Every September, we celebrate FIFA Fair Play days in Eastern Pennsylvania to honor the game and each other throughout the season. With the launch of our very own Fair Play and Respect program our mission is to continue to institute the ideals of fair play and respect into our daily habits- on the field and off.
Fair play and respect extends from the field to the sidelines to the entire community. No person – player, coach, referee or spectator-should ever be the target of bullying, violence, foul or racist language. Children should be free to play without unnecessary distractions. A simple measure of good will and sportsmanship is for teams, coaches and referees to congratulate each other following each game and for spectators to cheer in a positive manner.
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has created special "Respect" and "Fair Play" iron-on patches available to all of our clubs and teams, through our state office. The patches can be applied to team jerseys using a standard home iron. The two inch to two and a half inch patches can be ironed on sleeves, below the back collar or even on the front of your jerseys or shorts.