Player Code of Conduct
The player code of conduct applies to all games, practices, tournaments and any other SYSL event.
SYSL expects all players to display good sportsmanship.
Good sportsmanship means all of the following:
1. Fair Play
Winning is without value if it has been achieved unfairly or dishonestly.
Remember: It's only a game. And games are pointless unless played fairly.
2. Observe the Laws of the Game
All games need rules to guide them. Without rules, there would be chaos. The rules of soccer are simple and easy to learn. Make an effort to learn them, so you understand the game better. This makes you a better player.
3. Respect Opponents, Teammates, Referees, Coaches, League Officials and Spectators
Without opponents there can be no game. They have the same rights as you have, including the right to be respected. You form a team in which all members are equal. Referees are there to maintain discipline and Fair Play. Always accept their decisions without arguing. Abusive and / or foul language and aggressive behavior will not be tolerated by SYSL.
4. Accept Defeat with Dignity Nobody wins all the time
You win some, you lose some. Learn to lose graciously. Congratulate the winners with good grace. Don't blame the referee or anyone else. Consider that there is also always something else you personally could have done to contribute to your teams’ success.Determine to do better next time. Good losers earn more respect than bad winners.