Mill Park Soccer Club

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Players and Coaches Code of Conduct

PLAYERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT

 

This code of conduct shall apply to all players (Relevant at both home and away games).

Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by Football Federation Victoria (FFV) and/or the Mil Park Soccer Club and may result in penalties, fines which (payable by the individual) or expulsion from the club.

  • Play by the Rules and within the spirit of the game;

  • Do not argue with the match official and/or assistant referees regarding decisions they make.

  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking another person is not acceptable or permitted.

  • Maintain your focus and work hard for yourself and your team

  • Be a good sport and be prepared to acknowledge good play whether it is from your team or the opposition

  • Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player

  • I will not engage in the use of crude, foul or abusive language that may be deemed offensive or engage in any conduct detrimental to the image of the game or Mill Park Soccer Club when on or off the field.

  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition

  • Play by the rules of the game.

  • Remove all jewellery prior to training and match play, as it is a hazard to you and those around you

  • Do not accept or use any banned or unauthorised drug(s), including the consumption of alcohol at any time

COACHES’ CODE OF CONDUCT

 

This code of conduct shall apply to all players (Relevant at both home and away games).

Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by Football Federation Victoria (FFV) and/or the Mil Park Soccer Club and may result in penalties, fines which (payable by the individual) or expulsion from the club.

 

  • Remember that players participate for the fun of it and that winning is not everything

  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or being in a losing team

  • Always be fair, considerate and honest with your players, teach your players to operate and abide by the rules and laws of the games

  • Whenever possible, change the group of players to ensure everyone has a reasonable chance of success

  • Avoid overplaying the talented players as all players deserve equal time on the playing field

  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet a reasonable safety standard and is appropriate to the age and ability of the players

  • Modify your approach to suit the skill levels and needs of players

  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved in the sport.  This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators.  Encourage players to do the same.

  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players

  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining the extent of a player’s injury and beyond that, when players are returning from injury to training and match play

  • Obtain appropriate coaching qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth development and conditioning of players.

  • Take time out to teach players (& others) the Laws of the Game, hence raising their awareness

  • Remind all players to play within the spirit of the game at all times

  • Ensure players are good sports and ensure each team member shakes the hand of their opponents at the conclusion of every match

  • Be a positive role model for your players both on and off the field, remember the actions of yourself and your team is reflective of the perception others take away with them about yourselves and the club.

PARENTS’ CODE OF CONDUCT

 

This code of conduct shall apply to all players (Relevant at both home and away games).

Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by Football Federation Victoria (FFV) and/or the Mil Park Soccer Club and may result in penalties, fines which (payable by the individual) or expulsion from the club.

 

  • Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, and not yours

  • Encourage children to play according to the rules and spirit of the game;

  • Encourage all children to participate, do not force them

  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than the result of the activity (that is, winning or losing)

  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules

  • Never ridicule, yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game

  • Remember that children learn best by example, so applaud good play by both teams

  • Support all efforts to remove racial and religious vilification, verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities

  • Respect the match official’s decisions and teach your child to do likewise

  • Show respect and appreciation to Club volunteers, including coaches, officials and administrators. Ensure any issues are raised through the correct channels

  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players

  • Smart Supporting’ – not loud and intense but calm, relaxed and at all times positive;

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion;

SPECTATORS’ CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

This code of conduct shall apply to all players (Relevant at both home and away games).

Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by Football Federation Victoria (FFV) and/or the Mil Park Soccer Club and may result in penalties, fines which (payable by the individual) or expulsion from the club.

  • Remember all children play football for their enjoyment, not just yours

  • Applaud good play and performances from both teams, and be forward in congratulating all participants on their performance regardless of the final outcome

  • Respect the match official’s decisions on the day and teach children to do the same

  • Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake before, during or after the game, as this may deter that child from continuing in the sport

  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players

  • Show respect to both teams when watching matches, because without them there would be no game

  • Encourage players to follow rules and accept the decision of the match officials

  • Do not intimidate, harass or use foul language towards, players, match officials, Club officials or spectators

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