Player Expectations

Player Expectations & Ethics

  1. Have fun.
  2. Be on time & be prepared to play.
  3. Look the part Ė clean boots/club gear, tucked in shirts, neat appearance.
  4. Be polite.
  5. Remain composed at all times during a match.
  6. Satisfy the required commitment of your team & the AYSC.
  7. Treat all teammates, coaches, club officials, match officials & opponents with respect & dignity at all times.
  8. Never question the officialís decisions.
  9. When being coached, be attentive. Ask if you donít understand.
  10. The AYSC door is always open. If you or your parents have any problems, please ask to see the head coaching staff.
  11. Prepare yourself for all games & practice sessions be eating sensibly & getting plenty of rest.


Perhaps the most important ingredient in the development recipe is commitment.
Any player who desires to play at the highest level possible understands this.
In fact, statistics show that in order to develop a top player, thousands of touches
on a ball are required each week, 12 months of the year!!
It is vital that the young player understands that commitment to any endeavour
is a life skill worth learning early.

Parent Expectations

Parentsí Expectations & Ethics

  1. Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players,
    coaches, and officials at every soccer event.
  2. Focus on your childís efforts & performance, rather that whether games were won or lost.
  3. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  4. Never coach your child or any other players from the sidelines.
  5. Support & applaud good play regardless of players or team.
  6. To place the emotional and physical well being of the players ahead of any personal
    desire to win.
  7. To support a safe, healthy & fun environment for your child to develop in.
  8. Remember, children are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  9. Never publicly question the honesty or decisions of the officials.
  10. I will demand a drug/alcohol and tobacco free environment for my child and assist
    by refraining from their use at all youth sporting events.
  11. Teach your child that effort & teamwork are as important as winning, so that the result
    of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  12. I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect
    regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
  13. Support all efforts to remove verbal & physical abuse from sporting activities.
  14. For the AYSC to succeed, we need your help & cooperation.