Important Messages and Responsibilities for Managers and Coaches at Seaforth FC

Thank you for volunteering to be a coach or manager for Seaforth FC. Listed below are some key messages and responsibilities that you must be aware of.

You must please …

[ for teams from U6 to U18 ]

Ensure that your most important objectives for each player are – to improve their skills, to make their season enjoyable and to foster their self-esteem. These are the criteria Seaforth FC will use to measure and value your success. Please ensure that you comply with the Seaforth FC Equal Game Time policy – everyone pays the same registration fee.

Of course a team should also have a competitive culture and aim to win, but remember; ultimately these children are just playing for enjoyment in a local community-based league. It’s not representative football and it’s not the A-League or the English Premier League. Put everything in perspective and don’t let an adult pre-occupation with winning detract from the positive experience they should have.

Ensure that you apply proper Duty of Care to all players at all times – before, during and after all training sessions and all games

[ for all teams ]

Make sure that you understand all the relevant safety policies (including for lightning and hot weather) and how you should manage serious injuries and concussion
( all policies and guidelines are available to download on our website at “Media / Policies & Documents” – )

Read the MWFA and Seaforth FC Codes of Conduct and ensure that you and all team players and supporters comply with the codes at all times
( these are available to download on our website at “Club Info / Conduct Codes” – )

Read the Seaforth FC Club Information Manual – to understand all club information, procedures and obligations… and especially, to know how to deal with wet weather.
( The manual is available to download on our website at “Club Info / SFC Info Manual” – Our wet weather info is on our website at “Club Info / Wet Weather Info” – )

Make the Club President or Club Secretary your first point of contact for any inquiries to do with send-offs, match protests or serious incidents

ensure all the team’s players, coaches and managers are registered and have an MWFA Id card – you must inform the club of any changes or if your team has a paid coach or trainer

understand the MWFA rules on borrowing players, performing identity checks and completing match cards
( refer to the MWFA website – “Library / Rules” and the Seaforth FC Club Information Manual )