The Parent Code of Conduct promotes a consistent experience for players and other spectators. Parents are expected to support their team and the league by doing the following:
Setting a good example of sportsmanship.
Yelling at referees, players on the field, or coaches, is a poor display of sportsmanship. Parents are expected to encourage their players and their opponents. Keeping comments positive will generally provide positive results.
Refraining from abusive or profane language.
There is zero tolerance for abusive or profane language at the soccer complex. Spectators using abusive or profane language will be asked to leave.
Maintaining a safe environment at the soccer complex.
The Lakeshore Youth Soccer League prohibits the use of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol. Parents are expected to notify their coach if there is a concern. See something, say something!
Attending and being on time for team functions.
A commitment to the team is essential. If a player is unable to attend a team function, please communicate with your coach as soon as possible.
Addressing concerns quietly and only with the team coach.
Disagreeing with a coach in front of the team can set a bad example for the players. If there is a concern, please address it with the coach privately. If the concern cannot be resolved directly with the coach, parents are expected to notify the SWM Rec Board to investigate the matter.
Not openly criticizing referees.
League referees are often young and learning how to officiate, just as the children are learning how to play. Please be patient with the field officials. If there is a concern about a referee, please discuss it with your child’s coach. It is the coach’s responsibility alone to discuss any problems with the referees.