CODE OF CONDUCT : ADULTS

 

Ross Juniors Football Club has a tremendous reputation. Let’s ensure that this is maintained. Please take a few minutes to read this.

 

Children, as you know, develop differently and at different rates, they react differently to the same pressures. At this club we are attempting to give all the young people who play football a good and worthwhile experience.

 

The relationship with all the adults at the matches must be positive and sporting, and adults should be setting an example for the young people.

 

You should all remember:-

 

  • Young people are not playing to satisfy your ambitions.

  • Young people are involved for their enjoyment - not yours.

  • You have a responsibility to encourage young people to play by the rules.

  • Teamwork and effort are as important as winning. You should accept losing without undue disappointment.

  • Do not allow your winning side to gloat over their victory.

  • Never ridicule or shout at a young person for making a mistake or for losing. Praise them – or keep quiet.

  • Set an example – applaud good play by both teams.

  • Never publicly question the referee’s decision. Never doubt his or her honesty.

  • Help to remove all verbal and physical abuse in football.

  • Recognise the value and importance of the coaches, who give up their time to help the young people.

 

If you cannot abide by this code of conduct, then we ask you not to watch the football matches at this club. So much good work can be undone by one unsavoury incident. Be responsible. Obey the code, and allow everyone to enjoy the best game in the world.

 

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