Code of Conduct 


  • You have the responsibility for the class and students - EXERCISE IT!

  • Remember that young players play for fun and enjoyment. Don't overload them with technical information and tactics.

  • Be reasonable in your demands on young players time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember that they have other interests and demands on their time.

  • Ensure that all players get a game. The just average players need and deserve equal time.

  • Players develop at different times and in different ways - make allowances for their physical, emotional and mental maturity and development.

  • Winning isn't everything - teach your players to enjoy taking part and performing to the best of their ability. Encourage each player to reach his or her potential.

  • Never abuse, yell, criticise or ridicule children for making mistakes or losing a game.

  • Remember that young people need a coach that they can respect. Be generous with praise when it is deserved and set a good example.

  • Teach young players that the laws of the game are mutual agreements that no one should evade or break.

  • Create opportunities to teach sportsmanship, just as you would in teaching the basic skills.

  • INSIST ON FAIR PLAY. Do not tolerate foul play, fighting, or foul language. Be prepared to take off an offending player.




  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate - Young people are involved for their enjoyment, not yours.

  • Encourage your child to understand and play within the rules.

  • Teach your child that taking part and trying their best is more important than winning

  • Focus your child on practicing skills, sportsmanship and being part of a team. Winning isn't everything.

  • Support and encourage your child - never criticise them for making mistakes. Console them for losing, but encourage them to try harder next time.

  • Turn defeat into victory by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship


  • Follow and play by the rules.

  • Always listen to the coach; when he/ she is talking, participants must listen and not talk.

  • Control your temper at all times. If you make a mistake, or lose, don’t worry about it. The most important thing is you keep trying.

  • Work hard for yourself and your team

  • Be a good sport. Help and encourage others in your class. Don’t distract those around you.

  • Treat all participants in your sport as you would like to be treated.

  • Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents.

  • Participants must not play, kick or throw any equipment during classes.

  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.