LYSA encourages coaches to read and follow the Coaches Principles of Conduct established by the R.I. Youth Super Liga:
Coaches Principles of Conduct
· A coach’s first responsibility is the health and safety of all players.
· Know and understand the Laws of the Game and RIYSL rules and policies.
· Inspect all players’ equipment and field for the safety of all.
· Supervise and control your players to avoid injuries.
· Implement proper training methods to avoid any player injuries.
· Develop the player’s appreciation for the game.
· Keep winning and losing in proper perspective.
· Be sensitive to each player’s development needs.
· Educate all players on all aspects of the game and its demands.
· Players need to have fun.
· Allow them to be creative, make decisions and give feedback.
· Training should be conducted in the spirit of enjoyment and learning.
· Strive to maintain the integrity within our sport.
· Work in a spirit of cooperation with officials, administrators, coaches and spectators to provide the maximum opportunity for development and enjoyment.
· Be a positive role model.
· Set the standard for sportsmanship.
· The result of the games should not be the focal point of the game and the result differential should not be allowed to exceed more than eight goals.
· Explain to players and parents what acceptable behavior is during training and the games.
· Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their players, parents, supporters and themselves. When situations involving unacceptable behavior occur, the coach must address the problem immediately.
· Encourage all to cheer for all players on the field and not yell and criticize them.
· Refrain from addressing any referee during the game. If a coach has an issue with a game or referee, they need to inform their association about it and not hold court on the field at anytime.