IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE FUN
- Above all, remember that everyone participates in sport for their enjoyment – this is not the World Cup.
DON’T ABUSE ANYONE – BE GOOD ROLE MODELS
- Encourage the players and cheer for them but never criticise or abuse them.
- Referees are volunteers who are doing their best. Don’t abuse them – “No Respect, No Referees, No Game”.
- Smoking and drinking on the sidelines are not allowed.
COACHES ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO SHOULD COACH
- Unless the coach asks for help, please remember that the coach is the only person who should tell the players where to be and what to do.
- Coaches shouldn’t run up and down the sidelines to instruct players – do that from the technical area or for junior goalies, have them supported discreetly and calmly from nearby behind the goals.
- Barracking from behind the goal lines is not allowed – it’s unfair to the opposition team.
STAY OFF THE FIELD
- If a player is injured, coaches, parents and supporters MUST NOT go onto the field until the referee invites you to do so.
- If players are arguing or fighting DO NOT go onto the field – you’ll just make it 10 times worse. The referee will deal with it.