Player's Code of Conduct

Youth football plays a vital role in encouraging physical, social and emotional growth of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage their youth football players to embrace the values of good sportsmanship, discipline and character development.

CYFL believes in the three "S's" - Safety, Sportsmanship, and Scholarship and expects student participants to exhibit them both on and off the field. Any violation of the following Codes could result in disciplinary action by the CYFL that may result in warnings or suspension.


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

  • Have fun!
  • Be a good sport (win or lose);Be honest, fair and always show good sportsmanship to all 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 by 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.

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