The CRYSC Discipline Ladder promotes positive spectatorship by informing members of the actions the Club will take in disciplinary situations. The ladder follows guidelines set out by our Let Us Play initiative to (1) let the players do the thinking (2) encourage positive cheering and a high standard of civility and sportsmanship (3) abide by CRYSC sideline and behavior rules.
The sidelines of every youth soccer game are lined with parents and spectators wanting their team to succeed. Fans communicate in many ways, from chanting and cheering to clapping. Too often this enthusiastic exuberance can come with shouting instructions and trying to coach from the stands (joysticking the players). As a Club, we are committed to a positive player experience of learning and individual growth of our team members. It is our job to inform CRYSC members of the rules and best-behavior practices out on the fields through the CRYSC Let Us Play initiative. Click here to learn more about Let Us Play and find more tools like the CRYSC Discipline Ladder.
* Parents, spectators, and parent volunteer coaches enter the accountability ladder if it is determined in the best judgement of Rapids staff (in collaboration with directors) that any action, behavior, or expressed attitude on game day is in direct contrast with the spirit of the Let Us Play contract.