CODE OF CONDUCT for COACHES and MANAGERS

Wollemi Football Club has impleted the following code of conduct for coaches and Managers:-

Arrive promptly on time for training/matches or organise a suitable substitute.

Prepare in advance for training and games.

Focus on the child's effort and performance rather than winning or losing.

Present in a state free from intoxication of alcohol or drugs and not have drugs or alcohol at or near training or games.

Adhere to a no smoking policy during games/training.

Do not misuse Football Club equipment

Do not misappropriate Football Club funds.

Respect the feelings of junior players and do not demeanour their efforts.

Provide positive encouragement for all junior players.

Avoid language which could be taken as offensive, harassment and teasing.

Report to the management committee any acts of misconduct by players or supporters.

Provide positive encouragement for all junior players.

Ensure that each player plays a minimum of one half game in every competition game, provided that the player has attended a regular weekly training session or has an acceptable reason for failing to attend training.

Ensure that areas used for training/warm up are safe and adequate.

Ensure all players wear appropriate safety equipment.

Ensure that all children have been collected from training sessions/games by their parent/guardian.

Avoid being alone with any one junior player.

Respect and protect the privacy of others, especially where changing of clothes is required.

Encourage the child to always play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.

Never ridicule or yell at any child for making a mistake or losing a competition.

Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants.

Respect officials' decisions and teach your players to do likewise.

If a player, (or anyone else) is seriously injured seek first aid treatment for the injured person. If the injury is of a type where the injured is unconscious, head injury or suspected broken bones or back/spinal injury, an ambulance is to be called immediately and the injured is not to be moved. (The advice of any trained first aider can be accepted and the care of the injured passed on to a trained first aider.)