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Code of Conduct

By establishing a code practice Maindy Corries seeks to develop good practice to ensure that young players can enjoy and benefit both physically and socially from playing football.

GOOD PRACTICE

General principles

  • Always promote fair play.
  • Accept that striving to win and doing ones best is more important than winning itself.
  • Show good sportsmanship, respect and fair play to opponents and officials.
  • Appreciate and praise good play from opponents.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of gender, ethnic origin or cultural background.
  • Enjoy winning, it’s fun, don’t gloat. Accept losing, it happens, learn from it.

COACHES/MANAGERS

Code of Behaviour

  • Remember children participate and that winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on young players’ time energy and enthusiasm. Remember their priorities may be different from yours!
  • Teach your players to follow the rules. To respect officials and opponents.
  • Whenever possible group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success.
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players. The just average need and deserve equal time.
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.
  • Develop the team’s respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgement of officials and opposing coaches.
  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or playing.
  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principals.
  • Be fully aware of the growth and development of children.
  • Be punctual for all matches/training sessions.
  • Ensure training activates are appropriate for the age, experience and ability of players
  • Stick to governing body rules and guidelines

PARENTS

Code of Behaviour

  • Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment and not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate do not force them.
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children to play within the rules.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by all teams.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them your child could not participate.
  • If you have any issues with the coaches/managers approach them after the match or coaching session not during.
  • If you have any concerns about the way in which the club operates, which are not dealt with to your satisfaction by the managers/coaches contact the Club’s Welfare Officer.
  • Make any spectators you invite to watch matches aware of the Clubs’ code of conduct for spectators.
  • Explain to your child and help them understand the difference between the junior competitions Maindy Corries play and professional football.
  • Advise managers/coaches if your child is not available for matches and training.
  • Assist the managers/coaches on match days .i.e. look after equipment , sort out lifts etc For matches at Maindy Stadium (our home ground) help put up and take down the goals . This is our job and nothing to do with the Council.
  • Make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions and has a drink with them.

PLAYERS

Code of Behaviour

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit so will you.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are by your team or the opposition.
  • Treat all players as you would like to treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
  • Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponent. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Play for fun and not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Wear your Maindy Corries kit for all matches.

ADMINISTRATORS

Code of Conduct

  • Involve young people in the planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making related to the activity.
  • Give all children equal opportunities to participate.
  • Ensure the rules, equipment length of games and training schedules suit the age, ability and maturity level of the participants.
  • Provide quality supervision and instruction for junior players.
  • Remember that children participate for enjoyment. Don’t over – emphasise awards.
  • Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development and help improve the standards of coaching and officiating.
  • Give a code of behaviour sheet to spectators, officials, parents, coaches, players and encourage them to stick to it.
  • Remember that you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.
  • Support the implementation of the National Development Programme of the FAW.

SPECTATORS

Code of Conduct

  • Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts of each team. Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the games outcome.
  • Respect officials’ decision and teach children to do the same.
  • Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and officials decision.
  • Do not use foul language or harass players, coaches or officials.

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