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Code of Conduct for Coaches

  1. Remember that as a coach of an ‘age-grade team’ you are acting ‘in loco parentis’ and that you have a duty of care to all your players.
  2. Lead by example - young people need a coach they can respect as a Role Model.
  3. Be generous with your praise and never ridicule, shout at players for making mistakes or losing a match.
  4. Teach your players that the Laws of the Game are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break.
  5. Ensure that you are appropriately qualified by gaining the relevant coaching accreditation for your particular level.
  6. Be reasonable in your demands on the players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.