CODES OF CONDUCT

PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Junior players play football for fun and enjoyment and winning is only a secondary part pf playing.
  • Play to the rules of the game which have been drawn up by mutual agreements, no-one should break or evade them. Ensure that you are never sent off.
  • Respect your opponents, club official’s and match official’s because without them you may not be able to participate in a sport you enjoy playing.
  • Thank the opposition players, referees and coaches at the end of the game by gathering in the centre of the field to shake hands and thank them for the game.
  • Football is a team game. Encourage your own team mates as every player makes mistakes and has his “off days”.
  • Never abuse anyone or swear in frustration on or off the field of play.

PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage your child to participate, do not force them.
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that all children learn best by example, appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators, without them your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability cultural background or religion.

COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Children participate for the fun and enjoyment and winning is only part of their motivation. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Make a commitment to providing a quality service to your players by adhering to the following:
  • Ensure that all players are treated fairly and equally, avoid over playing talented players. All players deserve equal playing and training time regardless of their ability.
  • Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved with football – this includes but is not limited to official’s, opponents, coaches, administrators, parents, spectators and the media.
  • Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the game and reinforce to your players that the rules of the game are mutual agreements which no-one should evade or break.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and principles of growth and development of young people.
  • Ensure that coaching or training activities take place in a safe environment and are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the players.

Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players, follow professional advice in regards to players recommending training or games.