As our travel program is preparing to begin a new season, we wanted to share a Code of Conduct that we ask all parents and coaches to follow. We are part of one of the largest Soccer Leagues in the United States. We always want to represent in the best possible light while adhering to rules of safety and good sportsmanship.
- Players are expected to attend all practices unless they are ill or have schoolwork to complete. Please notify coaches if a player will be absent so that they can best plan for training sessions.
- Players should have the appropriate attire and equipment for practices and games
- Be on time for training, scrimmages and games.
- We encourage the players to have open communication with their coach(es), so we would appreciate if you refrain from providing your personal feedback
- Respect other parents and all players.
- Parents need to stand in designated areas for games and practice COVID rules for social distancing.
- Currently- players are limited to 2 spectators at a game for social distancing and COVID safety.
- Parents are not allowed to stand in the coaches’ section during the game even when. They are on the same side of the field.
- Respect the team players/staff and the opponent’s team players/staff.
- Parents are not allowed to talk to the referee at any time. This includes but is not limited to:
- Parents and spectators shall not dispute calls during or after the game.
- Parents and spectators shall not make remarks to the referee(s) or advise the referee(s) to watch certain players or attend to rough play.
- Parents and spectators shall never yell at the referee(s), including criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation or feedback of any kind before, during or after the game.
- Encourage the whole team, never just encourage one specific player.
- Do not instruct any player at games or scrimmages, including your son/daughter.
- Parents should not discuss the performance of players or single out players performance.
- If you would like to speak to the coach about the game or any other matter, please contact them via text or email to arrange a time. This will allow coaches to focus on training during practice.
- We all are representing a club; our behavior should always be exemplary.
- Misconduct at games results in poor scores for sportsmanship, calls from LIJSL and possibly a red card issued to the coach for the team.
- Any fines incurred due to a red card because of spectator or parent interactions at a game will be paid by the parent responsible.
Violations of the code of conduct may result in, but are not limited to:
All suspensions and expulsions will be made at the Little Neck Soccer Board level.
Little Neck Soccer Club relies upon the support of volunteers and, in particular, volunteer coaches. These volunteers, coaches and otherwise, are not paid for their time and generously donate their time to help foster and grow our children into strong well-rounded athletes and citizens.