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Parents Code Of Conduct

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR - PARENTS 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14

Remember that young people participate in Futsal for pleasure and enjoyment, not yours.

Encourage young persons to participate; do not force them.

Focus on the young person's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.

Encourage young persons to always play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility, verbal abuse or violence.

Never ridicule or yell at a young person for making the mistake of losing a competitive event.

Remember that young people learn best by positive example.

Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.

Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from football sporting activities.

Respect officials' decisions and teach young players to do likewise.

Show control, respect and appreciation to all involved with Futsal –players, opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, other parents and spectators – and encourage players to do the same.

Remember that without many of these volunteer persons, your child would not be able to participate in Futsal sporting activities.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person participating in the sport of football, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Play your essential role in preventing sports rage. However, sports rage is often the result of many factors, and parents can reduce its incidence by being good role models and helping to create a positive sporting environment.

Consider and deal with each of the following six essential actions by parents:


9.14.01 understand what young persons want from football sport – discuss this with your child – focus on what he/she likes most about the game;


9.14.02 encourage fair play – young persons learn the principles of fair play of respect, integrity and fairness through their involvement with Futsal – be a good role model;


9.14.03 keep your emotions in check – unruly adult emotion at young persons' sport is sport rage at its worst – never use foul language, harass others or get involved with verbal abuse of anyone;


9.14.04 respect the coach – interact with courtesy through the team manager and leave the coaching to the coach, regardless of whether you agree or disagree;


9.14.05 respect the referee and officials – these persons are there to make the game fair and more enjoyable for everyone – they are human and may occasionally make mistakes – you must understand this and explain it to your child – your behaviour towards these persons will affect the player's attitude;


9.14.06 uphold the parental code of conduct – you must understand, accept, support and enforce the parental code of conduct, including the requirement not to drink alcohol at junior matches or arrive at the field intoxicated, which can be enforced at Futsal sporting events.

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