In order to advance the principles of sportsmanship and fair play, and to promote mutual respect among players, coaches, and referees, PYSL & BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) have established Player Codes of Conduct.



  • Be sensitive to the physical and emotional well being of their teammates and opponents.
  • Respect all coaches, players, league officials, referees and spectators.
  • Obey all rules outlined in this Player Code of Conduct during all games, practices and tournaments.
  • Treat all public property/facilities (home and away) with respect and clean-up after yourselves.
  • Represent the town of Plainville with pride, dignity, and good sportsmanship.


  • Question a call or decision made by any referee or coach.
  • Use abusive or profane language.
  • Taunt or humiliate any player, either teammate or opponent.
  • Physically fight or act in an inappropriately aggressive manner with any player, either teammate or opponent.
  • Abuse, mistreat or mishandle any PYSL or league equipment or property.


Plainville Youth Soccer teams play in the BAYS league. Therefore, in addition to the above PYSL Code of Conduct, our players must also adhere to the following BAYS Code of Conduct.

  • Play to win.
  • Play fair.
  • Observe the laws of the game.
  • Respect opponents, teammates, referees, officials and spectators.
  • Accept defeat with dignity.
  • Promote the interests of football.
  • Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence and other dangers to our sport.
  • Help others to resist corrupting pressures.
  • Denounce those who attempt to discredit our sport.
  • Honor those who defend football’s good reputation.

All violations of the Player Code of Conduct shall be addressed on an individual basis and in accordance with a procedure established by the PYSL Board.  Violations will be addressed in a fair and timely manner.  Action taken by the PYSL Board may include, but are not limited to, a reduction in player playing time and/or the termination of the player’s privilege to participate in, or attend, any PYSL sponsored activity.

As PYSL participants are all under the age of 18, it is expected that their parent or custodian discuss this Code of Conduct with them, and take responsibility for their actions while they are participants in PYSL. 

Participation in PYSL assumes acceptance of this Code of Conduct by the player and parent/custodian.