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Coaches and Managers Code of Conduct

 

  • Be reasonable in your demands on the players’ time, energy, enthusiasm and performance on the soccer field.

 

  • Impress on your players that they must abide by the rules of the game at all times.

 

  • Develop team respect for the ability of the opponents, and for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.

 

  • Ensure that your players’ soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it).  Players should never be ridiculed for making mistakes or for losing games.

 

  • Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved.  Children need a coach they can respect.

  •   Keep informed about sound principles of coaching, growth and development principles relating to children.

 

  • Enlist the support of your teams’ parents in your efforts to instill the proper attitude and values in the players.

 

  • Check equipment and facilities that you use.  They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.

 

  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured child is ready to play again.