Parents Guide

Parents you are . . . your kid’s biggest coach, fan, encourager, and shoulder.

New to Soccer?

South Texas Soccer Parent Resource Page is a good resource to learn more information about youth soccer.

STX Soccer

Soccer Balls

  • Size 5 (Adult/Prof): U14 and up (ages 14 and older), 27-28 in/68-70 cm circumference
  • Size 4 (Youth): U8-U13 (ages 8-13), 25-26 in/63.5-66 cm circumference
  • Size 3 (Junior): U8 and down (ages 8 and younger), 23-24 in/58.5-61 cm circumference


Make sure you purchase Soccer Cleats. They do not have a toe cleat (those are for baseball). Only plastic style cleats are authorized.

Shin Guards

Required for all practices and games. There are many styles, pick the one your child will wear consistently!

Parents Code of Conduct

Make soccer participation for your child and others a positive experience.

Remember that a child is easily affected by outside influences.

Be kind to your child’s coach and to the officials. The coach is a volunteer‐giving of personal time and money to provide a recreational activity for your child. The coach is providing a valuable community service, often without reward other than their personal satisfaction. Without them your child could not participate.

Applaud good plays by your team AND by members of the opposing team.

Parents should be cheerleaders. Allow the coach to coach, the referee to officiate, and most of all allow your child to play the game.

Between the exuberance of the winner and the disappointment of the loser, we have the referee. All of them follow the same creed to watch every movement of every player, and to call the game to the best of their ability. DO NOT openly question their judgment, and never their honesty. They are a symbol of fair play, integrity and sportsmanship.

Accept the results of each game, and encourage your child to: Be gracious in victory, and turn defeat to victory by working towards improvement

I agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization
  • Written warning
  • Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organization
  • Game forfeit through the official or coach
  • Parental season suspension