Fair Play Rules for Coaches, Parents and Players

Special Fair play codes have been made for junior soccer teams. These include rules for children, parents and coaches:

Rules for Fair Play For Players

  • I will participate because I want to, not because my parents or coaches want me to.
  • I will always play by the rules and in the spirit of the game.
  • I will never argue with an official. When a call is disputed, I’ll let the team captain or coach handle it.
  • I will respect my opponents.
  • I will control my temper and not be a show off.
  • I will show appreciation for good plays/performance, those of my team and of my opponents.
  • I will do my best to be a true team player.
  • I will remember that winning isn’t everything, that having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing my best are as important.

Fair Play Codes for ParentsĀ 

  • I will not force my child to participate in sports.
  • I will remember that my child plays sports for his/her own enjoyment, not mine.
  • I will encourage my child to play by the rules, and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning.
  • I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good plays/performances by both teams.
  • I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time and provide sport activities for my child.
  • I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning.

Fair Play Codes for Coaches

  • The coach must act with integrity in performing all duties owed to the athletes and the sport.
  • The coach must strive to be well prepared and current in order that all duties in the coaches discipline are fulfilled with competence.
  • The coach must act in the athlete’s development as a whole person.
  • The coach must accept the letter and the spirit of the rules governing the sport.
  • The coach must accept the role of officials in providing judgment to ensure that competitions are conducted fairly and according to the established rules.
  • The Coaches conduct toward other coaches must be characterised by courtesy, good faith and respect.
  • The coach must maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and support the principles of Fair Play.

The extensive lists of codes of conduct for parents, players and coaches alike shows how much the youth teams try to create a respectful fair environment by all means, involving everyone.