Every Year, about a third of the nations 141,000 soccer referees drop out. This is attributed largely to the verbal abuse dished out from the sidelines by parents and coaches.
Unfortunately, no towns are immune to this and referee reports indicate that there has been an increase of poor sideline behavior over the past seasons.
These incidents are occurring at ALL age groups, even U7!
For those of you who need a reminder, the following are examples of phrases that ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE:
"Come-on ref Call it both ways"
"That ball is out"
"Hey ref Handball, Handball!!"
"Thats a corner kick, isn't it ref?"
Parents and Coaches need to please focus your energy on cheering for the efforts of the teams and players and not blame the officials.
Some officials are your own neighborhood kids who for the first time are directing the play of the game. In many cases these officials are just learning and need the assistance of a positive at-a-boy or girl, good call etc.
Start dates for the Spring 2017 season is:
U12-U18 - Saturday April 1, 2017
U6-U10 - Saturday April 8, 2017
*Spring season is 9-10 weeks long (ends early June, 2017)
Coaches will be contacting their teams:
Week of March 20, 2017
Check our website for more information as the Spring 2017 season start date gets closer.
|11th - 12th||U18||$90|
|* grade 11-12||only plays during the Spring|
|9th - 10th||U16||$90|
|* grade 9-10||only plays during the Spring|
|7th - 8th||U14||$85|
|5th - 6th||U12||$85|
|3rd - 4th||U10||$85|
|1st - 2nd||U8||$75|
|Pre K/K||Pre through K||$75|
* PYSA has a Family Max of $220 per family, if you are registering 3 or more players you only have to pay the $220 amount.
If you have questions about your soccer players season and Plymouth Youth Soccer please select the document below.
Get a copy of Do You Have Questions here