Every year we face the same problem, coaches, parents, spectators who think they have the right to yell, scream and comment to our Referee’s. These very same referees, are volunteers, many who no longer have children in the program, yet they come out every weekend, not just for one game, but sometimes a couple of games, so everyone else’s children have the opportunity to play.
I always ask myself when I see people on the sideline yelling negatively at our volunteers, what is the best thing to say, with out inflaming the situation. Fact is I think many who sign up for AYSO today, have no idea of the man hours involved just getting the season underway, the training that has to happen, so all of our children are safe and have fun. Many of you complainers out there, would never even be able to keep up with a U19 player, yet we have referees that will at least try and yet we still sit and yell at them.
So please read my Zero policy below and you will maybe now understand why I am so harsh on the subject. Lets all pull together and make this a fun year for the kids and keep our negativity to ourselves, non of us are perfect.
AREA 1C ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
I am not sure what every-one’s understanding is about Zero tolerance. So here it is…..
Zero tolerance is what it says and Area C is making a stand and will be holding all accountable.
We have to stop the abuse of our Referee’s and it has to stop now, our referees are volunteers, just like everyone else and they are a dying breed because they are tired of giving of their time to be yelled at by coaches, players and parents. They give of their time so our youth can get up off the couch, away from the TV to play a game they enjoy, so why as parents and coaches can we not allow them to do that. Soccer is a great game and we, the adults spoil it for our children. We are becoming the FUN suckers.
So I am letting our referees know that any harassing comments from coaches and parents they are to be kicked out of the game and in accordance of our rules, No coach would mean GAME OVER. This is your choice!!!!!
If we fail to grasp this concept, your team will be terminated for the rest of the season and you will forfeit your right to coach or participate in Area C play for future seasons.
I need you all to show your support. Just takes one of you to control your sideline and others will follow.
Thank you in advance
Area 1C Director