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for Parents

Welcome to Oceanside United Soccer Club's web page directed specifically to the parent(s) of our players. This page contains information that you, as a parent, should know about our programs as well as informative articles and stories. If there is any information about the club or soccer in general that you would like to see addressed on this page, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will do our best to get the information posted.


Interested in Coaching? Would you be willing to coach for the first time, but don't feel you have enough experience or time? Don't worry. We will provide training for new coaches and it only takes 2-3 hours a week! Without volunteer coaches, our program couldn't survive. Please don't hesitate to volunteer when you're registering your child(ren) for the Fall season.


Guidelines For Parents' Behavior

It's Their Game, Let Them Play It 

Six things you should say to your child on game day  

Ten Things Parents Can Do to Help Their Child's Coach  

Offside Explained  

Things you can't do, should do, and should not do at a match  

FIFA's Laws of the Game  


"For some reason, adults - some who can't even kick a ball - think it's perfectly okay to scream at children while they are playing soccer. How normal would it seem if a mother gave a six-year-old some crayons and a coloring book and started screaming, 'Use the red crayon! Stay in the lines! Don't use yellow!' You think that child would develop a passion for drawing?  Most importantly, parents must realize that playing sports is a way for children to express themselves." - Claudio Reyna, U.S. Men's National Team World Cup Captain 


Remember....It's All About the Kids!

Coaches, Players and Parents,

We urge you to read LIJSL‚Äôs Zero Tolerance Policy, attached here. As a reminder, it is our intention to fully support and enforce this policy whenever we deem appropriate above and beyond what LIJSL may or may not do under their own guidelines including the suspension of coaches, trainers, players, and parents/spectators (see below)


Suspension, Banning of Players, Parents/Spectators, Coaches, Assistant Coaches or Trainers:

If a player, parent/spectator, coach, assistant coach or trainer is suspended/banned by LIJSL or OUSC, he/she is not be allowed to participate or have any interaction with their team until they are reinstated. If a player, parent/spectator, coach, assistant coach or trainer is suspended they are suspended from all LIJSL, NYCSL , and ENY sanctioned events.


Any parent/spectator, whose behavior results in one of our coaches receiving a Red Card, will be bound by the same suspension as the coach, and if it is determined that this violation was so egregious, that parent/spectator may face an additional suspension by this program. In addition, any fines imposed as a result of Red Cards being issued to any coaches or trainers for any reason are the sole responsibility of the team in violation.


Thank you for your cooperation,

Rob Minsky and Kristen

OUSC Travel Directors