Codes Of Conduct & Terms and Conditions
The main aim of the Australian Football Skool is not only to help develop quality footballers but more importantly quality people with values and morals that will be used in their future lives and careers, whatever that may be.
In order to achieve this goal, we need to maintain the ideal environment so the young boys and girls learn valuable lessons for life.
Respect should always be present on and off the football field, respect for the referees, for the coaches, for the opposition, for the supporters, for their own teammates and for the facilities they use.
Our common goal is to educate and further equip the young boys and girls with the skills and the right attitudes that will help them achieve their goals in the future.
Fair Play is a vital component to keeping an ideal learning environment for the players. Let’s not just focus on the results from the games, but rather on the performances and the improvement the players and the teams are making each time they play.
Remember that there is something far more important at stake than the result of a game, that is providing the opportunity for young players to practice good habits, learn from their mistakes and to express themselves.
Please refer to the codes of conduct that apply to all partcicipants (players, coaches, officials and supporters)
Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by AFS with possible expulsion from the event.
Players’ Code of Conduct
“For the Good of the Game”
This code of conduct shall apply to all participants involved in the Australian Football Skool. Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by AFS with possible expulsion from the event.
- Winning at all costs isn’t everything; at this age learning is more important than winning.
- I will only listen to my coaches’ instructions during training and games. No one else.
- I will not engage in the use of crude, foul or abusive language that may be deemed offensive or engage in any conduct detrimental to the image of the game when on or off the field.
- I will never argue with the referee and/or assistant referees regarding decisions they make.
- I will treat participants, officials and spectators with respect.
- I will play by the laws of the game.
- I will cooperate with my coach, teammates, referees and officials at all times.
- I will not use any banned substance or drugs of dependence throughout my involvement in the event.
- I will display good sportsmanship at all times.
- I will play for the fun of it and not just to please parents and coaches
Parents’ Code of Conduct
This code of conduct shall apply to parents and guardians. Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by Australian Football Skool.
- Do not Coach your child during training sessions and games. That’s what the coaches are there for; it sends mixed messages to the players creating confusion.
- Cheer on and encourage the players at all times, even the opposition, applaud good football all-round.
- Winning at all costs isn’t everything, we’re here to develop the players and at this age learning is more important than winning.
- Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
- Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
- Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.
- Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game. Remember that children learn best by example, applaud good play by all teams.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
- Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
- Show appreciation of coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
- Respect the facilities that are being used in partnership with AFS.
- Keep clear from technical areas, benches and change rooms during games and tournament. This is the ideal time for coaches to teach players without any interference
Coaches’ Code of Conduct
“For the Good of the Game”
- This code of conduct shall apply to all coaching staff and team managers. Any breach thereof shall be subject to disciplinary action by Australian Football Skool.
- Respect referees’ decisions, they are also human and will make mistakes
- Do not abuse referees at any stage during the tournament
- Remember that players participate for fun and winning is only part of the fun
- Never ridicule or yell at players for making mistakes or for not winning games
- Be reasonable in your demands on a player’s time, energy and enthusiasm
- Always operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach your players to do the same
- Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities
- Ensure that the equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
- Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, referees, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage players to do the same
- Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a doctor when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition games
- Obtain appropriate coaching qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth development and conditioning of junior players
- Any physical contact by the coach with a player should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every player regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
AFS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- You will abide by the directions from the management staff appointed by Australian Football Skool (AFS).
- It is your responsibility to ensure you have the latest information on all AFS activities
- If any of your personal details change, notify AFS as soon as possible.
- You will abide by the Player’s Code of Conduct.
- Any video or photos taken by official AFS media staff is the property of the AFS and can be used for promotional purposes on media at the AFS’ discretion. Should you have an issue with this please contact us on 1300 436 682 before the event
- I/we understand that there is no player accident insurance cover for any player that takes part in this tournament. It is strongly recommended that players have their own private health cover before they take part in this event. Each player will need their parent/guardian to sign the consent form before competing in the tournament, please see your team manager for more details
- Players will have adequate photo ID to prove their age at the tournament if requested by AFS officials
- By breaching any of these requirements you may be placed on probation or have your place in the AFS event terminated.