Kids Zone

The national media focuses on the negative behavior of players, coaches and parents involved in youth sports. In a proactive effort to counteract this view, 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 involved:

  1. The 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 behavior.
  2. The 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.
  3. The Pledge. We will request AYSO parents to sign a pledge that holds them to the Kids Zone standards.

 Kids Zone Video

This is a 12 minute documentary that introduces AYSO's principles and its Kids Zone action plan to new participants. Viewers will also watch a parent intervene to change another parent's negative behavior.

  1. Kids Zone Flyer English (pdf) Kid Zone Flyer Spanish (pdf)
  2. The Pledge: Parent Form-English (pdf) & Parent Form-Spanish (pdf)