Players' Code of Conduct

CYFL has adopted the following Player Code of Conduct as recommended by USA Football:

Players' Code of Conduct Pledge

I hereby pledge to be positive about my youth sports experience and accept responsibility for my participation by following the Players' Code of Conduct Pledge:

  • Have fun!
  • Be a good sport (win or lose).
  • Be honest, fair, and always show good sportsmanship to coaches, players, officials, parents, and fans by demonstrating good sportsmanship at every game and practice.
  • Learn the value of commitment to the team. I will attend every practice and game that I can, and will notify my coach if I cannot.
  • Put personal goals aside for the betterment of the team.
  • Show courtesy and respect to teammates, opponents, and coaches.
  • Realize that athletic contests, including practice sessions, are educational experiences and opportunities.
  • I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • I will not engage in rude behavior.
  • I will treat everyone, including coaches, parents, players, and officials with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, nationality, or gender.
Parent's Code of Conduct

CYFL has adopted the following Parent Code of Conduct as recommended by USA Football:

Parents' Code of Conduct Pledge

  • Give constructive criticism during a private moment, never in front of other parents, players, officials, spectators, etc.
  • Support your coach and refrain from excessive "sideline coaching" from the stands.
  • Refrain from using profanity.
  • Abide by a doctor's decision in all matters of player's health and injuries and physical ability to play.
  • Accept the decisions of officials on the field as being fair and called to the best ability of the officials. Parents must stay off the field and remain under control in order to set a good example for players and other spectators.
  • Do not criticize an opposing team, its players, fans, coaches or team by words or gestures.
  • Support the coaches, players, and officials and help teach the value of commitment to the teams, sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.
  • Inappropriate behavior is cause for immediate ejection from the complex. Repeat offenses will result in begin barred from future games and league-sponsored activities.
  • Parents will not encourage their child or any other person to engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participants, officials or any other attendee.
Coaches' Code of Conduct

CYFL has adopted the following Coaches' Code of Conduct as recommended by USA Football:

Coaches' Code of Conduct Pledge

  • The coach will not criticize the players in front of spectators.
  • The coach will accept the decisions of officials.
  • The coach will not criticize the officials, the opposing team, the other coaches, fans, or parents through language or gestures.
  • The coach will emphasize that good athletes are good students and are both physically and mentally alert.
  • The coach will strive to make every football activity serve as a training ground for life and as a basis for good mental and physical health.
  • The coach will emphasize that winning a game is the result of teamwork.
  • The coach shall not use abusive or profane language in front of anyone connected with the game.
  • The coach will refrain from "running up" the score against an opponent. This includes keeping in the first defense at all times.
  • The coach shall not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
  • The coach will set an example in personal conduct at all times.
  • The coach will not smoke or use any form of tobacco while on the field of play during games, scrimmages, or practices.
  • The coach will learn the strengths and weaknesses of his/her players in order to place them into situations where each has a maximum opportunity to achieve success.
  • The coach will protect the health and safety of his/ her players by insisting that all of the activities under his/her control be conducted for their psychological and physiological welfare, rather than the interests of adults.