Eastern Pennsylvania Youth soccer is ecstatic to launch our "Respect" Program state wide.
This program encompasses six major parts: codes of conduct, eliminating discrimination in the game, fair play and respect, respecting the coach, respecting the ref, and player performance and safety. Each of these categories are highlighted and detailed on our main Respect page.
As the governing body for youth soccer in Eastern Pennsylvania, we are committed to a culture of ethics, compliance, and safety. We believe the launch of our Respect program will enhance our culture state wide. Additionally, we feel passionately that this will foster a healthy environment for all associated with the game in our state.
"I couldn't be more thrilled to launch this program alongside a committee made up of Becky Barlow, Lennie Brown, Ian Bongaardt, Bob Sterner, Charles Straccioni, Jeff Tener, Chuck Catania and Jeremy Brodovsky. Each member of the committee brought a new perspective and worked collectively to build an all encompassing Respect Program for youth soccer in our state. Our hope is that this program drives a culture of respect, inclusitivioty, and enjoyment within youth soccer. We believe it will inspire players, coaches, parents, referees, and everyone that is a part of the game to raise the bar and set the standard for all youth sports in our country." - Gary Stephenson, Director of Soccer Development and Performance
This program will continue to evolve season to season. Please check out our Respect page for more details about the program and how you can contribute to it.