ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
We have a Zero Tolerance Policy and we enforce it Not only is In-House a place to develop young players, it's also a place to train young Referees. For many of them it will be their first experience running a game and they will make mistakes. However, it is important that the players learn to abide by the Referee’s decisions and it is our job as adults to demonstrate good sportsmanship for our children.
The In-House Division has a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding interaction between coaches/spectators and the Referees. Any violations of this policy will result in immediate ejection from the playing fields, and may result in further disciplinary action pending review by the soccer board. The terms of the Zero Tolerance Policy are as follows:
1. 1. No one, except the players, is to speak to the Referee during or after the game. Exceptions: Coaches may ask questions before the game, call for substitutions and point out emergencies during the game, or respond to the Referee if addressed.
2. Absolutely no disputing calls during or after the game, and no remarks to the Referee to watch certain players or attend to rough play. No yelling at the Referee ever, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or feedback of any kind during or after the game.
3. 3. If Coaches or spectators have questions regarding particular calls, rules, or a Referee, or wish to give feedback regarding a Referee, they should do so through the Referee Assignor or Division Coordinator.
Please bear in mind that the In-House Program is also a training ground for young referees. For many of them it will be their first experience running a game, and they will make mistakes. However, it is important that the players learn to abide by the referee's decisions, and it is our job as adults to demonstrate good sportsmanship for our children.