Conduct

Players’ Code of Conduct

  • Play by the rules and the laws of the game.
  • Never argue with the referee’s decision.
  • Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach.
  • Control your temper.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team, thus your team’s performance will benefit, and so will your own.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good play, whether by your own team or the opponents.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Don’t interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any players.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good. Don’t be a show off.

Parent’s Code of Conduct

  • Do not force a child to participate in sport. Remember, they are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage your child to play by the rules.
  • Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Turn defeat into victory by helping your child to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistakeĀ  or losing a game.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team.
  • Do not question the referee’s judgement or their honesty. If you do you will be asked to leave.

Coaches Code of Conduct

  • Clearly teach players the laws of the game.
  • In contact games, group players according to age, height, skill and physical maturity.
  • Avoid overplaying talented players. “Average” players need and deserve equal time.
  • Remember that children play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it. Always positively encourage – Never negatively criticise.
  • Ensure that all equipment and facilities are appropriate to the age and abilities of the players.
  • The scheduling and length of practice times and games should take into consideration the child’s maturity level.
  • Develop team respect for your opponents, as well as for the referees. Never question a referees judgement or honesty.
  • Make sure the team conduct themselves appropriately at the end of a game, with 3 cheers and thanking the referee.