IOMFA JUNIOR LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT
All IOMFA JUNIOR LEAGUE parties - coaches/officials/parents/spectators and players are required to be aware of, understand and adhere to the IOMFA Junior League’s Code of Conduct.
As a member of the IOMFA Junior League – it is in the understanding that all parties involved have agreed to adhere to and accept all elements within this code of conduct at all times.
Code of Conduct for Coaches/Managers:
- Coaches/Managers must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
- Coaches/Managers must place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
- Coaches/Managers must adhere to all guidelines laid down within the constitution and the rules of The Football Association.
- Coaches/Managers must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
- Coaches/Managers must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
- Coaches/Managers must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
- Coaches/Managers must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate is appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
- Coaches/Managers should, at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.
- Coaches/Managers must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, stewards and organisers) in the best interests of the player.
- Coaches/Managers must always promote the appropriate code of conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike. 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.
- Coaches/Managers must consistently display high standards of behaviour and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.
Code of Conduct for Players:
- Set a positive example for other players, team mates and supporters.
- Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during the game/coaching session.
- Show fair play and respect all others in the game. Avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time wasting.
- Do not use inappropriate language to anyone involved with the game.
- Respect the laws of the game and competition rules. Know and abide by the rules, laws and spirit of the game.
- Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally.
- Treat other players with due respect at all times, irrespective of the results of the game.
- Accept the decisions of match officials without protest, avoiding words or actions which may mislead an official, and show respect to officials at all times.
- Abide by the instructions of his/her Coach/Manager.
- Show due respect to the interests of supporters
Code of Conduct for Parents/Spectators:
- Parents/Spectators must not encroach the pitch or area of play at any time, unless asked to do so by an official (e.g. serious injury to a player).
- Show due respect to match officials and others involved in the game. Do not use threatening or inappropriate language towards any person associated with the Competition. Do not question the referee’s decision or his judgement.
- Parents/Spectators must set a positive example to the persons and players involved in the Competition.
- Give priority to the interests of the team over individual interests.
- Do not interfere with the Coach/Manager’s decision in the team selection or tactics for any game/session, unless asked to do so by the Coach/Manager.
- Show due respect to the interests of other supporters.
- Parents/Spectators must not encourage any player to take part in un-sporting behaviour at any time during the Competition.
- Abide by the rules and regulations of the competition/event at all times.
- Promote equality, integrity and fair play.
- Parents/Spectators may not use any form of violence (physical or verbal) or bad language to any player, supporter, official or organiser involved with the Competition.
IOMFA Junior League Officials have the authority to remove any persons (coaches, players or parents/spectators) not adhering to this code of conduct from any IOMFA Junior League venue or event at any time.