MLS Players' Code of Conduct

All Players Agree to Abide

Violations of the code of conduct may result in, but not limited to:

  • Warning
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion


  • I hereby pledge to be positive about my youth sports experience and accept responsibility for my participation by following this Players' Code of Conduct Pledge
  • I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and parents at every game and practice by demonstrating good sportsmanship
  • I will attend every practice and game that I can, and will notify my coach if I cannot
  • I will do my very best to listen and learn from my coaches
  • I will treat my coaches, other players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities and I will expect to be treated accordingly
  • I deserve to have fun during my sports experience and will alert parents or coaches if it stops being fun!
  • I deserve to play in an environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and expect adults to refrain from their use at all youth sports events
  • I will encourage my parents to be involved with my team in some capacity because it's important to me
  • I will do my very best in school
  • I will remember that participating in sports is an opportunity to learn and have fun