Code of conduct
Scone Thistle Community Club
Code of Conduct
COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT
• Allow all players, no matter their level of ability, the opportunity to play.
• Respect the rights, dignity & worth of every player and treat everyone equally within the context of football.
• Always pursue fair play.
• Prohibit use of camcorders and cameras unless parental consent has been provided.
• Place safety and well-being of the player above the development of performance.
• Be aware of the SFA’s and the Club’s Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and Procedures.
• Ensure that coaching sessions are enjoyable, well-structured and focus on developing skills, decision making and a general understanding of the game.
• Develop an appropriate working relationship with players based on mutual trust and respect.
• Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
• Ensure that sessions and games are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.
• Must consistently display high standards of appearance and behaviour.
• Know where to find appropriate first-aid.
• Hold a current membership list and have a register available at all activities.
PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
• Play by the rules – the rules of your club and the laws of the game.
• Never argue with a referee or other official – without these people you can’t play football.
• Control your temper - verbal abuse of officials and abusing other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win any games.
• Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way.
• Treat all players as you would like to be treated – fairly.
• Co-operate with your coach, the referees and team-mates.
• Play for your own enjoyment & to improve your skills.
• Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, team-mates and family if you do & many such comments are actually now illegal.
PARENTS & SUPPORTERS CODE OF CONDUCT
• Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game.
• Encourage participation but don’t force it.
• Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning.
• Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade.
• Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, referees and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
• Recognise all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time.
• Never publicly criticise referees – raise personal concerns with club officials in private.
• Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and yourself if you do & many such comments are now illegal.