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
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
Sign. A large sideline, 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.
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!