1. Play for the “fun of it”, not just to please your players, parents or coach.
2. Play by the laws of the game.
3. Never argue with the Referee or Assistant Referee’s decision.
4. Control your temper and use your energies for the playing of better football.
5. Be a good sport. Recognise all good play, whether by your team or by your opponent’s team.
6. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player.
7. Remember that the aims of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
8. Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents, for without them you would not have a game.
9. Learn the laws of the game and you will be a much better player.
10. Promote the code of conduct amongst your team mates.
1. As a coach, you by your actions and conduct, set the example for your players, parents/guardians and spectators. Set a good example at all times.
2. Read the players, spectators, parents/guardian code. Understand what is being asked of all participants in your sport. Actively promote these codes.
3. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the result of a game.
4. Ensure that each player is correctly dressed with necessary safety equipment, shin pads etc, before being allowed to play.
5. Get treatment for an injured player immediately and co-operate with other specialists in the best interest of the player.
6. Never either physically or mentally push children beyond their abilities. The game is of minor consideration when compared to the child’s future health and well being.
7. Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance. Never condone unacceptable behaviour by not acting upon it.
8. Always be prompt, courteous and correct when dealing with officials, referees and assistant referees.
9. Check that you have the correct qualifications and equipment before working with children.
10. Read the laws of the game and assist your players in understanding them.
11. Promote the code of conduct.
12. Agree to a self-certificated check with regard to your suitability to work with children.
1. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in football.
2. Remember children are involved in football for their enjoyment and not yours.
3. Encourage your child to play to the laws of the game and not to argue with referees and other officials.
4. Teach your child that honest effort is more important than victory, so that the result of the game is accepted without undue disappointment.
5. Turn losing in to winning by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
6. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a game.
7. Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and members of the opposition.
8. Do not question the referee’s judgement or honesty. Remember he/she is only human with the same feelings as you and like you, sometimes may make an honest error.
9. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from the children’s football.
10. Recognise the importance and value of coaches.
11. Read the laws of the game to understand better what you are looking at and commenting on.
1. Remember that children play organised sports for their own enjoyment. They are not there to entertain you.
2. Be on your best behaviour. Do not use profane language or harass (verbally or physically), players, coaches, referees or assistant referees.
3. Applaud all good play by your team and the opposing team.
4. Show respect for your teams opponents. Without them there would be no game.
5. Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during the game.
6. Respect the referee and assistant referee’s decisions. Remember they are only human with the same feelings as you and like you, sometimes make an honest error.
7. Encourage players always to play according to the laws of the game.
8. Read the laws of the game to better understand what you are looking at and commenting on.
9. Promote this code of conduct amongst other spectators.
1. The club shall be called Woodford Youth Football Club for age groups under 6 to under 16 and shall be affiliated to Essex County Football Association.
?. The objective of the Club is to provide local youths with the opportunity and facilities to play football from the age groups under 6 to under 16.
3. The Club's colours are orange shirt, orange shorts and orange socks.
4. Equipment is the property of Woodford Youth F.C.
5. Registered players will receive one new complete kit every two years. Should an item need replacing during the season it will be paid for by the player. No Woodford football kit can be ordered unless it goes through the Club Secretary.
6. Registration cards will not be signed by the Club Secretary without payment of signing on fee unless in exceptional circumstances.
7. There will be a signing on fee at the start of each season. Fees shall not be refunded.
8. Monthly fees are to be paid upon registration by one of the following methods:
9. The Club Committee shall have the authority to levy further subscriptions (not exceeding £10 per member, per season), to fulfill the objectives of the Club.
10. Players will not be de-registered or transferred until any outstanding fees or fines have been paid.
11. The Club will only pay fines resulting from incorrect match cards. Fines for cautions, abandoned games will be paid for by the players/parents/spectators involved.
12. The Club will have Codes of Conduct that must be adhered to, for Managers, Coaches, Spectators, Parents and Players.
13. Everyone connected with Woodford Youth F.C. must preserve the good name and reputation of the Club.
14. Disciplinary procedures will be carried out, as deemed necessary, by the County affiliated to and internally when required by the Club Disciplinary Committee, made up of elected Club members, the number of which shall be three. The Club may invoke disciplinary procedures upon any member who is in breach of Club Rules. The decisions of the Club Disciplinary Committee are final. There shall be no appeal procedures. The Club Disciplinary Committee shall have the power to expel a member when, in their opinion, it would not be in the interests of the Club for them to remain a member. There shall be no appeal procedures.
15. Should a player wish to make an internal transfer, the player?s current team manager must be informed of their intention, prior to any approach to another Woodford Youth team. Any manager, who is approached by a player from a fellow Woodford Youth team, must ensure the approach has been made with the full knowledge of the player?s current team manager. The Club may invoke disciplinary procedures upon anyone in breach of this rule.
16. The Club will have a qualified Child Welfare Officer and a Child Protection Policy in place at all times.
17. The Club will host a Presentation Evening for all players at the end of every season. All players will receive a trophy. In addition there will be awards presented for the following: Players Player of the Year, Parents Player of the Year and Managers Player of the Year.
18. Registering with Woodford Youth F.C. does not guarantee your child a full match every week.
19. Managers meetings will be held at regular intervals.
20. Rules may be considered for additions/deletions. Rule changes must be considered and approved by 3 Committee members.