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Toe Valley Soccer Association

Parent Education

TVSA offers fun, safe and healthy opportunities for all kids. We are a member of  NC Youth Soccer, which is a member of US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, and US Soccer, the official governing body for soccer in the United States.

We  provide structure, organization and leadership that provide equal opportunities to all players, coaches and volunteers.

We are a full-service organization and are able to offer development and training to all levels of players, parents, coaches and referees.

The Parents’ Code
  • Remember that children play soccer for their own enjoyment, not for that of their parents.
  • Encourage rather than force or oblige.
  • Encourage children to always respect the rules of the game.
  • Never reprimand a child for a technical error or for losing a match.
  • Remember that children learn from example.
  • Encourage both teams.
  • Congratulate both teams irrespective of the result of the match.
  • Help to eradicate all physical and verbal abuse from soccer.
  • Respect the decisions of the coaches and referees and teach the children to do the same thing.
  • Support, encourage and help volunteers, coaches, organizers and officials in their work. Without them, the children would not have the opportunity to play soccer.
  • Ensure fair play in all circumstances.

Six Guidelines for Soccer Parents:

1. Cheer

2. Relax and Let Them Play

3. Yelling Directions = Distraction

4. Remember, They Are Your Kids

5. Have Reasonable Expectations

6. Meet with the Coaches

Sideline Behavior:

  • Children want cheerleaders to applaud their success, not adults yelling instructions. Think of the soccer field as a playground and not as a sports venue.
  • What’s appropriate at a sport stadium with adult athletes is NOT appropriate for young children at play.
  • Focus on the process of playing and not the outcome.


Good Questions on the Way Home:

  • Did you have fun today?
  • What did you think you did well today?
  • Did you learn any new moves?
  • Did you make new friends today?

Responsible Sport Parenting Guide

Parent Education Information from US Youth Soccer

Parents Pocket Guide

Concussion information

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

Volunteers are the glue that keep our soccer association together. If you have a passion for coaching, administration, or working with kids, consider volunteering for us! Without you, your child is not able to enjoy the beautiful game of soccer!

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