Coaches: Code of Conduct

A coach’s primary responsibility is to make sure that his/her players have fun, develop as footballers and to instil 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 will:

  • Use positive reinforcement when dealing with players.
  • Never use foul or abusive language and never abuse a player mentally, verbally, or physically.
  • Have respect for the authority of the referee, our opponents on match days and the officials of their club.
  • Teach your children the rules of the game, fair play, and proper behavior.
  • Develop your child’s technique and their decision-making ability.
  • Inspect the playing area for hazards and generally make practice sessions and matches as safe as possible for your children. You should be aware, however, that football is a contact sport and your child may be injured. If this happens, we will provide appropriate first aid.

In addition:

  • We will not allow a child to take part in a practice session or a match if he is injured.
  • We will not leave your child unattended at a practice session or a game.
  • We will only allow your child to leave a practice session or a game if a responsible person collects them unless you give written permission for your child to leave on their own.
  • We will always be enthusiastic (even in the pouring rain!)
  • We will try our best to make the game enjoyable for everyone who takes part – players, opponents, parents/carers and spectators.