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Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT

Olympic FC has developed the following Code of Conduct for its members – it applies to administrators, coaches, officials and parents.

Administrator                                            

  • I will provide opportunities for players to be involved in planning, leadership, evaluation, and decision-making related to their activity
  • I will create pathways for players to participate, not just as a player but also as a coach, referee, administrator etc
  • I will ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of players
  • I will ensure quality supervision and instruction for players
  • I will remember that players participate for their enjoyment and benefit. I will not overemphasise awards
  • I will help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development and help to improve the standards of coaching and officiating
  • I will ensure that everyone involved in sport emphasises fair play, and not winning at all costs
  • I will distribute a code of conduct to players, coaches, official and parents and encourage them to follow it
  • I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at junior matches
  • I will not use bad language, harass players, coaches, officials or spectators
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
  • I will promote adherence to anti-doping policies.

Coach – Coach Code of Behaviour

  • I will remember that players participate and winning is only part of the fun.
  • I will never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning
  • I will be reasonable in my demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  • I will operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same
  • I will ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  • I will avoid overplaying the talented players and understand that other players need and deserve equal time.
  • I will not use bad language nor will I harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches
  • I will ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
  • I will display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, referees, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers, the media, parents and spectators. I will encourage my players to do the same
  • I will show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition
  • I will obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players
  • I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at junior matches
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
  • I will promote adherence to anti-doping policies.

Parent – Spectator Code of Behaviour

  • I won’t pressure my child in any way – I know that this is their game, not mine
  • I will not use bad language nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  • I will encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions – no matter what
  • I will teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents
  • I will remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s team and their opponents
  • I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort
  • I will focus on my child’s efforts and performance – not the score
  • I will thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child
  • I will help when asked by a coach or official
  • I won’t criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after the game
  • I will not arrive intoxicated
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.

Player

  • I will always play by the rules
  • I will never argue with an official. If I disagree with a decision I will inform the captain, coach or manager during a break or after the match.
  • I will control my temper. I understand that verbal abuse of officials and sledging of other players and deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport
  • I will work equally hard for myself and my team
  • I will be a good sport and applaud all good plays
  • I will treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor
  • I will cooperate with my coach, team mates and opponents
  • I will display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat
  • I will participate for my own enjoyment and benefit not just to please parents and coaches
  • I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at junior matches
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • I will thank my coach, the opposition and officials at the end of the game
  • I will comply with anti-doping policies.

Non-Compliance

Administrators, coaches, parents or others found to have behaved inappropriately, and who are associate members or have agreed to abide by our club’s Code of Conduct, may face disciplinary action as outlined in our Member Protection Policy FINAL 17 April 2018