Danbury Youth Soccer Club is a non-profit organization. It operates under the general auspices of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) but is governed locally through its own Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is charged with providing
DYSC GUIDELINES - Referees - Officials
• DYSC is very proud of our program to train and develop In-House Referees from within our program. In-House Coaches must remember that these children are learning how to be Referees and should be encouraged and given positive reinforcement.
• Impartial, competent officials are essential for the success of any competition. Coaches must not criticize officials publicly or privately and must follow these DYSC rules dealing with comments on officiating.
• Coaches are encouraged to attend as many referee’s rules meetings as possible to learn the laws of the game.
• The following points outline game day conduct:
a) Treat officials with respect;
b) If criticism is going to be leveled against officials, complaints must be made in writing to the Division Coordinator. There is a “Zero-Tolerance” CJSA and NW District and DYSC policy.
c) Coaches and teams must not address the referee before, during or after the game in a demeaning way. The Zero-Tolerance policy says first time offences of Referee Abuse goes to Disciplinary Committee for review and action, which can include suspension from league.
d) Coaches must not incite players or spectators against referees.
e) Coaches shall ensure that spectators, coaches, and players do not interfere with the game.