Code of Conduct

PARENT AND PLAYER CODES OF CONDUCT

 

Olympic FC as a club, is responsible for the way our parents, players, coaches and officials behave during the season on and off the park. Poor sportsmanship and behaviour on and off the playing field reflects poorly on our club. To avoid this poor behaviour and the poor publicity that is often associated with clubs as a result of such behaviour, Olympic FC has adopted the CODES OF CONDUCT that are administered by the Football Federation of Australia. The main rules/regulations are listed below and can also be found on our website www.olympicfc.net.au. Please read through these rules. By ticking the box at the bottom of this document you have agreed to these rules and regulations. Failure to accept this Code of Conduct means that your son/daughter will not be registered with our club. Failure to adhere to these rules during the season will mean the parent/player facing a club sanction or at worse, a cancellation of their registration and or membership.

 

Parental/Guardian Code of Behaviour:

 Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.

 Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

 Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.

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

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

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

 Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

 Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.

 Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child would not participate.

 Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Player Code of Conduct:

 Play by the rules.

 Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition

 Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.

 Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit, and so will you.

 Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.

 Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.

 Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.

 Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.

 Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion