Code of Conduct

Letter to Coaches 

 

Be reasonable in your demands on the young players' time, energy, enthusiasm and their performance on the football field.

 

 

Instruct your players that they must abide by the rules of the game at all times.

 

Develop team respect for the ability of the opponents and for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.

 

Ensure that your players' football experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it). Players should never be ridiculed for making mistakes or for losing games.

 

Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved. Children need a coach they can respect.

 

Keep informed about sound principles of coaching, growth and development principles relating to children.

 

Enlist the support of your teams' parents in your efforts to instill the proper attitude and values in the players.

 

Check equipment and facilities that you use. They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your player

 

 

Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured child is ready to play again. 

 

 

 

Letter to Parents

 

 

Do not force an unwilling child to participate in sports.

 

 

Remember children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment, not yours.

 

 

Teach your child to play by the rules.

 

 

Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than a victory.

 

 

Help your child towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game.

 

Your child will then be a winner, even in defeat.

 

Do not ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or for losing a game.

 

 

Set a good example. Children learn by example.

 

 

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

 

 

Do not publicly question referee judgment and never their honesty