GYSC Zero Tolerance Policy

PURPOSE

To help prevent misconduct during sanctioned events GYSC, has adopted a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY. This policy applies to all coaches, players, parents, spectators and referees effective immediately.

Abusive and obscene language, violent play/conduct, fighting and other behavior (including, but not limited to sarcasm, taunting, etc.) deemed detrimental to the game will not be tolerated. Additionally, GYSC will require all parents, spectators, coaches, assistant coaches, and trainers to comply with any PA, EPYSA, CPYSL or GYSC masks mandates that are in effect.  It is the responsibility of the coaches to provide referee support and spectator control.

PARENTS & SPECTATORS

No parent or spectator shall persistently address the referee or assistant referees at any time. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Parents and spectators shall not dispute calls during or after the game.

  2. Parents and spectators shall not make remarks to the referee(s) or advise the referee(s) to watch certain players or attend to rough play.

  3. Parents and spectators shall never yell at the referee(s), including criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation or feedback of any kind before, during or after the game.
    Additionally, parents and spectators shall not make derogatory comments to players, spectators or coaches of either team.

 

PENALTIES (PARENTS & SPECTATORS)

In the opinion of the referee, depending on the severity of the offense, the referee may take any of the following actions:

  1. The referee may issue a verbal warning to the coach of offending party’s team.

  2. The referee may stop the game and instruct the coaches to direct the parent /spectator to leave the field.

  3. The referee may abandon the game if the parent/spectator does not leave the field which will result in the offending team forfeiting the game and being assessed the appropriate CPYSL fees and/or fines.

 

The ultimate responsibility for the actions of the spectators resides with GYSC coaches. Any parent or coach whose actions result in a fine issued by CPYSL due to misconduct  will be held accountable for their actions and will be subject to penalties and/or fines. This applies for any fees issued for not complying with mask mandates.

 

COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES & TRAINERS

It is the responsibility of all coaches to maintain the highest standards of conduct for themselves, their players and supporters in all matches. Failure to do so undermines the referee’s authority and the integrity of the game resulting in a hostile environment for players, the referee(s), coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and parents/spectators.

As role models for all of the participants and spectators, coaches participating in a GYSC event are expected to be supportive of, and to acknowledge the effort, good play and sportsmanship on the part of ALL players from either team in a game. By example, coaches, assistant coaches and trainers are expected to show that although they are competing in a game, they have respect for their opponent, referees and spectators at all times.

GYSC will not tolerate negative behavior exhibited either by demonstrative actions and gestures, or by ill-intentioned remarks, including those addressed toward the referees or members of an opposing team. Coaches exhibiting hostile, negative, sarcastic or otherwise ill-intended behavior toward referees, opposing players or coaches will be subject to disciplinary action by GYSC.

Coaches shall not interact directly or indirectly with the coaches or players of the opposing team during the game in any manner that may be construed as negative, hostile or sarcastic either by way of demonstrative actions and gestures or by ill intentioned remarks.

  • Coaches shall not offer dissent to any call made by the referee(s) at any time

  • Coaches are not to address the Referee(s) during the game except to:

    1. Respond to a referee who has initiated a conversation.

    2. Point out emergency or safety issues.

    3. Make substitutions.

  • Absolutely no sarcasm, harassment or intimidation is allowed.

PENALTIES (COACHES, ASSISTANT COACHES, TRAINERS)

In the opinion of the referee, depending on the severity of the offense, the referee may take any of the following actions:

  1. The referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending coach, assistant coach or trainer.

  2. The referee may eject the offending coach, assistant coach or trainer. Once ejected, the individual will be required to leave the field immediately.

  3. The referee should abandon the game, if the coach, assistant coach or trainer does not leave the field or any immediate adjoining area after having been instructed to do so.

 

Fines/penalties associated with the ejection of a coach, assistant coach or trainer will be assessed and paid by the party who caused the fines to be issued. This applies for any fees issued for not complying with mask mandates. Payments will be paid directly to GYSC, then GYSC will forward the payments to CPYSL.

GAMES DISBANDED PRIOR TO THE CONCLUSION BY THE REFEREE:

If a game is disbanded prior to the conclusion by the assigned game referee, GYSC will review the incident. In cases of extreme unsportsmanlike behavior, in the opinion of the GYSC, a team, player, coach, assistant coach or trainer may be banned from future sanctioned events and competitions.

GYSC UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT PROCEDURES

Any behaviors deemed unsportsmanlike or unacceptable of a GYSC parent, guardian or team spectator will result in the following actions:

1st offense: Written warning by GYSC and a meeting with GYSC President if requested

2nd offense: 2nd written warning by GYSC President, meeting with GYSC President and parent, guardian or spectator will not be permitted to attend the next game or tournament with their athlete, whichever occurs first.

3rd offense: 3rd written warning and removal of athlete from GYSC

 

Any behaviors deemed unsportsmanlike or unacceptable of a GYSC athlete will result in the follow actions:

1st offense: Written warning by GYSC President and a meeting with GYSC President, Athlete's Coach, Athlete and Guardian

2nd offense: 2nd written warning by GYSC President, meeting with GYSC President, Athlete's Coach, Athlete and Guardian and athlete will have to miss the next 1 week of practices and the next game or tournament, whichever occurs first.

3rd offense: 3rd written warning by GYSC Director and removal of athlete from GYSC

Refunds will not be given for anyone who has to miss practices, games, tournaments or is removed from the club due to unacceptable behavior violations.

Any behaviors deemed unsportsmanlike or unacceptable of a GYSC coach, assistant coach or trainer will result in the following actions:

1st offense: Written warning by GYSC and a meeting with GYSC President if requested

2nd offense: 2nd written warning by GYSC President, meeting with GYSC President and coach/assistant coach/trainer will not be permitted to attend the next scheduled league game or tournament, whichever occurs first.

3rd offense: 3rd written warning and removal of coach/assistant coach/trainer from GYSC.

 

GYSC as a youth organization reserves the right to suspend/ban any participant that endangers the health, welfare and safety of its membership.