Coaches’ Code of Behaviour

  1. Remember that players participate for the fun of it and that winning is not everything;
  2. Be reasonable in your demands on younger players time, energy and enthusiasm;
  3. Teach your players to abide by the Rules and Laws of the Game;
  4. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet a reasonable safety standard and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players;
  5. Modify your approach to suit the skill levels and needs of players;
  6. Develop and enhance respect between players, opposition coaches and the decisions of the match official;
  7. Follow the advice of a physician when determining the extent of a player’s injury and beyond that, when players are returning from injury to training and match play;
  8. Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices (refer to Coach Accreditation Criteria);
  9. Take time out to teach players (& others) the Laws of the Game, hence raising their awareness;
  10. Remind all players to play within the spirit of the game at all times;
  11. Ensure players are good sports and ensure each team member shakes the hand of their opponents at the conclusion of every match;
  12. Do not smoke or consume alcohol from the team bench (Technical Area) or sideline;
  13. Remember the actions of yourself and your team is reflective of the perception others take away with them.