Code of Conduct
Codes of Conduct.
Code Of Conduct – Players
1. Play for the “fun of it”, not just to please your parents or coach. 2. Play by the laws of the game. 3. Never argue with the referee or other officials. 4. Control your temper and use your energies for playing better football. 5. Play well for yourself and your team – the team’s performance will benefit and so will your own. 6. Be a good sport. Recognise all good play, whether by your team or by your opponent’s. 7. Treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any other player 8. Remember that the aims of the game are to have fun, improve your skills, and feel good. 9. Co-operate with your manager/coach, team mates and opponents, for without them you would not have a game. 10. Learn the laws of the game and you will be a much better player. 11. Promote the code of conduct amongst your team mates.
Code Of Conduct – Managers / Coaches
1. As a Team Manager or Coach you, by your actions and conduct set the example for your players, parents/guardian’s, and spectators. Set a good example at all times. 2. Read the players/spectators/parents/guardian’s code. Understand what is being asked of all participants in your sport. Actively promote and support these codes. 3. Managers/Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations including the result of the game. 4. Ensure that each player is correctly dressed with the necessary safety equipment, shin pads etc. before being allowed to play. 5. Get treatment for an injured player immediately and co-operate fully with any specialists in the best interests of the player. 6. Never physically or mentally push children beyond their abilities. The game is of minor consideration when compared to the child’s future health and well being. 7. Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance. Never condone unacceptable behaviour by not acting upon it. 8. Always be prompt, courteous and correct when dealing with League Officials, Opposition managers, Referees and assistant referees. Confirm venues, times and dates etc. as early as possible and at reasonable times during the say. 9. Read, understand and be aware of your responsibilities as laid down in your league handbook. 10. Check that you have the necessary equipment, documentation and first aid equipment before you leave for a match or training. 11. Read the laws of the game and assist your players in understanding them. 12. Promote the code of conduct. 13. Agree, within a 12 month period, to take part in an educational course organised by the respective league, County FA or the Football Association. 14. Agree to a self-certificated check with regard to your suitability to work with children.
Codes of Conduct – Parent / Guardian / Carer / Spectators