individual may function as a coach or assistant coach unless
duly registered and insured by WYS.
and Assistant Coaches will be required to fill out a KidSafe
Form, and be KidSafe approved before they will be allowed to
coach a team.
responsible for knowing the rules contained in the WYS Handbook.
Coaches shall notify the League Age Director if a new Assistant
Coach is to be added so that registration and insurance can be
responsible to make sure each player is accompanied by a parent,
guardian or other designated person at the end of each game or
practice before one of the coaches can leave the field.
Coaches shall comment constructively to their players and maintain a
positive attitude toward his/her team, opposing teams and referees.
Coaches are also responsible for the conduct of their players, and
Coaches are responsible that each player plays a minimum of one half
of the game.
Coaches must adhere to the WYS Zero Tolerance rule. Yelling at or
speaking to the referee in a disrespectful manner before, during or
after the game is prohibited.
Coaches shall report all incidents of player or parental misconduct
to their Age Director.
Coaches shall warn the offending individual as to the consequences
of continued misconduct. In the event that the offending individual
persists, the individual involved shall be immediately removed from
the field for the remainder of the game.
Coaches shall take action to prevent scores from becoming excessive.
Repeated incidents by a team will result in disciplinary action.
Coaches shall not harass the referee and shall not enter the playing
field unless called onto the field by the referee. Protests shall be
brought to the Age Director after the game.
whose teams play the first game of the day on a field are
responsible for obtaining and setting up the goal nets. Arrive
at the field 30 minutes before the start of the game so as to
not delay the start of the game. The nets must be set up before
play begins. Time may start as scheduled whether or not play
actually begins and the game time may be reduced accordingly.
Subsequent games should not be delayed.
whose teams play the last game of the day on a field are
responsible for removing and returning the goal nets to the
responsible that each player has a complete uniform throughout
the season. Any player not in full uniform will not be allowed
responsible that all jewelry worn be their players’ is removed;
including necklaces, earrings and metal hair fasteners, etc. No
player is allowed to use a band-aid or a piece of tape to cover
earrings or other visible body piercings. No exceptions.
not allowed to play with a cast or metal splint, padded or
may wear a soft brimmed hat, but baseball type hats with hard
brims are not allowed.
Equipment Director is to be contacted for any uniform concerns
such as new players, damaged uniforms, etc.
Coaches are responsible to keep track of all balls, cones, equipment
bag, medical kits, etc, distributed to them for their team by the
Equipment Director. When the coach leaves a team all equipment must
be turned in to the Equipment Director.
Coaches should have their teams at the field 15 minutes before the
start of the game ready to play.
Each team in the U10, U12 and U14 Age Groups must use one side of
the field for their bench positions, one team on one side of the
midfield line and the opposing team on the other side of the
midfield line. The parents must remain behind the opposite sideline
of the teams until the Referee signals the end of the game.
Substitutions must remain in the designated team bench area.
coach or instruct from the team sideline. They may walk up and
down the sideline between the midfield line and the 18 yard-line
on their half of the field. Coaches are not allowed to coach or
instruct from within the Penalty area or behind the goal line.
is expected to practice their team a reasonable amount of time.
Several practices prior to the beginning of a season, and one
practice a week is reasonable. It is understood that during
weeks of mid-day games that fitting in a practice is difficult.
WYS understands that coaches and players have a lot of demands
on their time. However, the goal is to have a minimum of 1
practice per week for all teams. If a coach is unable to get
assistance from an assistant, parent, guardian, or a any
volunteer adult, the coach should notify the Age Director. A
solution with the goal of attaining a practice each week will be
responsible for finding fields for practices. Practices on
fields 3 and 8 are prohibited unless given explicit
permission from the Field Director. This is essential in order
to continue to improve the condition of the fields and properly
host other towns. Age Directors will be notified of any known
shall call the Age Director on the day of the game to report the
to contact their Age Director for any concerns or issues of any
or call 781-935-7480 for more information.