|Players Code Of Conduct|
CUCKFIELD TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB - CODE OF CONDUCT
All those involved with the game of football at every level, whether as a player, match official, coach, owner or administrator, have a responsibility, above and beyond compliance with the law, to act according to the highest standards of integrity, and to ensure that the reputation of the game is, and remains, high. This Code applies to all those involved with Cuckfield Town Football Club.
Players are the most important people in the sport and it is for this reason that a strict code of conduct must be adopted by all those participating for this Club. Playing for the team and for the team to win is the most fundamental part of the game. But not winning at any cost. Fair play and respect for all others in the game is fundamentally important.
When you sign on for this Club you are expected to abide by the Club rules, copy of which you should be able see on the Club website. You are also expected to abide by the following code of conduct, which has been ratified by the Club committee.
1. Obligations towards the game. A player should: -
Make every effort to develop his own sporting abilities. In terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.
Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, even if the team is in a position where the result has been achieved.
Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.
Avoid all forms of time wasting and gamesmanship.
Always have regard to the best interests of the game, including where expressing an opinion on the game or any aspect of it or that of others involved in the game.
Do not use inappropriate language.
2. Obligations towards one’s own team. A player should: -
Make every effort consistent with fair play and the laws of the game to help his own team win.
Resist any influence which might bring into question his commitment to his team winning.
3. Respect for the laws of the game. A player should: -
Know and abide by the laws, rules and spirit of the game and competition rules.
Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally.
Do not use any banned substances or techniques.
· Respect towards opponents.
· Treat opponents with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result of the game.
· Avoid violence and rough play, safeguard the physical fitness of and help injured opponents.
4. Respect towards match officials. A player should: -
Accept the decision of the match officials without protest.
Avoid words or action s which may mislead match officials.
Show due respect towards match officials.
5. Respect towards Team officials. A player should: -
Abide by the instructions of his coach or Manager, providing they do not contradict the laws of the game.
Shown due respect towards the Team officials of the opposition.
6. Obligations towards the supporters. A player should: -
Show due respect to the interest of the supporters.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES (MANAGERS)
1. Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
2. Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
3. Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies.
4. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
5. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
6. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
7. Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
8. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and, where appropriate, parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.
9. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.
10. Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. Fair Play) and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
11. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
12. Coaches must not use or tolerate inappropriate language.
Players and Coaches must show respect to other members of the club, i.e. other players/ coaches and members of the committee. An abuse of this will result in a warning and the possibility of temporary or permanent expulsion from the club.
Written by: SRVL
Article date: 17 July 2010