Navigation

    Kids Zone® 
    Information Page 


    In recent 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 has a program called Kids Zone®. (Read about the history of Kids Zone® here.)

    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, four  basic elements are involved:

      1. The Button. 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 poster, which lists positive behavior standards, designed to 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.

      4. The 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.  CLICK HERE to see it!

    In order to make this program work, we need your help! 

     

    Comments