Code of Conduct & Zero Tolerance Policy

Wrentham Youth Soccer follows BAYS code of conduct and zero tolerance policy.

Code of Conduct

Follow the code.

The BAYS Code of Conduct should be taken very seriously. Your teams should know them, follow them, and represent themselves as young athletes during practice, official team activities, and official game play.

Play to win.

Play fair.

Observe the laws of the game.

Respect opponents, teammates, referees, officials and spectators.

Accept defeat with dignity.

Promote the interests of soccer.

Promote the interests of soccer.

Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence and other dangers to our sport. Soccer's huge popularity sometimes makes it vulnerable to negative outside interests.

Help others to resist corrupting pressures.

Honor those who defend soccer's good reputation.

Zero Tolerance Policy

Everyone shall support the referee.

WYS travel teams play in the BAYS league. BAYS zero tolerance rules states that all individuals responsible for a team and all spectators shall support the referee. Failure to do so will undermine the referee’s authority and has the potential of creating a hostile environment for the players, the referee, and all the other participants and spectators. Consequently, BAYS has adopted and modified the following rules:

1

No one, except the players, is to speak to the referee during or after the game. Exceptions: Coaches may ask questions before the game, call for substitutions and point out emergencies during the game, or respond to the referee if addressed.

2

Absolutely no disputing calls, during or after the game, no remarks to the referee to watch certain players or attend to rough play. NO YELLING at the referee, EVER, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or feedback of any kind during or after the game. Violators may be ejected and are subject to disciplinary action by the BAYS Sportsmanship Review Committee.

3

If coaches or spectators have questions regarding particular calls, rules, or a referee, or wish to give feedback regarding a referee, please contact the town soccer club's referee coordinator for the game in question, or contact the BAYS Referees Representative at http://www.bays.org.

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