• Remember, young people play football for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate in the playing of football. If the child is to play, he/she will do so in good time through your encouragement
  • Be on your best behaviour and lead by example. Do not use profane language or harass referees, Coaches or players
  • Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from football
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and Coaches. Do not publicly question the referees' judgement and never their honesty
  • Do not coach your child from the sidelines. That is the job of the team’s Coach
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would not be a match
  • Applaud good play on both sides
  • Encourage your child to play by the Laws of the Game
  • Help young people to work towards skill improvement and being a “good sport”
  • Teach young children that honest endeavour is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment
  • Do not place an emphasis on winning at all costs
  • Understand the value of team sports and the importance thereof
  • Be proud of your Club and the Game of Football.