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SIFC Code of Conduct
SIFC Code of Conduct
All Club Members and Spectators
Operate within the rules and spirit of football and encourage to do the same.
Display control, respect and professionalism to others involved with football. This includes, opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake.
Remember that young people participate in football for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials, parents, players and others and sledging, distracting or provoking of players is not acceptable behaviour.
Above all avoid violence, should a situation arise, leave response to officials present, increasing the number of participants can only inflame the problem.
Adhere to Association, Council and Club policies and regulations, in particular those governing alcohol, litter, noise and dogs.
Encourage all others to also follow this code of conduct.
Aside from injury, each junior player should be on the field for at least half the game time. All players deserve equal playing and training time, regardless of their ability.
Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
Any physical contact with a young player should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for their development.
Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All young players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age, maturity and ability of all players.
Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
Young players should be rotated throughout positions. It is important that all players receive the opportunity to learn the varied positions.
Young players should be spoken to in an appropriate manner. Players should not be yelled at or ridiculed, or spoken to in a demeaning manner.
Coaches will ensure that players are involved in a positive environment and that the game and training is a positive experience.
Coaches will encourage all players to play within the laws of the game.
Coaches will not engage in the use of crude, foul or abusive language that may be determined offensive .
Players should never argue with referees. If you disagree with a decision, speak to a club official .
Work for your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.
Be a good sport; applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please your parents and coaches.
Play by the rules of the game .
Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials , other players or provoking an opponent is not acceptable.
Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with , bully or take unfair advantage of another player
Play for the “fun of it” and not just to please parents and coaches.
Avoid using derogatory language
Be prepared to take responsibility for your actions.
Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing, positive comments help motivate young players.
Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.
Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate in football.
Encourage your children to participate for their own interest and enjoyment, not yours.
Encourage children to play by the rules.
Set a good example by your own conduct.
Do not criticise children in front of others.
Show respect to the referees.
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Updated on May 8, 2020