(Children need strong values to grow up with, and football, being a team sport, makes them realise how essential discipline, respect, team spirit and fair play are for the game and for life,"
- Fifa President Joseph Blatter
Langley United Youth Soccer Association's RESPECT program is based upon the FIFA program under the same name. We are the first club in Canada to implement such a program and has received numerous accolades from local & provincial government representatives and sports organizations. (see links below)
LUYSA's RESPECT Program is based on the idea that RESPECT is the collective responsibility of everyone in soccer to create a fair, safe, and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place.
This not only includes players, but also parents, coaches, referees, spectators and everyone else involved in "The Beautiful Game". From encouraging our kids from the sidelines, recognizing the officials authority on the pitch, to shaking your opponent's hand after a match. RESPECT is the basis that we encourage out players and members to enjoy the game. All players, coaches, and parents are encouraged to read and sign our
LUYSA RESPECT PLEDGE
(click to download)
The RESPECT program can be explained to young children with one simple golden rule.... "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". As coaches and parents, we can not only remind our children of this simple rule, but also keep it in mind ourselves when on the sidelines and communicating with other parents, players, coaches and officials.
The RESPECT Pledge can be easily printed on stuck up on a child wall, or attached to the family refrigerator for a continual reminder of the "golden rule". Judi Vankevich - The Manners Lady, participated in LUYSA's season kick-off bbq in 2010, and brought her unique and entertaining program to our club and demonstrated to our kids that RESPECT and good manners can and SHOULD be a part of all our lives. Please visit her website for more info on Judi and her programs The Manners Club
Local Parliamental Accolades
Provincial Parliamental Accolades
CANADIAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION Accolades