EYSA is proud to launch our "Play FAIR" initiative:

 

Focus On Good Sportsmanship

Always Encourage Your Teammates

Ignore Negative Sideline Comments

Respect The Referees

 

Focus On Good Sportsmanship

 

Good sportsmanship should always be a top priority in any team sport.  While we do not have control over other leagues' attitudes towards sportsmanship, EYSA expects all EYSA teams to exhibit high levels of good sportsmanship at all times.  Teaching kids the importance of good sportsmanship can have lasting effects long after they leave the soccer field.

 

Always Encourage Your Teammates

 

Encouraging your teammates is extremely important in a team sport like soccer.  Teams will be made up of players of all skill levels.  It is important that we teach our players to work together and to always encourage everyone for the effort they are contributing to the team.  Remember, games are won by teams and not individuals.

 

Ignore Negative Sideline Comments

 

While we do our best to ask our parents to keep their sideline comments positive, we know that this is not always the case.  Negative sideline comments can greatly affect a player's self esteem and can decrease a player's performance.  It is important to remind our players to ignore any negative sideline comments.

 

Respect The Referees

 

Referees have full authority during a game.  The referee’s decisions are final and are not subject to appeal.  The referee’s authority extends to the coaches and other spectators.  Referees must be trusted to use their best judgment with integrity and objectivity, to insure the safety of the players at all times.  Their calls should not be questioned by coaches, parents, or players, but should be supported by all with thanks for their efforts on the field.