymouth Youth Soccer please select the document below.

Get a copy of Do You Have Questions here

Hey, Lets Bring the Dog !!

PYSA is requesting that if "Fido" must come and watch the soccer game, then they are not to be on the sidelines with all of the other parents, family members and little kids.

PYSA has had many requests from coaches and soccer players alike to keep dogs away from and off of the game field while the game is in progress. 

Unfortunately, not everyone likes dogs and in a previous case, a soccer player actually opted not to play because they were afraid of dogs.  Now how fair was that to the soccer player?

Having a dog or many dogs as it usually is on the sidelines can spell catastrophe.  From barking at each other to dog fights between the feet of parents to a flying soccer ball bouncing off of old Fido's nose  can cause great harm others including "Fido".

So, let's go to the game without the dog and they'll be excited as ever to see you when you get home.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in making our games fun to be at.

PYSA Executive Board