Parent Guidelines

LA Galaxy San Diego makes a commitment to you that we will work hard to provide a fun, educational, and safe environment in which your child’s soccer and their team skills can grow. We will treat you with respect, in our words and actions, and expect the same courtesy from you, our players and parents.

Basic Guideline for Parents

  • Provide unconditional love and support regardless of the game’s outcome
  • Ensure that your child arrives to all practices and games at the designated time
  • Remain seated in the spectator area during games
  • Do not yell instructions or criticism to any player
  • Make no derogatory comments to players, other parents, fans, or officials
  • Do not interfere with your child’s coach, except to draw attention to an urgent safety issue
  • Let the coach be responsible for your child during games
  • Support and represent the club in a positive light on and off the field. By enrolling your player in our program your family is also making a commitment to our program

Practices & Games

  • We welcome you to attend and watch practice, but please remain in the spectator area during practice activities
  • For the good of the team, it is important that all players attend all practices and games. We recommend that soccer practices and games not be used as a punishment. If a player must miss practices or games, please discuss the situation with the coach
  • It is understood that school academics are the top priority. Please help your child to organize and prioritize school, athletics, and other activities
  • Please work to be creative in scheduling doctor’s appointments, tutoring, etc. so as to not consistently coincide with soccer practice

Topics that we encourage you to discuss with your child’s coach

  • Both mental and physical treatment of a player
  • Discuss ways to help the player improve
  • Concerns about a player’s behavior

Topics that we ask you to refrain from discussing with your child’s coach

  • Playing time that falls within the LAGSD guidelines*
  • Team Strategy
  • Any player that is not your own child

* Play time guidelines: Recreational and WHITE competitive team players will play at least 50% of all regulation games. Gold, Premier, Elite, Academy and all tournament games are at the coach’s discretion. Missed practices and disruptive behavior are grounds for less than mandated play time.