Code of Conduct Policy


​Plymouth Youth Soccer Association, (PYSA) is a 501.(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed for the youth in the Town of Plymouth.  Plymouth Youth Soccer Association’s mission shall be to assist and foster the development of soccer and to promote sportsmanship and goodwill among its members. It is based on the premise that all children and young adults within the town shall be given the opportunity to play soccer regardless of: sex, creed, color, religion, economic factors, national origin or ability.


Plymouth Youth Soccer has established the following guidelines on the conduct that we expect all of our players, parents and coaches to abide by:

  1. I will learn and respect the rules of soccer and the rules of Plymouth Youth Soccer.
  2. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct towards any other coach, player, parent, participant, official or any other attendee.
  3. I will not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety, or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official, or any other attendee.
  4. I will not use drugs, alcohol or tobacco products while involved in any youth soccer activities, whether training, attending games, or officiating.
  5. I will not use profanity, obscenity or any other offensive language.
  6. I will endeavor to ensure that no parents, spectators or anyone associated with my team to use profanity, obscenity or any other offensive language while within the hearing of players or officials.
  7. I will not engage in verbal or physical abuse towards any other coach, player, parent, participant, or official. I will demonstrate fair play and good sportsmanship at every practice, game and tournament. I will also encourage fair play and good sportsmanship from other players, coaches, officials, and parents.
  8. I will attend every practice and game that I can, and I will notify my coach if I cannot make a practice or game.
  9. I will come to practices and games on time and ready to learn. I accept responsibility for bringing any equipment necessary for practice (ball, cleats, shin guards, water,) and games (cleats, shin guards, water and team uniform).
  10. Players and parents will read and comply with the PYSA Zero Tolerance Policy.


This Code of Conduct is designed to establish high standards for players, coaches, and parents who wish to participate in Plymouth Youth Soccer activities. Anyone who fails to conform to the preceding Code of Conduct while attending, coaching, training, officiating or participating in an event sanctioned by the PYSA will be subject to disciplinary action. Disciplinary Action is taken upon by the PYSA Board after receipt of formal notification (in writing or conversation with a PYSA board member – contact information can be found on the Who is PYSA tab of our website) of the incident, including the names of the parties involved. Investigation is done by the PYSA Board via separate interviews conducted with the involved parties.


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


Fall season info:

Grade 1 - Grade 8 (U8-U14)   - Saturday September 19, 2020
PreK/K - (U6)                           - Saturday September 19, 2020


Fall season is approx. 7-8 weeks long (ends in early November)

* total # of games will vary by Grade level and # of team in each div.
Coaches will be contacting their teams mid to late August.


Spring season info:
Gr1/2 to Gr7/8 (U8-U14)   - Saturday April 10, 2021
PreK/K                                 - Saturday April 24, 2021

Gr9/10 - Gr11/12 (U16-U18) -  Sunday April 18, 2021

Spring season is 7-9 weeks long (ends early June)

* total # of games will vary by Grade level and # of team in each div.
Coaches will be contacting their teams mid to late March.


GradeAge GroupRegistration
11th/12thU18$120
9th/10thU16$120
7th/8thU14$95
5th/6thU12$95
3rd/4thU10$95
1st/2ndU8$95
Pre K/KU6$85


    

* PYSA has a Family Max of $250 per family, if you are registering 3 or more players you only have to pay the $250 amount.

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

Parents Corner




Animal Policy - Dogs


PYSA is requesting that dogs not be on the soccer fields or sidelines with all of the parents, family members and little kids.  We have had numerous requests from coaches and soccer players alike to keep dogs away from and off of the game field while the game is in progress.  

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 causing the dog to give chase.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in making our games fun and incident free.

PYSA Executive Board