Code of Behaviour

Glen Waverley Soccer Club 2020

It is vital that all players, parents, spectators, coaches administrators and match officials associated with Soccer Games act in a manner that enhances, rather than injures, the reputation and goodwill of the Club, the FV (Football Victoria), Football Federation Australia (FFA) and football generally. Therefore the club has implemented the following codes of behaviour. Failure to adhere to these codes may result in expulsion from the club and its grounds.

Players Code of Conduct

  • Winning at all costs isn't everything; at this age learning is more important than winning.  
  • I will only listen to my coaches’ instructions during training and games. No one else.  
  • I will not engage in the use of crude, foul or abusive language that may be deemed offensive or engage in any conduct detrimental to the image of the game when on or off the field.
  • I will never argue with the referee and/or assistant referees regarding decisions they make.  
  • I will treat participants, officials and spectators with respect.  
  • I will play by the laws of the game.  
  • I will cooperate with my coach, teammates, referee’s and officials at all times.  
  • I will not use any banned substance or drugs of dependence throughout my involvement in the tournament. 
  • I will display good sportsmanship at all times.  
  • I will play for the fun of it and not just to please parents and coaches

Parents Code of Conduct

  • Do not Coach your child during training sessions and games.  That's what the coaches are there for; it sends mixed messages to the players creating confusion.  
  • Do not interfere with training sessions, stay clear of training areas.  
  • Cheer on and encourage the players at all times, even the opposition, applaud good football allround.  
  • Winning at all costs isn't everything, we're here to develop the players, and at this age learning is more important than winning.  
  • Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.  
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.  
  • Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.  
  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.  
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.  
  • Remember that children learn best by example, applaud good play by all teams.  
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.  
  • Respect officials' decisions and teach children to do likewise.  
  • Show appreciation of coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.  
  • Respect the facilities that are being used in partnership with FV.  
  • Keep clear from technical areas, benches and change rooms during games and tournament. This is the ideal time for coaches to teach players without any interference.

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