Codes of Conduct

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Players Code Of Conduct

  1. Play because you enjoy it, not just to please your parents or coach.
  2. Play by the laws of the game.
  3. Never argue with the referee or linesman decisions
  4. Control your temper and use your energies to play 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. Recognize all good play, whether by your team or your opponents team.
  7. Be committed but play fair
  8. Treat all players, as you would like to be treated yourself. DO NOT interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player.
  9. Remember the aims of the game are have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  10. Attend training sessions regularly, and if you cannot advise your coach in advance.
  11. Co-operate with your coaches/managers. Remember without them you would not have a game.
  12. Set A POSITIVE example to others. DO NOT use inappropriate language at any body involved with your football.
  13. Learn the laws of the game and you will be a much better player.
  14. Promote the codes of conduct amongst your team-mates.

Coaches/Managers Code Of Conduct

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of each person and treat equally within the context of the sport.
  2. You set the example for all those involved with your team. Think about your actions
  3. Always promote the positive aspects of the game.
  4. Never condone bad behaviour by ignoring it.
  5. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations including the outcome of the game.
  6. NEVER physically or mentally abuse children beyond their ability.
  7. NEVER physically, mentally or verbally abuse any child.
  8. Never be left alone with a child that is not your own. This is as much for your benefit as it is for theirs.
  9. Do not use bad language or demoralize the children. This will not improve their football.
  10. Always ensure the children are wearing the appropriate clothing and safety equipment.
  11. Get treatment for an injured player immediately. Never insist an injured player keeps on playing.
  12. Always be prompt, courteous and correct when dealing with League officials, opposition managers and Referees. Confirm dates and venues as early as possible and at reasonable times.
  13. Always inform players and parents of details regarding the game as early as possible.
  14. Read, understand and are aware of your responsibilities as laid down in your League Handbook.
  15. Read the laws of the game and promote them.
  16. Agree to take part in courses, background searches and security checks as required by the FA.

Parents and Spectators Codes of Conduct

  1. 1) DO NOT force an unwilling child to play football.
  2. Remember children are involved in football for their enjoyment, not yours.
  3. Encourage your child to play by the laws of the game and not to argue with decisions made by the referees 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 disappointment.
  5. Turn losing into winning by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
  6. NEVER ridicule a child or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  7. DO NOT shout instructions to the child as it only confuses the child as specific instructions would have already been given to them by the coach.
  8. DO NOT verbally or physically abuse other parents or spectators. Children can hear and see what is going on around them. Set a good example.
  9. Do not discuss coaches/referees or other players negatively around your child. They may take these comments with them to training sessions and games.
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  11. Always ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing and safety equipment with them to make games and training comfortable and safe. ( Think about the weather )
  12. Always ensure your child has plenty to drink with them.
  13. Respect the referee's decisions. Remember they are only human and sometimes can make an honest error.
  14. Recognize the value and importance of managers and coaches who are all volunteers. They give children their time and resources to provide football for your child.
  15. Read the laws of the game so you have a better understanding of what you are watching.
  16. Make a complaint through the proper channels NOT by verbally abusing the person concerned.
  17. Promote the code of conduct amongst other Parents or Guardians.

Southend Manor Youth FC will not tolerate abusive behaviour of any kind on or off the football pitch. you will be asked to leave if the codes of conduct are not followed. PLEASE RESPECT THEM. Southend Manor Youth FC offers an Equal Opportunities Policy. See our club rules.