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Parent Code of Conduct

PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

PURPOSE

This Code of Conduct has been developed to clarify and define standards of ethical and moral behavior from parents/guardians of players affiliated with the Moon Area Soccer Association (MASA)

RESPONSIBILITIES TO MASA PLAYERS

1. Parents shall place the safety and welfare of players above the value of winning.

2. Parents shall encourage all players to play within the PA West Youth Rules, FIFA Laws of the Game, (both of which can be found here:  https://www.pawest-soccer.org/youth/youth-rules/) and within the spirit of the game at all times.

3. Parents shall consistently encourage appropriate player behavior in all situations.

RESPONSIBILITIES TO OPPONENTS

1. Parents shall afford to opponents (including coaches and supporters) the respect expected by the FIFA Laws of the Game and the spirit of competition.

2. Parents shall encourage and expect players to engage in fair-play without the intent of causing injury to an opponent.

3. Parents shall not engage in any physical or verbal confrontation with any opposing player, coach, or supporter.

 RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE GAME

1. Parents shall be aware of the FIFA Laws of the Game and shall encourage players to adhere to the letter and spirit of the FIFA Laws of the Game.

2. Parents shall support team leadership.

3. Parents shall not “coach” or offer any advice to players during the game

 RESPONSIBILITIES TO OFFICIALS

1. Parents shall extend respect and courtesy to match and competition officials at all times.

2. Parent shall not directly or indirectly engage officials at any time before, during or after the game.

3. Parents shall not incite players, coaches or spectators into conduct towards officials that is contrary to the Laws of the Game.

4. Parents shall use their influence and authority to deter inappropriate conduct by supporters towards officials and opponents.

RESPONSIBILITIES TO US YOUTH SOCCER (USYS)/PA WEST/ AND MOON AREA SOCCER ASSOCIATION

1. Parents shall comply with the rules, policies and procedures established by USYS, PA West and Moon Area Soccer Association.

2. Parents shall become aware of the rules, policies and procedures of USYS, PA West and Moon Area Soccer Association regarding player and team eligibility, team formation, and recruiting.

3. Parents shall refer disputes, appeals and disciplinary reports to proper authorities as designed by USYS, PA West and Moon Area Soccer Association. We understand that we are responsible for our behavior and that of any family member or other spectators with us at an event. We understand that improper behavior at a match, practice or other MASA sponsored activity may result in a parent being asked to leave the field or the event by a referee, team official or MASA club official. We understand that (upon review) Moon Area Soccer Association, USYS, PA West or other organization can, and will if necessary, suspend our individual privilege to watch our child play should we behave in a manner that violates the Parent Code of Conduct.

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