Parent Code of Conduct
For All SnVYSA Parents and Adults:
  1. The Association is in operation for the benefit of the children and the manner in which you conduct yourself has a direct effect on the Association's ability to provide a positive experience for the children who participate.
  2. Your children will model what they see you do. Be a positive role model. Do not embarrass or humiliate them or yourself.
  3. Encourage good sportsmanship at all times by setting a positive example for any child participating in any activity associated with the Association.
  4. Encourage the voluntary participation of your child. Do not force them to participate.
  5. Have your children participate with the understanding that the Association is not providing a babysitting service. If your children are going to participate in the activities of the Association, then you also need to volunteer to do something to ensure the success of your child's experience.
  6. Remember this: everyone associated with the Association, whether a board member, manager, coach, or referee, is a volunteer. They are taking time out of their lives to provide a sporting opportunity for your child. Rest assured that each of them is doing the best they can. If you feel you can do it better, you are welcome to volunteer.
  7. Learn the rules of the game and support the referees and Association officials in the enforcement of those rules.
  8. Do not criticize the other team's players, coaches, or fans. Teach your child to do the same.
  9. Unless you are ready to volunteer to be a referee, do not criticize the referees.
  10. Do not be a "sideline coach".
  11. If something occurs with which you disagree, calmly seek an appropriate solution, at the appropriate time. Instigating or participating in a confrontation in front of any of the children will not be allowed.
  12. Ensure that your child will be on time for and attend all practices and games. When not possible, provide adequate notification to the coach and/or manager.
  13. Likewise, commit to being there when it is time to pick up your child.
  14. Refrain from directing any abusive or profane language toward anyone associated with the game.
  15. Keep the proper perspective. This is youth soccer and there are no professional scouts on the sidelines. Always remember, the overall objective is to provide a fun, sports oriented experience for your children.
Positive Coaching Alliance Partnership

SnVYSA is very excited to announce our partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance. Our purpose is to offer SnVYSA Coaches, Parents, and Players workshops and resources to help transform the culture into a positive, character-building experience that results in Better Athletes, Better People.

"Encouraging athletes with positive reinforcement helps them hear and heed the necessary corrections. With that winning combination of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism, athletic performance improves and so do the chances that kids stick with sports longer and learn all the valuable life lessons inherently available through organized competition.

Academic research and real-world scoreboard results from millions of coaches, parents and athletes that PCA has trained and educated prove what the pro and college coaches on PCA's National Advisory Board already know: Positive is powerful."

Please visit to read more about the mission of PCA and the amazing coaches and players who are involved and serve on their Advisory Board.

Parent Workshop 2019 Date:

When: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Chief Kanim Middle School Library

Description: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports

Everyone wants to win. That's the first goal in sports. But in youth and high school sports there is a second, more important goal: teaching life lessons through sports. In this workshop, sports parents learn why and how to focus on that second goal.
You may opt for a full two-hour session, allowing for deeper interaction with the PCA Trainer (workshop facilitator), or for a 30-minute presentation that conveys the essence of the philosophy and several tips and tools parents can use to help their children get the most from youth and high school sports. PCA also offers versions for high school sports parents.

New Development Zone Resources

Alexis Lalas:

Silence On The Sidelines Lets Kids Learn And Coaches Coach

Its Sad When Players Must Choose High School Or Academy

What Players Need To Be Able To Ask Themselves At The End Of Every Game

Coaches Need To Communicate With Each Player About Their Role On The Team

Why Every Kid Needs Playing Time At The Youth Level No Matter What

Why Its Important For All Youth Coaches To Keep Practice Fun

Brian Lord(Youth Softball Coach): The "Parent Ball", Make Lasting Memories And Teach Life Lessons

Steve Young: What's The Plan?

Dave St. Peter, Minnesota Twins President: 7 Integral Traits Coaches Seek When Building A Team At Any Level

Stephen Minix, Executive Director, UpMetrics: The Why And The How Of Student Athletics As An Academic Intervention

Vinay Mullick, Regional Executive Director, UpMetrics: Managing A Comprehensive Athletic Program On A Limited Budget

Doc Rivers: Sports Parenting in 4 words