New for the Fall 2014 Season. NO SCORES will be posted for the U9 age groups. All games will be listed as 0-0
Parents’ Role on the Sidelines Soccer provides a fun, athletic activity that teaches teamwork, character and leadership skills. As parents, our support on sidelines can help achieve these if directed in a positive manner. Kids participate in Sports for the Following Reasons:
Competence (learning / improving)
Affiliation (Being part of a team/ club)
Fitness (agility, balance, coordination, and physical health)
Fun (Primary reason children play sports)
Notice that “winning” is not one of the reasons. Why do kids stop? Primary reasons are “ADULT CONTROLLED” behaviors.
Lack of Playing Opportunity
Overemphasis on Winning
Lack of Fun/ Learning Environment
Overwhelming Pressure from Parents
Keep the emphasis on fun, skill development, and physical fitness, with the goal of turning them into more competitive athletes later. “This is a time to try different positions and identify the sports they like most,” explains Mark Hyman, author of Until It Hurts: America’s Obsession With Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids. “The final score or biggest trophy isn’t the final objective ─ or it shouldn’t be.”
The technical area extends 1 m (1 yd) on either side of the designated seated area and extends forward up to a distance of 1 m (1 yd) from the touch line.
It is recommended that markings are used to define this area. Required by League
The number of persons permitted to occupy the technical area is defined by the competition rules. Max of 3 and they must be listed on the roster and have coaches cards
The occupants of the technical area are identified before the beginning of the match in accordance with the competition rules. During team check-in with the ref
Only one person at a time is authorised to convey tactical instructions and he must return to his position after giving these instructions.
The coach and other officials must remain within the confines of the technical area except in special circumstances, for example, a physiotherapist or doctor entering the field of play, with the referee's permission, to assess an injured player.
The coach and other occupants of the technical area must behave in a responsible manner.
2014/15 NFYSL Board of Directors Executive Committee