NPL Youth FC’s Code of Conduct for Players is based on Fair Play, Good Citizenship and the Avoidance of Racial Abuse
Players are the most important people in sport. Playing for the team, and for the team to win, is the most fundamental part of the game, but not winning at any costs, because Fair Play and respect for all others in the game is equally important.
All players of NPL Youth FC are expected:
Not to swear or use inappropriate or abusive language.
To show due respect towards Match Officials, accept their decisions without protest and avoid words or actions which may mislead officials.
To show due respect for their opponents at all times, irrespective of the result of the game, and avoid violence and rough play.
To avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time wasting.
To accept success and failure, victory and defeat,equally.
To abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team Officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this Code.
To know and abide by the Laws, rules and spirit of the game.
To be appropriately dressed and have the correct equipment for training and matches.
To give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, whatever the current status of that game.
To make every effort consistent with Fair Play and the Laws of the Game to help their own team win.
T set a positive example to others, particularly younger players.
In addition all players are expected to follow the FA Respect campaign as outlined below;
These are taken direct from the FA Respect Campaign and must be adhered to. Many are the same or similar to the clubs Code of Conduct for Players
When playing football, players will:
Always do my best, even if we’re losing or the other team is stronger
Play fairly – they won’t cheat, complain or waste time
Never be rude to their team-mates, the other team, the referee, spectators or my coach/team manager
Do what the referee tells them
Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
Listen to their coach/team manager and respect what he/she says
Talk to someone they trust, for example parents or the club welfare officer if they are unhappy about anything at my club.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES
NPL Youth FC’s Code of Conduct for Coaches is based on Fair Play, Good Citizenship and the Avoidance of Racial Abuse.
Coaches are key to the establishment of ethics in football. Their concept of ethics and their attitude directly affects the behaviour of players under their supervision. Coaches are, therefore, expected to pay particular care to the moral aspect of their conduct and be aware that almost all of their everyday decisions and choice of actions have ethical implications.
It is natural that winning constitutes a basic concern for coaches.
This code is not intended to conflict with that. However, the code calls for coaches to disassociate themselves with a “win-at-all-costs” attitude - which is irrefutably associated with gamesmanship, dishonesty and cheating.
There is a clear difference between cheating and "playing hard to win" by all means fair, in conjunction with selecting the strongest team from those players available. The health, safety, welfare and moral education of young people are the first priority, before the achievement and reputation of the club, coach or parent.
The Coaches of NPL Youth FC are expected:
To respect the interests, rights, dignity and worth of each and every player and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
To place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance and the result of the game.
To make sure that all players are appropriately dressed and have the correct equipment for training sessions and matches.
To adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies. to set a positive example to young players and to develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
To encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance, (and never to condone unacceptable behaviour by not acting on it).To ensure that the activities they direct and advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players under their supervision.
To clarify, at the outset, with the players exactly what is expected of them and what there are entitled to expect from their coach. To always promote ethical principles and the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone behaviour contrary to the spirit of the game.
To give priority to the interests of the team over individual interests. To consistently display high standards of behaviour and dress, and thereby set a good example for others to follow.
To show due respect to the Referee and other Match Officials, accept their decisions without protest and avoid words or actions which may mislead them.
Not to use or tolerate inappropriate language.
To know and understand the Club's Codes of Conduct, what they demand and to actively promote and support them.
In addition all Coaches and Team Officials are expected to follow the FA Respect campaign as outlined below;
These are taken direct from the FA Respect Campaign and must be adhered to. Many are the same or similar to the clubs Code of Conduct for Coaches and Team Officials.
Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators
Adhere to the Laws of the Game
Display and promote high standards of behaviour
Always respect the match officials’ decisions
Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission
Never engage in public criticism of the match officials
Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
When working with players, they will:
Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning
Explain exactly what they expect of players and what they can expect from them
Ensure the parents/carers of all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations
Refrain from, and refuse to tolerate any form of bullying
Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their self esteem
Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
Ensure all activities organised are appropriate for the players’ ability level, experience, age and maturity
Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each player’s best interests.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS & SPECTATORS
NPL Youth FC’s Code of Conduct for Parents and Spectators is based on Fair Play, Good Citizenship and the Avoidance of Racial Abuse
All Parents / Spectators of NPL Youth FC are expected:
Not to use foul or abusive language in any circumstances.
To always be positive and encouraging towards all players from both teams (not just their own child or the most talented), in a sensible and constructive manner.
To make sure that their child is appropriately dressed and has the correct equipment for training sessions and matches.
To avoid yelling at or ridiculing a child for making a mistake.
To remember that children play football for their own enjoyment, not for your own entertainment.
To show respect for the Match Officials.
To accept defeat sensibly and with dignity and to encourage the children to do the same.
To avoid coaching the children during the game.
To accept the decisions and instructions of the Coach and other Team Officials - remember, they are volunteers who give up their time and resources to provide football for your children.
To abide by the Laws, rules and spirit of the game of football.
To support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children's football and to promote this Code of Conduct amongst other Parents and Spectators.