Code of Conduct

Spondon Dynamos YFC aims to help each child under it’s tutelage, acquire and show a professional attitude whilst on and off the pitch. In achieving this aim the following Code of Conduct has been formulated and any breach of this conduct will be taken seriously and may result in expulsion. Players over 16 are liable for their own behaviour, whereas parents are responsible for their children under 16.

Players should:

  1. Children must provide the appropriate clothing, football boots for grass, training shoes for hard surfaces, a football kit, shin pads and filled water bottle. It is also advised for warm clothing when travelling home.
  2. Children must turn up at least thirty minutes before a match.
  3. Players or parents must inform the coach or manager well in advance if they are going to be absent or late.
  4. Players are expected to show positive attitudes, and to follow directions given by the coach or manager.
  5. Players must be courteous and polite at all times towards team-mates, opponents, coaches, managers, referees and officials.
  6. No swearing, spitting, name-calling or racist remarks.
  7. Children must show respect for the facilities and equipment they use. All players will be expected to help set up and clear away equipment.
  8. At the end of a match all players must shake hands and with opposing players and referee.

Adults should not:

  1. Attempt to coach or manipulate any player while they are playing, as this becomes very confusing for the children, leave all tactical directions to the manager and their assistants.
  2. Shout, swear, become violent or use sarcasm. Be sporting in defeat and modest in victory.
  3. Ignore children who need help. Do not wait to see if someone else will help.
  4. Attempt to referee the game by appealing for free-kicks, off-sides etc.
  5. Assess players by their incompetence.
  6. Abuse or argue with the referee or linesman, or prejudice their decisions.

Adults should:

  1. Praise effort and performance more than results.
  2. Look for aspects to praise in players who might not otherwise get attention.
  3. Give them clear examples of excellent behaviour.
  4. Show consistency.
  5. Assess players with regard to their skills and attitudes.
  6. Praise good behaviour quickly to show adults value it.
  7. Help, encourage and support.