Parents Code of Conduct 

I will honor and respect the game and all its participants by supporting my child, the coaches, and the referee; by respecting all parents and fans; and by being a role model for good sportsmanship in all aspects of the game.

With regard to my child:

  • I (and my guests) will be a positive role model and encourage sportsmanship at all times: this means specifically no booing, taunting or gesturing in any derogatory way towards anyone.
  • I will teach my child to play by the rules and resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility.
  • I will encourage, not force, my child's participation.
  • I will inform the coach if my child has a condition that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.

With regard to the team's coach and manager:

  • I will support the coach and manager and not interfere with their duties or responsibilities.
  • I will refrain from coaching from the sidelines during games or practices unless I am one of the officials of the team.
  • If there is an issue regarding the coach or team manager, I will arrange to meet privately to resolve the issue and I will encourage any older child to resolve any issue directly with the coach.
  • I will not criticize my child's coach to my child, their teammates, or other parents.
  • I will be on time or make other arrangements as necessary.

With regard to the referee:

  • I will respect the officials and their authority during games.
  • I understand that CYS has a Zero Tolerance Policy when it comes to referees: no communication whatsoever before, during or after the game including absolutely no disputing the referee's calls, no remarks, NO YELLING, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or feedback of any kind.
  • I understand that officials, coaches, and players make mistakes. If the referee makes a "questionable" call, I will continue to respect the individual, be silent, and if necessary, will help my child understand that it is all part of the game.
  • I may only contact the referee coordinator for Cambridge or CYS director to register any complaints or discuss any issue.

With regard to the competition:

  • I will show their players all the respect due my child.
  • I will show their coach all respect due our coach.
  • I will show their parents all the respect due our parents.
  • At home games I will be a good host and at away games, I will be a good guest by honoring this code.




Cambridge Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 390215
Cambridge, MA 02139-0003