The Crookwell Senior Soccer Club will not tolerate any action that is detrimental to the Clubs name and its or any of its members reputations.
· Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents, coach or fellow players.
· Play by the Laws of the Game.
· Never argue with or complain about referee's calls or decisions.
· Control your temper. Most of all resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
· Concentrate on playing soccer with your best efforts. Work equally hard for your team as for yourself.
· Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it's your team or your opponent's.
· Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
· Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
· Don't be a showoff or a ball hog.
· Cooperate with your coaches, team mates, opponents and the referees.
· Enthusiastically support and practice the "Everyone Plays," "Good Sportsmanship” and “Positive Coaching” philosophies of the NSW Amateur Soccer Federation.
· Be reasonable in your demands on a player’s time, energy, enthusiasm and performance on the field.
· Impress on your players that they must abide by the Laws of the Game at all times.
· Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgement of referees and opposing coaches.
· Ensure that your players' soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it). Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making mistakes or losing a game.
· Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved. Players need a coach they can respect.
· Keep informed of sound principles of coaching, growth and child development.
· Check your equipment and playing facilities. They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.
· Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
· As a spectator, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of players.
· Through your encouragement and good example, you can help assure that all players learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. In NSW Amateur Soccer Federation, players learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all they have fun.
· Supporting players by giving encouragement and showing interest in their team is very important.
· Encourage that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory - that way players will always be winners despite the outcome of the game!
· Applaud good plays by all players in both teams.
· Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sports activities.
· Coaches, managers, referees and committee members are usually parents or people who like soccer. They volunteer their time to help make the players soccer experiences positive ones. They need your support too.
· That means refraining from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines.
· Support and assist the committee as this is a voluntary organisation.