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The mission of Brooklyn Youth Soccer ("BYS") is to organize and provide an environment for the youth of Brooklyn and surrounding communities to learn and play the game of soccer.  The program is designed to teach soccer skills to youth of all ages and skill levels and to educate them on the rules of the game.  BYS promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, discipline, leadership, self-confidence and fair play.  By working together with coaches, parents and players, BYS seeks provide an opportunity for youth to compete in a fun, encouraging, and positive atmosphere.

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Silent Sidelines Reminder: October 21 - 22, 2017

Each Fall and Spring playing season the Board of Directors shall sponsor a statewide Silent Sidelines weekend. Coaches will be permitted to give players direction from the sidelines. Spectators will be directed to refrain from making any comments to players, coaches or referees, but will be permitted to applaud efforts by players.” Referees are not responsible for the enforcement of this rule. It is the clubs responsibility to inform your spectators of the guidelines for Silent Sidelines.


The goals of Silent Sidelines Weekend are to:
1. develop our players to make decisions on the field without sideline intervention.
2. improve the players’ communication on the field by reducing the outside noise level.
3. support our youth referees by eliminating dissension from the sidelines.


This rule was drafted and passed at the request of a CJSA player. We need to help our players develop without the continued interference from the sidelines. The objective is to promote greater awareness of this development by coaches and parents as well as the players and referees.


We are requesting that all spectators remain silent on this weekend. For the sake of our kids, we are asking for one weekend where we stand back and just let the players play. We would like to provide each player at least one game of their season that is free of the distractions caused by spectators screaming and yelling at them.


This program was first sponsored by CJSA in September 2000 and was successful. Many players stated they enjoyed the opportunity to communicate with their teammates and be heard


The guidelines are simple. Spectators are to be quiet, talking in a normal tone to the person next to them. What is to be avoided are comments that can be heard by players, referees or opponents. Applause is permitted and encouraged.


The program works. It has increased the awareness by both coaches and parents of the players’ development. In addition, it has increased referee retention.  Your help is needed. We are asking everyone in CJSA to promote and support Silent Sidelines Weekend and give the game back to the kids.


Below is a modification of Andrea Duffy’s May ‘02 Presidents Message.

A mother was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her teenage son. Suddenly the boy bursts into the kitchen.

"Careful! Careful! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful!... CAREFUL! I said CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"

The mother stared at him. "What's wrong with you? You think I don't now how to fry a couple of eggs?" The son calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm trying to play soccer."




1. “RESPONSIBLE PARTY”: COACHES are responsible for themselves, their players AND their spectators;

2. EXCEPT FOR making substitutions, indicating on field emergencies and direct responses to a referee, no COACH or SPECTATOR shall directly address a referee or do anything that conveys criticism of a referee;

3. FIRST OFFENSE: The official will warn the coach and/or direct the coach to warn the involved spectator;

4. ADDITIONAL OFFENESES: An offending Coach will be DISMISSED from the match / Referee will stop match and inform coach that the offending spectator must LEAVE the field and surrounding area immediately

5. FAILURE TO COMPLY will result in the match being abandoned!!!!




October 1 ($100): Elisa Senphansiry

October 2 ($50): Bruce Clark

October 3 ($50): Michael Gancarz

October 4 ($50): Karen Naleski-Dwyer

October 5 ($50): Lochlan Curran

October 6 ($50): Mike Faley

October 7 ($100): Sarah Smith

October 8 ($100): Joanne Archambault

October 9 ($50): Kim Wood

October 10 ($50): Beth Lewis

October 11 ($50): Erin McNamara

October 12 ($50): Adrienne Bessette

October 13 ($50): Cheryl Kemp

October 14 ($100): Lisa Smith

October 15 ($100): Nathan Caron

October 16 ($50): Jillian Hurd

October 17 ($50): Kelly Marshall

October 18 ($50): Crystal Machabee

October 19 ($50): Chris Torre

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