Code of conduct

Glenrothes Strollers Football Club fully supports the Scottish Youth Football Association Codes of Conduct.


Coaches and club officials Code Of Conduct.




All club officials and coaches shall be subject to all relevant rules, clauses, paragraphs and sub paragraphs of the SYFA Articles of Association, Supplementary and Playing Rules, Standing Orders, Player Protection Policy, Adults at Risk Protection Policy, Disciplinary Procedures and all related policies and any amendments there to and any regulations or decisions promulgated by the SYFA Board and regulations or decisions of the Scottish FA shall be binding.


• Club officials and coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including winning. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches,officials,doctors,physiotherapists) in the best interest of the player.


Club officials and coaches must ensure that players have appropriate kit when playing matches, especially during wet or cold periods.


Club officials and coaches must inform all players and parents of the club and SYFA Protection policies and procedures, ensuring that they have the name and full contact details for the club’s Protection Officer.


Club officials and coaches must show respect to others involved in the game including your club’s players, your club’s officials, your pposition’s players, your opposition club’s officials, match officials, all parents and supporters.


Club officials and coaches must always promote the positive aspects of football and never participate in or condone violations of the Laws of the Game or relevant SYFA rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques.


Club officials and coaches must ensure that all activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.


• Club officials and coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and where appropriate, their parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their club.


• Club officials and coaches must always be honest with players, parents, guardians and officials.


• Club officials and coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.


• Club officials and coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.


• Club officials and coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.


By registering as a coach with Glenrothes Strollers Community Club I agree to abide by these principles. I support the Club in its undertakings and encourage the Club to take any necessary disciplinary actions, where warranted, of any coaches, for repeated or serious breaches of these Codes of Conduct.




Parents and Spectators Code Of Conduct




Parents and spectators should adhere to the laws of the game, SYFA code of conduct, SYFA supplementary and playing rules, all SYFA protection policies, SYFA disciplinary procedures and all related SYFA policies and any amendments.


Parents and spectators should remember that young players play football for fun.


Parents and spectators should always applaud good play, effort and performance from both team’s players and not just results.


Parents and spectators should always remain outside the field of play or within any designated spectators area.


Parents and spectators should ensure that players obtain a sense of personal achievement have high self-esteem.


Parents and spectators should ensure that players improve their skills and techniques.


Parents and spectators should ensure that players have a positive attitude and show respect to other players, club officials, club coaches, match officials and other players and spectators.


Parents and spectators should always be positive and encouraging towards all of the players not just their own and always respect the match officials’ decisions.


Parents and spectators should develop an appropriate supportive relationship with both club officials and their son or daughter based on mutual trust and respect. Support the club’s decisions and discuss any concerns directly with the club.


Parents and spectators must never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behavior.


Parents and spectators must never coach any player during the game or confuse the players by telling them what to do.


Parents and spectators must never shout and scream or criticise a player for making a mistake as mistakes are part of the development of a player.


Parents and spectators MUST always encourage everyone participating in football.



Players Code Of Conduct




• Players should make every effort to develop their own abilities in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.


They must never criticise any team mate’s skills or technique or abilities.


Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game and training even if the team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved.


Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally and always shake hands with the other team and match official at the end of the game.


Set a positive example for all others and always have regard to the best interests of the game.


Do not use inappropriate language or gestures and resist any temptation to take banned substances or use banned techniques.


Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and the Laws of the Game to help your own team win but you must avoid all forms of gamesmanship, and time wasting.


Resist any influence which might, or might be seen to, bring into question your commitment to the team winning.


Treat opponents with due respect at all times by safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play, and help injured opponents irrespective of the result of the game.


Know and abide by the laws, rules and spirit of the game, and the competition rules.


Show due #Respect and accept the decisions of the match official without protest.


Abide by the instructions of your club officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this code.


You must show #Respect towards your club’s officials, your opponent’s club officials and all supporters.


Make sure you know the club’s Protection Officer and their full contact details.


Talk to the club’s Protection Officer or another club official that you trust if you are unhappy about anything at the club.


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