GUSA Code of Conduct
Greensboro United Code of Conduct
Neither coaches, parents, nor other team supporters may make critical, abusive or offensive comments to the players, coaches or supporters of an opposing team before, during, or after a game. Games are officiated by referees and their assistants, not coaches, parents, or spectators. There is a process and a time for coaches to disagree with calls. Voice your opinion to your coach, not the officials.
Parents and other team supporters may not approach game officials at any time for the purpose of disputing calls, or making critical, abusive or offensive comments.
Parents and other team supporters may not enter the field during a game or post-game activities without the permission of the referee.
Neither coaches, parents nor other team supporters may be present behind goals or on the first 18 yards of each sideline beginning at each corner. These "clear zones" protect keepers and players taking corner kicks.
Each coach is responsible for the conduct of the team's parents and other supporters. The coach may require a parent or other supporter to leave the game site (the field and surrounding area). The referee may require any person present at a GUSA game to leave the game site. GUSA will prosecute or support the prosecution of anyone who violates any law or ordinance (e.g. assault or possession of alcohol).
Any coach, assistant coach, manager, parent, spectator, or player who is dismissed from a game by a referee or a GUSA Official must leave the complex immediately.
- The individual may not return to the complex or field after the game. The individual may not return to the complex until one hour after the scheduled completion of the next contest of that team. Any individual who violates these rules will be suspended for an additional game.
- Any coach, assistant coach, manager, parent, spectator, or player who is dismissed from a game by a referee or a GUSA Official for fighting must leave the complex immediately. The individual may not return to the complex or field after the game. The individual is immediately suspended from attending the next two games of that team. Furthermore, the individual may not attend any other game involving GUSA teams until that two game suspension has ended. Any individual who violates these rules will be suspended for an additional game.
- These are minimum sanctions. Additional GUSA and/or NCYSA penalties are possible.
Violations of these standards will result in the ejection of the violator from GUSA facilities temporarily or permanently. Violations by a coach, parent, or other family member may also result in the suspension of the coach, the parent, the parent's child or the team from membership in GUSA or the violator's local association.
Soccer is a game. Youth soccer is for the enjoyment of young people and their families. The overwhelming majority of our community understands what these simple facts mean. The positive examples you provide for your children are valued