AYSA Code of Conduct

Please download the following document to read the code of conduct: AYSA Code of Conduct.pdf

Spectator Rules

Keep positive support, encouragement, cheer leading, and general screaming and hollering to a maximum from the
bleachers (or the chairs). Kids need to know that you see them out there on the field... click for full document.

Sideline Behavior

In the 1950’s this discussion would rarely happen. Personal controls on behavior, genuine concern for the wellbeing
of the children of others, a gentler time may be the reasons. It is NOT that we are hearing more about it,
it is that the incidence of poor, even violent behavior is on the rise... click for full document.

Traits of a Good Coach

The elements of good coaching are divided into three areas: personal qualities, organizational abilities and
soccer expertise. With the U6, U7, U8 players by far the most important qualities are personal. Then come
organizational, with soccer expertise a distant third. At U10-U11 the personal qualities are no less important,
but organizational abilities become more so. Players at that age need enjoyable, challenging games, in
appropriate spaces for the appropriate amount of time. And soccer expertise is good to have, because these are
critical learning years. At U14-U16 personal qualities are still very important, but kids are more self-reliant and
resourceful. Organizational abilities are still important. Kids may pass coaches by; they’ve played for years,
and are asking questions coaches can’t answer... click for full document.

Why Sideline Screaming Can Stifle Your Athlete's Game

Imagine you're undertaking a fairly difficult task: assembling a piece of furniture with hieroglyphic instructions, filling out IRS Form 4562 on April 14, or standing on the highest rungs of a ladder painting the crown moulding in your living room with 14-foot ceilings. Think it would help if someone yelled at you during the process? Of course not... click for full document.

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