Sorrento FC Coach Code of Conduct


Coaches must at all times be aware at all times of the FFA ‘child safe’ procedures and


• Respect match officials, referees and rules of the game
• Teach my players to follow the rules, to respect officials and opponents
• Remember children participate for pleasure and that winning is only part of their motivation
• Reward effort and avoid praising talent
• Not to promote a ‘fear of failure’ by ridiculing or yelling at a child for making a mistake
• Be reasonable in my demands on young players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
• Develop the team’s respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgment of officials and opposing coaches
• Report immediately to the Member Protection Officer any complaints that you receive regarding yourself, another coach or team manager
• Be aware of your responsibility in terms of data protection and confidentiality
• Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or playing
• Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and principles
• Be fully aware of issues regarding the growth and development of children
• Complete the player’s assessment records and undertake the players’ review with parents (where appropriate)
• Maintain and submit all session planners (where appropriate)
• Group players to ensure that training loads are reasonable
• Take long-term approaches in each player’s development
• Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players
• That all equipment is prepared ready for use before each session
• Avoid overplaying the more advanced players. All players need and deserve equal time

I agree to abide by this Code of Conduct and full realise that may failure to do so may jeopardize my position.

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