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CODE OF CONDUCT 2008

WARLINGHAM COLTS FC JOINS THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION IN RECOGNISING ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO SAFEGUARD THE WELFARE OF ALL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE BY PROTECTING THEM FROM PHYSICAL, SEXUAL OR EMOTIONAL HARM AND FROM NEGLECT OR BULLYING

 

PLAYER’S CODE

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 Linesmens’ decisions.

4. Control your temper and use your energies for playing better football.

5. Play well for yourself and your team, your 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 team.

7. Treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated.  Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player.

8. Remember that the aims of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.  Do not be a show off.

9. Co-operate with your coach/manager, team mates and opponents, for without them you will not have a game.

Learn the Laws of the Game and you will be a much better football player.

 

MANAGERS’ CODE

1. As the team manager you, by your action’s and conduct, set the example for your players, parents, and spectators.  Set a good example at all times.

2. Read the Players, Spectators’, and, Parents’ Codes, and understand what is being asked of all participants of your sport.  Actively promote the codes.

3. You are responsible for the player’s health, welfare, and safety, particularly the very young players, during the period they are under your control, from the arrival of the first child, to the (usually late) collection of the last.

4. Ensure that each player is correctly dressed with the necessary safety equipment, shin pads, etc., before being allowed to play. (referee’s can send the player off the field until correctly dressed - see The Laws of the Game)

5. Allow treatment for an injured child (player) immediately.  There are no exceptions.

6. Never, either, physically, or mentally, push children beyond their abilities.  The game is of minor consideration when compared to the child’s future health & well being.

7. Never condone unacceptable behaviour by doing nothing.  To do so can be seen as encouragement to the guilty and leaves it for the next manager to rectify.

8. Always be prompt, courteous, and correct when dealing with the league officials opposition managers, referees and linesmen.  Confirm venues, times, and dates etc., as early as possible, and, at reasonable times during the day.

9. Read, understand, and, be aware of your responsibilities as laid down in your League Handbook.  Remember, and remind all concerned, that bad behaviour is punishable by the League, with heavy fines and/or suspension of the Club.

Check that you have the necessary equipment, documentation, and first aid box before you leave for the match, or training.

 

PARENTS’ CODE

1. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in football.

2. Remember, children are involved in football for their enjoyment, not yours.

3. Encourage your child to play to the Laws of the Game and learn rather than argue with the Referee and other officials.

4. Teach your child that honest effort is more important than victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.

5. Turn losing into winning by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.  Never ridicule or “yell” at your child for making a mistake or losing a game.

6. Remember that children learn best by example.  Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team.

7. Do not question the Referee’s judgement and never his honesty.  Remember he is only human with the same feelings as you and like you sometimes makes an honest error.

8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s football.

9. Recognise the value and importance of coaches who are all volunteers.  They give their time and resources, usually free, to provide football for your child.

10. Read the Laws of the Game to better understand what you are looking at and commenting on.

 

SPECTATORS’ CODE

1. Remember that children play organised sports for their own enjoyment.  They are not there to entertain you and they are not miniature Pele’s.

2. Be on your best behaviour.  Do not use profane language or harass, physically or verbally, players, managers, coaches, Referees or linesmen.

3. Applaud all good play by your own team and the other team.

4. Show respect for your team’s opponents.  Without them there would be no game.

5. Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a game.

6. Condemn the use of violence and verbal abuse.

7. Respect the Referee and Linesmen’s decisions.  Remember he is only human with the same feelings as you and like you sometimes makes an honest error.

8. Encourage players always to play according to the Laws of the Game.

9. Read the Laws of the Game to better understand what you are looking at, and commenting on.

10. Please sign the designated area on the Player Contact & Membership Form and return to your team manager.


 
 
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