Coaches Code of Behaviour

Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and assist in raising the standards of coaching and officiating;
  • Remember that players participate for the fun of it and that winning is not everything;
  • Be reasonable in your demands on younger player’s time, energy and enthusiasm,
  • Teach your players to abide by the Rules and Laws of the Game;
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet a reasonable safety standard and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players;
  • Modify your approach to suit the skill levels and needs of players;
  • Develop and enhance respect between players, opposition coaches and the decisions of the match official;
  • 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;
  • Play by the Rules and within the spirit of the game.
  • Do not argue with the match official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the match official during a break in play or after the match is concluded.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking another person is not acceptable or permitted in any sport
  • 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.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition.
  • Play for your own enjoyment, and not just to please parents and coaches.
  • 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 unauthorized drug(s), including the consumption of alcohol at any time.

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