Fair Play Codes
For the Children in Sport
1. Play for your own enjoyment, not to please parents, teachers or coaches.
2. Control your temper; fighting and “mouthing off” spoil the game for everyone.
3. Co-operate with your team mates and opponents, for without them you don’t have a game.
4. Play by the rules.
5. Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.
6. Winning is only part of it. Having fun, making friends and doing your best are also important.
7. Cheer on good play, both your team and your opponents.
8. Remember the coaches and officials are there to help you. Co-operate with them.
Notes for Parents
1. Your child will be given a shirt at the start of the season. Please look after this shirt and return it to your coach on Gala Day.
2. Remember, children play for their enjoyment, not yours.
3. Encourage your child or children to play by the rules of the game and by the fair play codes.
4. Never ridicule or yell at your child.
5. Applaud all good plays, both your child’s team and the opponent’s team.
6. Actions speak louder than words; make sure your behaviour sets a good example for fair play.
7. Support all efforts to remove violence from children’s sport.
8. Show your appreciation of volunteer coaches, referees and officials.
9. If your child is unable to play, please make every effort to let your coach know as soon as possible.
10. Support Junior Soccer by showing up for the net roster and if you’re unable to do it when rostered, find a replacement.
11. Draws for each Saturday’s games are posted on our website www.crookwellsoccer.org.au and are submitted for publication in the Crookwell Gazette, they will normally, but no always, appear in Thursday’s paper.
12. If Junior Soccer if cancelled for any reason, notice of such changes will be broadcast over 2GN and 93.5 Eagle FM on Saturday morning, if possible between 7.30am and 8.00am, so please listen carefully. If time permits they will also be posted on our website.
Notes for Coaches
There are never enough coaches to go around that is why we as the committee often call upon you, the parent for coaching duties.
Coaching is very rewarding, and it can be very frustrating. Over the years, we have found that the more you put into it the more you get out of it and the more the kids will benefit.
Try to show the kids the basics of the game and always try to see the positive side of things.
Thank you to every coach who gives up part of their weekend for the enjoyment of our children.
1. All coaches MUST fill out a working with children form at the start of each season.
2. Draws for each Saturday’s games are submitted for publication in the Crookwell Gazette and normally, but no always, appear in Thursday’s paper and on our website www.crookwellsoccer.org.au.
3. The Upper Lachlan Shire Council, Club President and Secretary will only make cancellations to fixtures.
4. Notice of such changes will be broadcast over 2GN and 93.5 Eagle FM on Saturday morning, if possible between 7.30am and 8.00am, so please listen carefully. If time permits it will also be posted on our website www.crookwellsoccer.org.au If you think, there may be a chance that soccer could be called off for that day contact any committee member listed on the website. (The above includes inclement weather).
5. All matches must start at times set down and be played in accordance with the playing by-laws.
6. Any coach with a complaint or who wishes to lodge a protest must do so OFFICIALLY through the club secretary within 24 hours of match.
7. Any enquiries should be directed to the club secretary.
8. All persons involved in any way with soccer are advised to take note of the playing by-laws of the Crookwell Junior Soccer Club, which appear on this website.
9. Finally, please remember that we should play all promote that all games are played in a friendly and honest manner. Un-sportsmanship behaviour or dishonesty has no place in sport, most particularly in junior sport.
In our Club, fair play is a way of life, and courteous conduct is our reward.
Also, remember that referees and linesman are people who enjoy the sport (and are mostly young) and adjudicate the game on your behalf. Accept and appreciate their decisions.
There is always insufficient people available to referee and run lines in soccer games. So if you are interested we are prepared to teach you the laws of the game at a training session.
You will find refereeing very rewarding and you will get to meet many different people. In addition, it’s a great way to get fit and earn some extra income.
You will be welcomed by the Junior Soccer Club, so if you are interested please contact the referee coordinator.
The Referee Coordinator will appoint a referee and linesperson to matches. If the appointed referee cannot do rostered duty they are to find a replacement. If unable to find a replacement the referee coordinator must be notified.
The referees’ duty is to:
a. Collect ball, whistle and score card before the game.
b. Check all players’ shoes and shin pads.
c. Tick off all players names and write in any substitutes name on match card
d. Ensure the game starts on time.
e. Show on the scorecard with a cross each goal scorer.
f. Show clearly on the scorecard the final score.
g. Write comments on the scorecard to assist the Club’s Publicity Officer.
h. Ensure all attacking players in C and D Grade retire to the halfway line when a goal kick is taken.
i. Encourage good throw-ins in A, B and C Grade.
j. Promote fair play and a clean game.
k. Return ball, whistle and scorecard after the game.
l. Report any problems to the Referee Coordinator.