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FRYSA Regulations

Fall River Youth Soccer Association follows a Zero Tolerance Policy for assault and abuse. In addition, FRYSA will not condone game misconduct, including:

  • Negative comments directed towards any player
  • Spectators instructing players on the field
  • Negative comments directed towards a referee or coach

Fall River Youth Soccer Association believes we should simply, “Let the kids play!”

Refs Officiate.
Coaches Coach.
Parents Cheer.

It is that simple.

Referees, Coaches and Parents: Role Models for Life!

Referee Zero Tolerance

All people responsible for a team and all spectators shall support the referee. Failure to do so will undermine the referee’s authority and has the potential of creating a hostile environment for players, coaches, referees and all the other participants and spectators.

No one is to address a referee during the game except as allowed below:

Coaches, Team Managers and Players

During the game:

  • May respond to a referee initiating a communication
  • Making substitutions
  • May point out emergencies or safety issues

At halftime or at the end of the game:

  • May ask a referee to explain a rule(s) in a polite and constructive way
  • May give polite and friendly feedback to the referee
  • Absolutely no sarcasm, harassment or intimidation is allowed in any conversation with the referee


  • 1st Minor Infraction: Referee should ignore
  • 1st Serious Infraction: Caution or ejection depending on the seriousness of the infraction (FIFA)
  • 2nd Minor Infraction: A verbal warning
  • 3rd Infraction: Caution
  • 4th Infraction: Ejection

Parents and Spectators

During the Game:

  • May respond to a referee initiating a communication
  • May point out emergencies or safety issues


  • 1st Infraction: The referee should stop the game and ask the coach to quiet the offending spectator.
  • 2nd Infraction: A verbal warning; the referee should stop the game and ask the coach to warn the spectator that the next infraction will be an ejection or the referee will abandon the game.*
  • 3rd Infraction: The referee should instruct the coach to direct the spectator to leave the field. The referee should abandon the game if the spectator does not leave the field.*

Reporting Procedures
Referees shall report assault or abuse in accordance with USSF Rule 3042.

A person reporting assault, abuse or game misconduct shall transmit a written report of the alleged incident within 48 hours of the incident to the President of FRYSA.

Email: [email protected]

Assault, abuse and misconduct are serious matters involving the league and the organizations to which we belong – SCSL, MYSA USSF and US Youth Soccer.
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