Code of Conduct Policy

Code of Conduct Policy

Marblehead Youth Soccer is committed to providing a positive soccer experience through practice, play and teamwork.  Our goal is to be inclusive to the entire community and to provide each child with an opportunity to play the game at the appropriate level and develop technical and tactical skills, a sense of team spirit, leadership qualities, and sportsmanship.  Coaches should also be extended the same benefits of the program, and receive an opportunity to further develop their own skills as well as act as a responsible role model for players.

To achieve these goals, MYSA has established a Code of Conduct for players, parents/guardians and coaches. MYSA reserves the right to dismiss a player or coach who does not comply with the Code of Conduct.

Player Code of Conduct:

  • Players must not use offensive or abusive language at practices or games.
  • Players will not harass, harm or threaten coaches, teammates, opponents or coaches.
  • Players will not speak to or engage a referee unless the referee initiates a discussion or in the case of an emergency or safety issue.
  • Players will shake hands with the opposing team players after each game.
  • Players will comply with the ECYSA Zero Tolerance Policy (see further below).

Players who consistently violate the above code of conduct are subject to the following penalties:

Initial violation: A verbal warning from the coach

2nd violation: Player is excused from playing in the next game and is not permitted on the field during that game

3rd violation: Player is removed from the team for the remainder of the season.  Future participation in the program will be subject to review by the officers of MYSA.

Coach Code of Conduct:

  • Coaches must not use offensive or abusive language at practices or games.
  • Coaches will not harass, harm or threaten other coaches, players, referees, opponents or family members of players.
  • Coaches will not encourage aggressive or physical play that intentionally jeopardizes the safety of other players.
  • Coaches will shake hands with the opposing team players and coaches after each game.
  • Coaches will comply with the ECYSA Zero Tolerance Policy .

Coaches who consistently violate the above code of conduct are subject to the following penalties:

Initial violation: A verbal or written warning from an MYSA officer or age group coordinator.

2nd violation: Coach is removed from the team for the remainder of the season.  Future participation in the program will be subject to review by the officers of MYSA.

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct:

  • Parents/guardians must not use offensive or abusive language on the fields during practices or games.
  • Parents/guardians will not harass, harm or threaten coaches, players, referees, opponents or other families.
  • Parents/guardians will not encourage aggressive or physical play that intentionally jeopardizes the safety of other players.

All families, including coaches, players and family members, agree to the terms of this code of conduct by registering a child for an MYSA program.