Codes of Behaviour for Parents/Guardians of Players at Academy
Parents/Guardians are expected to:
■ Complete registration forms pertaining to their child’s participation with Ballymoney United Youth Academy.
■ Parents should refrain from smoking (including in cars while transporting children), drinking alcohol, using foul/ racial/ sectarian language while in the company of BUYA
■ Deliver and collect the child punctually to and from coaching sessions/matches and inform the coach prior to departure from the field of play if the child is to be collected early from a coaching session.
■ Only management staff are allowed in the changing rooms.
■ No parent/ relation of the child should approach coaches during or after matches regarding playing issues. If there is an issue the appropriate procedure must be carried out. (i.e. arrange to speak to the manager after training/ speak to coordinator)
■ Ensure their child is properly and adequately attired for the weather conditions of the time and ensure that proper football boots and shin-guards are worn at ALL times in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations.
■ Detail any health concerns pertaining to the child on the consent form, in particular breathing or chest conditions. Any changes in the state of the child's health should be reported to the coach prior to coaching sessions.
■ Encourage their child to play by the rules and teach them that they can only do their best.
■ Behave responsibly on the sidelines. Provide lots of encouragement but please leave instructions and “coaching” to the actual team coaches. Children are learning the game and too many conflicting orders simply confuse them and stops their enjoyment.
■ Show appreciation and support the coach. Acknowledge the importance and role of the club coaches who provide their time free to ensure children’s participation in the club.
■ Be realistic.
■ Accept the official’s judgement.
■ Promote their child’s participation for fun.
■ Parents must abide by NIBFA regulations which state that no one other than coaching staff, players and officials should be inside fencing on match days.
CODES OF BEHAVIOUR FOR Players
Players are expected to:
■ Play for enjoyment and to improve performance, NOT just to please their parents or coaches.
■ Where rules apply, players must try to understand them and stick to them (if you don’t understand, please ask your coach to explain, that’s what they are there for).
■ Accept the decision of the coaches and officials.
■ Take care of equipment owned by the club.
■ Refrain from the use of bad language or racial/sectarian references.
■ Control their tempers at ALL times.
■ Be good sports, cheer all good play, whether it is your own team members or an opponent.
■ Work hard for themselves and their team.
■ Treat other players as they would like to be treated.
■ Players are expected to attend all training sessions (Please contact the coach if the child is unable to train)
■ Players registered with the club are not permitted to play or train with any other team during the football season (excludes School Teams)