NVYSL Code of Conduct
1. Principles Applicable to all Participants
1.1 All participants shall treat one another and all other people taking part in NVYSL sponsored activities with dignity and respect. Participants shall behave according to the rules of soccer, and shall avoid conduct that demeans, harasses, or threatens any person. A participant is any one of the following persons present at an activity sponsored by the NVYSL, or at an activity in which he/she represents the NVYSL: player, coach, assistant coach, spectator, referee, club official, NVYSL official.
1.2 All participants should be aware of, understand, and comply fully with the requirements to which they are subject, including the principles in this Statement; the policies of their soccer club, the requirements of the NVYSL, MASS YOUTH SOCCER, and the US Soccer Federation.
2. Principles Applicable to Coaches
The above principles apply with special force to coaches because of their influential role in the lives of soccer players and because they represent their soccer club in dealing with players, opposing teams, officials, and other sports organizations.
2.1.1. Conduct that is verbally or physically threatening or abusive, belligerent, or harassing is never appropriate and shall not occur at any time.
2.1.2. Coaches shall actively promote the good health and well being of their players.
2.1.3. Coaches shall not show prejudice or bias based upon race, gender, religion, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.
2.1.4. Coaches shall actively promote honesty and forthrightness among their players, and shall exhibit the highest standard of such behavior themselves.
2.1.5. Coaches shall serve as a role model of both compliance with the requirements to which they are subject as participants in youth soccer programs and the high standard of behavior required by this Statement.
Disciplinary steps moving forward for participants in violation of the Code of Conduct, from BYSL.
Verbal warnings will be issued to any participant in violation of the Code of Conduct. Should violations continue, the next three steps will follow:
1. Removal from practice
2. Removal from games
3. Removal from the league
After a player is removed from practice, parents will be required to remain at all future practices. If the behavior continues, the player is removed from the upcoming game. Players who consistently disregard the rules of the league and Code of Conduct will not be eligible to register for upcoming seasons within BYSL.