FC Europa Parent Code of Conduct


Youth soccer is for the players. Each player will be afforded the opportunity to play at the highest level commensurate with his or her ability and commitment to the game. All parents or guardians associated with Tredyffrin-Easttown Youth Soccer Association and FC Europa (taken together, “TEYSA”) are invited to share in the pleasure of watching their children participate in the world’s most popular sport, so long as their behavior does not distract the players and officials from the free flow of play which is the trademark of the sport. As a non-profit organization, the continued success of TEYSA is dependent upon the active and expected participation of parents/guardians and players. TEYSA prides ourselves on having respectful and engaged families, and we ask that parents and guardians continue to adhere to these and the below guidelines.

A parent or guardian (taken together, “Parent”) should:

  • Foster an environment of respect for referees, players, coaches, and spectators of the opposing team through words of encouragement and support.
  • Applaud superior play, effort, and sportsmanship by players on both teams.
  • Support your coaches and volunteer managers consistently regardless of the results on the field. Coaches contribute many hours of their time to your children. They deserve your congratulations when the team wins and your encouragement when the team doesn't.
  • Parents will refrain from coaching their child or other players during games and practices.
  • Only assigned coaches will be permitted to give instruction and guidance.
  • Communicate any concerns to the coach at the appropriate time. Parents will abide by the 24 hour rule: If a parent is in disagreement with a coaching decision, he/she/they will wait 24 hours before discussing the issue with the party involved. This rule does not apply to emergencies. Time resolves many issues, and well thought-out communication works best when dealing with these situations. After 24 hour rule, please email the coach to schedule a mutually agreeable time to discuss any concerns. Email policy: All TEYSA related emails that are sent to more than one TEYSA contact must be sent ‘blind carbon copy’ (BCC) to all contacts.
  • Always remain at least two yards from the playing field so TEYSA players have room to play and enjoy the game.
  • Your cooperation with these standards before, during, and after each game or practice will make TEYSA more enjoyable for everyone.

Parents must:

  • Never use profanity, verbal and physical threats, or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, referee, participant, league official or any other attendee will not be tolerated and may result in a suspension or removal of a coach/family/player from TEYSA.
  • Avoid comments and gestures that express disagreement with referee decisions.
  • Cooperate with any request by the game officials.
  • Never consume alcoholic beverages on the field location at practices or games.
  • Parents understand that:
  • Any Parent or spectator who fails to adhere to these standards will be required to leave the playing area, and play will be suspended until he or she does so.
  • TEYSA reserves the right to suspend or terminate a player’s enrollment for his or her parent’s persistent or extreme sideline misbehavior, and there will be no refunds of player fees in such cases.
  • Parents are responsible for their guests’ behavior and must inform their guests of the applicable rules of conduct.

Any breaches of this Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct can result in your child’s suspension or removal from TEYSA. Comments and behavior of any Parent which contradicts the mission statement or disrupt the functioning of a team can result in the suspension and/or removal from TEYSA.