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Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association - Codes of Conduct

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The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Board of Directors approved the implementation of Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Parents, Players and Referees and a Zero Tolerance Policy by unanimous consent in January 2023. 

The Mass Youth Soccer Codes of Contact and Zero Tolerance Policy were developed over a number of months of consultation and collaboration with League and Member Organization leaders, Massachusetts State Referee Committee and other State Associations utilizing best practices from other Leagues, States and US Soccer appropriate for our programs.

The adoption of the Codes of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy linked below is a requirement for all member organizations effective February 1, 2023. 

Codes of Conduct:

Zero Tolerance Policy
Player's Code of Conduct
Coach's Code of Conduct
Parent's / Guardian's / Spectator's Code of Conduct
Soccer Official's Code of Conduct


Who can play for Falmouth Soccer Club?

Falmouth Soccer Club (FSC) is open to children in grades 2-12 from Falmouth (and surrounding towns, with a waiver) who want to improve their soccer skills through weekly practices and competitive travel games. 

How much does it cost to participate?

The 2022-2023 cost to play is $210 plus the cost of a uniform (~$50).  Financial assistance is available. Email [email protected] for more information. We are committed to making the club affordable to all players.  No player will be excluded from participation due to financial constraints.

How are teams created?

Teams are based on school grade level (e.g., Grade 4 Boys, Grade 6 Girls).  FSC plays in the South Coast Soccer League, which has two divisions.  Depending on the number of players for a specific grade level, FSC will have a first and a second division team.  Player evaluations may be used to decide whether a player is assigned to the first or second division team.  Both divisions are competitive.  FSC does not cut players that register to play soccer with us. 

How many players are on a team?

Grades 3-4 play 7v7 (including the goalkeeper), Grades 5-6 play 9v9, Grade 7 and older play 11v11.  Recommended roster sizes set by the league are 13 players for Grades 3-4, 16 players for Grades 5-6, and a maximum of 22 players for Grades 7 and older.  Ultimately, roster size changes depending on how many players are registered for a specific grade and a specific season.  The club may combine grade levels (e.g. Grades 7-8) to allow for an adequate roster size.  

When are practices and games?

Practices generally are offered one or two evenings a week during the spring and fall seasons.  Practice nights are generally up to individual coaches and are subject to field availability.  Games are generally played during the weekends, with rare exceptions due to weather and field conditions.  Game days are dictated by the South Coast Soccer League (for example: Spring Game Days | South Coast Soccer League)

Where do we practice?

We use practice fields in the Town of Falmouth.  Field availability changes between seasons, but often used fields are those at Trotting Park, Morse Pond and the Heights and some of the public school fields.  

Where do we play?

FSC is a member of the South Coast Soccer League (South Coast Soccer League), which is comprised of teams from Barnstable, Berkeley, Bourne, Dartmouth, Fall River, Freetown-Lakeville, Fairhaven, Martha’s Vineyard, Mashpee, Nantucket, Norton, Harwich, Sandwich, Swansea, Taunton, Wareham and Westport.  Our travel games are at fields in these locations.  Each season, a team will play a subset of these teams.

How many games do we play?

The main season for FSC is Spring.  Teams typically play six games in Fall and eight games in Spring.

When does the spring season start/end?

The spring season runs from late March/early April to June.  

Who are the FSC coaches?

Coaches are volunteers, often parents, who graciously devote their time and energy to their team.  All coaches are CORI’d and undergo mandatory training (e.g. in concussion protocols).

How can I, as a parent or guardian, get involved?

We are always looking for coaches, new board members, fundraisers, people to line the fields etc. Please reach out to [email protected] to volunteer.

Who do I contact with questions?

Email [email protected] with any additional questions.

Falmouth Soccer Club

120 Main Street, Unit 147
Falmouth, Massachusetts 02541
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