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Broach Hill Citroen Driffield Junior Football Club
Driffield Junior Football Club
(Founded 2002)

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As a registered Driffield Junior Football Club player you are expected to understand the following rules and behave accordingly.
In the case of young players the parent(s) or guardians is asked to explain the meaning of the Code of Conduct and help the player to comply:-

1. You must be polite to your team Manager and to all adults you come into contact with when taking part in training sessions and competitive games.

2. You must treat with respect other players you are involved with either as team mates or members of teams you are playing against.

3. You must not swear.

4. You must turn up for training sessions and games on time.

5. If you are unable to attend a training session or any game you have been selected to play in you must let your Manager know as soon as possible.

6. You must not complain about decisions made by a referee. If you do you could-be sent off the field of play.

7. You must behave yourself and never do anything which would give Driffield Juniors a bad names Remember always that you are representing the Club which has a good reputation.

8. You must when training or taking part in a game encourage your team mates and not criticise any of them.

9. You must play the game fairly and not deliberately injure or try to injure another player.

10. You must not damage any property or equipment and take care of Club footballs and kit.

11. You must arrange for your Club subscription, fee to be paid on time.

12. You must let your Team Manager know if you wish to leave Driffield Juniors.

13. You must let your Team Manager know if you change your address or telephone number. Enjoy your football with Driffield.

This Code of Conduct will help you to do so and develop your progress with the Club..
A Manager, (including Assistant Managers) must set an example to the players under his control.
In particular he should:-

1. Behave properly at all times and not swear or be aggressive in behaviour.

2. Encourage players both on and off the field.

3. Refrain from criticising individual players particularly in the presence of team mates. Such criticism can be humiliating to
youngsters and could well drive them away from the Sport.

4. Set an example during games by not questioning the decisions of the referee and assistant referees or criticising opposition players.

5. Ensure that your team/parents/supporters conduct themselves properly during a game. Aggressive behaviour, bad language and
criticism of players or a referee should be dealt with quickly.

6. Have available a first aid kit for use, if need be, at training and competitive games.

7. Be reliable and punctual. If training or games are cancelled each player or his/her parents should be informed as soon as possible.

8. Keep players and parents well informed of Club and Team news.

9. Avoid horseplay or inappropriate behaviour. Physical contact should be avoided (save in the case of a Manager's son/daughter) or
when treating injuries.

10. Wherever possible avoid travelling with a youngster alone in a car (exceptin the case of the son/daughter).

11. Pay all monies received on behalf of Driffield Junior FC as soon as possible to the Treasurer.

12. To maintain a well disciplined team by being firm but fair.

13. Keep the Club Officials informed of the Team's progress and report any incidents of significance without delay.

14. Attend Club meetings and submit apologies to the Chairman or Secretary whenever it is not possible to be present.

15. Not leave any games or training sessions until arrangements have been made for each player to be returned home.

16. Not engage in football practice with any players in a way which involves bodily contact which could cause injury.
"Children develop differently and at different rates; they react differently to the same pressures."

1. Children should not be forced to participate in soccer, they are not playing to satisfy your ambition.

2. Children and young people are involved in soccer for their enjoyment, not yours.

3. Always encourage your child to play by the rules.

4. Teach your child that effort and teamwork are as important as victory , so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.

5. Never ridicule or shout at your child for making mistakes or losing in competition.

6. Children learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team.

7. Do not publicly question any officials decisions and never doubt his or her honesty.

8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children's soccer.

9. Recognize the value and importance of coaches. They give their time and efforts Free to help your child.

10. Set an example by being friendly to parents of the opposition.

11. Emphasize enjoyment and fun.

12. Praise effort as well as improvement.

Follow these Rules and the game will be much better and more enjoyable for all concerned.

Although we all like to be winners, it is playing the game that counts above all.