Please read the following coaches code of conduct.

  • You have the responsibility for your team and supporters – EXERCISE IT!
  • Remember that young players play for fun and enjoyment. Don’t overload them with technical information and tactics
  • Be reasonable in your demands on young players’ time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember that they have other interests and demands on their time
  • Ensure that all players get a game. The ‘just average’ players need and deserve equal time
  • Players develop at different times and in different ways – make allowances for their physical, emotional and mental maturity and development
  • Winning isn’t everything – teach your players to enjoy taking part and performing to the best of their ability. Encourage each player to reach his or her potential
  • Never abuse, yell, criticise or ridicule children for making mistakes or losing a game
  • Remember that young people need a coach that they can respect. Be generous with praise when it is deserved and set a good example
  • Teach young players that the laws of the game are mutual agreements that no one should evade or break
  • Create opportunities to teach sportsmanship, just as you would in teaching the basic skills
  • INSIST ON FAIR PLAY. Do not tolerate foul play, fighting, or foul language. Be prepared to take off an offending player
  • Develop a team respect for the ability of opponents, as well as for the judgement of referees and opposing coaches

 

Click HERE [PDF, 87KB] for Code of Conduct!