In recent months,
the national media has focused on the negative, even violent, behavior
of players, coaches and parents involved in youth sports. In a proactive
effort to counteract this trend of violence, AYSO is initiating a
program called Kids Zone.
As part of AYSO's
education agenda, Kids Zone is a dynamic program targeted to eliminate
negative sideline behavior. It is aimed toward producing a thoroughly
positive impact on everyone involved in youth soccer. To execute
this program, three basic elements are involved:
- The Badge: This is a pin-on button bearing the program's logo. This will
be worn by program supporters at games, and will serve as a
reminder of the importance of positive sideline behavior.
- The Sign: A large sign, which lists positive behavior standards, will
be posted at the entrance of participating fields. Parents and
spectators who will abide by these standards are welcome; all
others are not.
- The Pledge: We will request AYSO parents to sign a pledge that holds them
to the Kids Zone standards.
In order to make this program work, we need your help!