Code of conduct
GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT
Code of Conduct – Coaches and Club Officials
· Allow all players, no matter their level of ability, the opportunity to play
· Ensure that coaching sessions are enjoyable, well-structured and focus on developing skills, decision making and a general understanding of the game
· Respect the rights, dignity & worth of every player and treat everyone equally within the context of football.
· Always pursue fair play
· Place safety and well-being of the player above the development of performance
· Be aware of the SFA’s and the Club’s Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and Procedures
· Develop an appropriate working relationship with players based on mutual trust and respect
· Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
· Ensure that sessions and games are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
· Must consistently display high standards behaviour
· A trained first aider with appropriate first aid equipment is in attendance at all training sessions and games
· Have a player register available at all activities.
Code of Conduct - Players
· Play by the rules – the rules of your club and the laws of the game.
· Never argue with a referee or other official – without these people you can’t play football.
· Control your temper - verbal abuse of officials and abusing other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win any games.
· Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way.
· Treat all players as you would like to be treated – fairly.
· Co-operate with your coach, the referees and team-mates.
· Play for your own enjoyment & to improve your skills.
· Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, team- mates and family if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal.
Code of Conduct – Parents & Supporters
· Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game.
· Encourage participation but don’t force it.
· Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning.
· Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade.
· Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, referees and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
· Recognise all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time.
· Never publicly criticise referees – raise personal concerns with club officials in private.
· Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and yourself if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal.