Let Us Play
Why the campaign? – to provide the best possible soccer environment for our players. At Charlotte Independence Soccer Club, we feel we have some of the best spectators in the state and in the country. But, we want to make it better.
Soccer is a player’s game; players need to be given the freedom to make decisions on their own without the fear of failure. Instruction from the sideline as well as interference in the referee/player/coach dynamics can affect and influence the game; but more importantly the development of players. There are three specific components of the game: the players, the coaches and the referees. Parents are spectators – there to enjoy, cheer and watch their children as they play. This is no different than our policy in regards to parents and players observation boundaries during training.
At Charlotte Independence Soccer Club, we all sign specific codes of conduct in relation to our role at the club – players, coaches and parents. We are a club that must hold each other mutually accountable for our actions. Both the good and the bad.
Let Us Play/Let Them Play Campaign is designed to be fully supportive of the club’s goals and values while not restricting anyone’s participation in their respective role at the club. This is our commitment to you, our members.
Charlotte Independence Soccer Club has a zero-tolerance policy regarding negative comments directed at referees by any spectators, players or coaches. The coaching staff has been instructed to ask any violators to immediately leave the complex. Ultimately, if needed, players will be substituted off the field due to unruly spectator behavior. Verbal Abuse and/or harassment towards referees will not be tolerated by Charlotte Independence Soccer Club. Any spectator found guilty of referee abuse will have their membership revoked at the club.