MID CHESHIRE YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
CODE OF CONDUCT
TO CLUBS, OFFICIALS, PARENTS, FRIENDS AND SPECTATORS
Children as you know develop differently and at different rates, they react differently to the same pressures.
In the Mid Cheshire Youth Football League we are attempting to give all the young people who play and referee soccer a good and worthwhile experience. The relationships with all the adults at the matches and at training must be positive, sporting and above all be part of the example adults should be setting for the young people in their charge.
YOU MUST ALL REMEMBER
· YOUNG PEOPLE ARE NOT PLAYING TO SATISFY YOUR AMBITIONS
· YOUNG PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED FOR THEIR ENJOYMENT NOT YOURS!!
· YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO PLAY BY THE RULES AND SPIRIT OF THE GAME
· TEAMWORK AND EFFORT ARE AS IMPORTANT AS WINNING. YOU SHOULD ACCEPT LOSING WITHOUT UNDUE DISAPPOINTMENT
· DO NOT ALLOW YOUR WINNING SIDE TO GLOAT OVER THEIR VICTORY
· NEVER RIDICULE OR SHOUT AT A YOUNG PERSON FOR MAKING A MISTAKE OR FOR LOSING. PRAISE THEM – OR KEEP QUIET
· SET AN EXAMPLE – APPLAUD GOOD PLAY FOR BOTH TEAMS
· NEVER PUBLICLY QUESTION THE REFEREES DECISIONS. NEVER DOUBT HIS HONESTY OR INTEGRITY
· HELP REMOVE ALL VERBAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE IN SOCCER
· RECOGNISE THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE COACHES WHO GIVE UP THEIR TIME TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE
So much good work can be undone by one unsavoury incident. Be responsible. Obey this Code of Conduct and allow everyone to watch the best game in the world.
If you cannot abide by this Code of Conduct then we would insist that you do not attend matches in the Mid Cheshire Youth Football League.
This league adopts a policy of withdrawing the registrations of players who have parents, guardians etc, who fail to meet acceptable standards of behaviour.
Offending Clubs / Teams are likely to have their membership of this league cancelled for failing to control players, spectators and officials.
*MANAGERS AND MATCH OFFICIALS ARE EXPECTED TO REPORT ANY ABUSE OR MISCONDUCT FROM THE TOUCHLINE VIA YOUR SECRETARY TO YOUR LEAGUE SECRETARY AND THEREAFTER CHESHIRE FA.