PYSA Code of Conduct
Players, coaches, and parents/guardians must confirm during registration that they have read and agree to comply with the following Code of Conduct when attending a PYSA game, practice, or event. Failure of a player or parent/guardian to abide by this Code of Conduct could result in any of the following disciplinary actions:
Verbal or written warnings
Reduced playing time
Required parental attendance during training activities or games
Suspension from a practice and/or game by the President of PYSA
Suspension for the season by the President of PYSA
Zero Tolerance Policy
Consistent with our Code of Conduct, PYSA have adopted a Zero Tolerance Policy due to the increase of abusive and intimidating behavior towards our referees, particularly our youth referees. No coach, parent, or player is to address the referee or make comments on or about a referee's call or non-call while present at any PYSA soccer game (Home or Away). Failure to do so can undermine the referee’s authority and potentially create a hostile environment for the players, referee, and other participants. To learn more, please click on the link below.
Each player mush purchase their own uniform. Each uniform set should contain two shirts (Red and White), 1 pair of shorts, and 1 pair of socks. Uniforms cost approximately $70.00 and can be ordered using the link below. Shin guards are required for all players at all games and practices. Soccer cleats and mouth guards are strongly recommended. Pirates sweatshirts, pants, and wind suits are not required, but can be purchased from the Challenger Teamwear shop at 94 Jefferson Blvd in Warwick or by using the link below. Uniform numbers will be assigned by our Uniform Coordinator to avoid conflicts, and can be found by reviewing the "Portsmouth Players Number List" included in the link below. If you have any questions, please contact our Uniform Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
For competitive travel games, RainedOut provides text notifications to coaches, parents, players, and referees of game cancellations. This is a free service that SuperLiga provides to all participants competing in SuperLiga games. It is strongly recommended to register for the service and receive game cancellation notifications.
Safe Sport Act
Involvement in youth sport provides an enormous benefit to young athletes. The Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017 (Safe Sport Act) aims to preserve those benefits by addressing the risk of child sexual abuse inherent in youth sport. The Safe Sport Act is intended to prevent sexual abuse in youth sport, primarily through prevention training, prevention policies, and mandatory reporting. In accordance with the Safe Sport Act, all adults involved with youth sports are required to report suspicions of abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Soccer Rhode Island requires any coach, assistant coach, or team manager to complete an on-line prevention training course prior to being listed on a state certified roster.
The success of our recreational and competitive programs, as well as the Portsmouth Investigation Soccer Tournament, is completely dependent on parents who volunteer to coach and/or help administer these programs. We are always looking for volunteers and encourage you to click on the links below to find out how you can help support your child's soccer program.