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Delta Youth Soccer League Parent Contract

The purpose of the Delta Youth Soccer League shall be to develop, promote and administer the game of soccer among youth without regard to race, religion, color, creed, sex or national origin.

DYSL strives to build the 3 Cs:
Character
– To demonstrate, through example, the meaning of honesty, responsibility, loyalty, and discipline.
Conscience
– To help build your child’s sense of right and wrong.
Courage
– To encourage your child to follow his conscience, to stand up for what is right, to take responsibility when something goes wrong, and never to be afraid to say “I made a mistake.”

To do this, we need the support of all parents, coaches, and players.

As a DYSL parent: (please initial each statement)

____    I will have a positive attitude.  I understand the importance of setting a good example for my child. I will praise my child’s, teammates’, coaches’, and opponents’ efforts, not just their results.

____    I will keep my sideline comments positive at all times. I understand that saying negative things about the coach, the opposing team, or the referees will plant a pessimistic seed in my child’s head that can grow and damage his/her motivation and overall experience.

____    I will recognize the commitment my child’s coaches have made and respect that the coach is the one instructing my child at practice and during games. I understand that coaches have made a serious emotional, physical, and time commitment to developing the skills and character of these young players.

____    I will respect the referees’ decisions. I understand that officials make mistakes, but I will honor the game by keeping silent if I do not agree with a call.

____    I will accept my child for the gifts he/she has. I understand that all players have different strengths and weaknesses, and each player brings something unique to the team and the game of soccer.

____    I will honor the game of soccer by letting the kids play. I recognize that to develop the love of the game my child not only has to learn the skills, but have fun doing them.  It is my duty as a parent to sit quietly and watch my child do wonderful things.

____    I will get my child to practices and games on time. I understand that “on time” means my child will be ready to go at the set time, including wearing the right equipment or uniform and having ball, water, and other equipment required by the coach. I will pick up my child on time if I cannot be present at practice.

____    I will be present as much as possible – at practices and games. This is a great gift to my child. It shows that I support what he/she is doing. I will observe what the coaches are working on and continue to encourage my child’s practice at home.

____    I understand that if I do not honor this Parents’ Code I may be disciplined by DYSL, including probation or even suspension.

Child’s/Children’s Name(s)_____________________  Age bracket(s)____________

 Parent Signature____________________________  Date ___________________

 

Delta Youth Soccer League  P.O. Box 2085 Antioch, CA 94531 (925) 439-4396