Code of conduct for Parents.
Be your child's best fan and support them unconditionally.
When you take your child home after a match or training session, please be supportive and always focus on the positive aspects of their performance.
Develop a responsibility in your child to pack their own kit, clean their boots and take a drinks bottle (water is best) to practice and games.
Respect the facilities at our opponents’ grounds.
Do not criticise your child’s coach to your child or other parents. If you are not happy with the coach you should raise the issue with the coach.
Encourage your child to speak with the coach. If your child is having difficulties in training or games, or can’t attend training etc, encourage them to speak directly to the coach. This responsibility taking is a big part of becoming a mature person. By handling off the field tasks your child is claiming ownership of all aspects of the game.
Help your child to focus on the performance and not the result. Remember, winning is not as important as the performance.
Support all the players in your child's squad. Do not criticise anyone. Children don’t mean to make mistakes.
Do not criticise the opponents, their parents or their officials.
Never audibly dispute a referee’s decision. They will make mistakes occasionally just like we all do. If you abuse or shout at the referee you are breaking the rules of the game and risk generating a fine for the club. In extreme circumstances we could even be expelled from the League.
Parents/Guardians must not coach from the touchline during matches or training. Leave this to the Manager/Coach or you may cause confusion and erode your child’s confidence.
Parents/Guardians must not enter the field of play (unless in emergencies).
Please remember - the game is for the children. It is not for the glory of the coach, manager or parents.
Code of conduct for players.
Play according to the laws and spirit of the game.
Be on time and be prepared for matches and training sessions.
Arrive at least 10 minutes early for matches. (Or as required by your Coach).
Display self-control in all situations. Never use foul or abusive language - before, during or after a game or training session.
Train and play to the best of your ability, have a positive attitude and encourage others to do the same.
Respect your team mates and the opposition. Treat them as you would like them to treat you.
Respect the referee. Never dispute his or her decisions. They are only human and they make mistakes.
Turn up for training and matches in appropriate and clean clothing.
Wear the right sort of footwear (studded/bladed/pimpled shoes/boots).
Always wear shin guards.
Clean your own boots/sand shoes!
Code of Conduct for Coaches and Officials.
A coach’s primary responsibility is to make sure that his/her players have fun, develop as footballers and to instill in them a passion for the game.
The performance of coaches is not measured in wins and losses, but rather in what players learn in terms of technique, sportsmanship, and fair play.
Coaches are charged with the responsibility of controlling their players and parents at all times during a match.
Coaches lead and teach by example; our players will be a reflection upon the manager and coach.
Coaches are to use positive reinforcement when dealing with players.
Code of conduct for Parents.