WDSL Code of Conduct – Parents/Guardians/Spectators

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Remember that although children play organised soccer they are not miniature professionals. Don’t place excessive pressure on children to perform to unrealistically high expectations. Children play soccer to develop their skills, to have fun and enjoy the game.

Be on your best behaviour and lead by example. The behaviour of a team’s supporters will often be remembered long after the result of the game. Be remembered for the right reasons.

Applaud good play, sportsmanship and best effort by the visiting team as well as your own.

Welcome and respect all your teams’ opponents. Without them there would be no match.

Condemn the use of violence in all forms at every opportunity.

Verbal abuse of players, match officials or opposing supporters cannot be accepted in any shape or form. Players or match officials should never be regarded as fair targets for ignorant or abusive behaviour

Do not interfere with the running of team or while the team are playing.  Managers and assistant managers have their team and players best interest, so it is important to trust decisions they make.

Do not get into conflict with Managers, in the event you have an issue, deal with it in an appropriate manner and where necessary follow the formal complaints procedure set out by the club. Remember lead by example.

Parents to bring their children on time for training sessions and matches, also to collect their children on time.  In the event parents are delayed they are to make alternative plans for their child/children’s collection and inform the manager.  Football is not a “child Minding Service”.