Nashoba Valley’s Zero Tolerance and Code of Conduct
- Principles Applicable to all
- All participants shall treat one another and all
other people taking part in NVYSL-sponsored activities with dignity and
respect. Participants shall behave according to the rules of soccer, and shall
avoid conduct that demeans, harasses, or threatens any person. A participant is
any one of the following persons present at an activity sponsored by the NVYSL,
or at an activity in which he/she represents the NVYSL: player, coach,
assistant coach, spectator, referee, club official, NVYSL official.
- All participants should be aware of, understand, and
comply fully with the requirements to which they are subject, including the
principles in this Statement; the policies of their soccer club, the
requirements of the NVYSL, MASS YOUTH SOCCER, and the US Soccer Federation.
- Principles Applicable to Coaches
- The above principles apply with special force to
coaches because of their influential role in the lives of soccer players and
because they represent their soccer club in dealing with players, opposing
teams, officials, and other sports organizations.
- Conduct that is verbally or physically threatening or
abusive, belligerent, or harassing is never appropriate and shall not occur at
- Coaches shall actively promote the good health and
well-being of their players.
- Coaches shall not show prejudice or bias based upon
race, gender, religion, age, disability, national origin, or sexual
- Coaches shall actively promote honesty and
forthrightness among their players and shall exhibit the highest standard of
such behavior themselves.
- Coaches shall serve as a role model of both
compliance with the requirements to which they are subject as participants in
youth soccer programs and the high standard of behavior required by this
Nashoba Valley Bylaws
All travel teams follow Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer
bylaws. The bylaws can be accessed here.
A Note About Referees
Official’s decisions should be accepted without
looking angry, no matter how unfair you may perceive them to be. Regardless of
if your message is positive or negative, officials are not to be spoken to at
any time during the game.