Delta Youth Soccer League Parent Contract
The purpose of the Delta Youth Soccer League shall
be to develop, promote and administer the game of soccer among youth
without regard to race, religion, color, creed, sex or national origin.
DYSL strives to build the 3 Cs:
Character – To demonstrate, through example, the meaning
of honesty, responsibility, loyalty, and discipline.
Conscience – To help build your child’s sense of right and
Courage – To encourage your child to follow his
conscience, to stand up for what is right, to take responsibility when
something goes wrong, and never to be afraid to say “I made a mistake.”
To do this, we need the support of all parents,
coaches, and players.
As a DYSL parent: (please initial each statement)
I will have a positive attitude. I understand the importance of setting
a good example for my child. I will praise my child’s, teammates’,
coaches’, and opponents’ efforts, not just their results.
I will keep my sideline comments positive at all times. I understand
that saying negative things about the coach, the opposing team, or the
referees will plant a pessimistic seed in my child’s head that can grow
and damage his/her motivation and overall experience.
I will recognize the commitment my child’s coaches have made and respect
that the coach is the one instructing my child at practice and during
games. I understand that coaches have made a serious emotional,
physical, and time commitment to developing the skills and character of
these young players.
I will respect the referees’ decisions. I understand that officials make
mistakes, but I will honor the game by keeping silent if I do not agree
with a call.
I will accept my child for the gifts he/she has. I understand that all
players have different strengths and weaknesses, and each player brings
something unique to the team and the game of soccer.
I will honor the game of soccer by letting the kids play. I recognize
that to develop the love of the game my child not only has to learn the
skills, but have fun doing them. It is my duty as a parent to sit
quietly and watch my child do wonderful things.
I will get my child to practices and games on time. I understand that
“on time” means my child will be ready to go at the set time, including
wearing the right equipment or uniform and having ball, water, and other
equipment required by the coach. I will pick up my child on time if I
cannot be present at practice.
I will be present as much as possible – at practices and games. This is
a great gift to my child. It shows that I support what he/she is doing.
I will observe what the coaches are working on and continue to encourage
my child’s practice at home.
I understand that if I do not honor this Parents’ Code I may be
disciplined by DYSL, including probation or even suspension.
Child’s/Children’s Name(s)_____________________ Age bracket(s)____________
Parent Signature____________________________ Date