Code Of Conduct For Parents & Players
FOOTBALL IS A PHYSICAL AND OFTEN EMOTIONAL GAME. GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS IMPORTANT AND IS EXPECTED FROM ALL PLAYERS ON AND OFF THE FIELD. THE FOLLOWING IS THE STANDARD THAT ALL PLAYERS AND PARENTS MUST ABIDE BY AS A PARTICIPANT AND A SPECTATOR IN THE OCEANSIDE YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
Players and Parents/Spectators must not use any profane or vulgar language at any time, any place during practices and games.
Players and Parents/Spectators must be 100% respectful of team-mates, coaches, officials and teams you play against. No back talk or trash talk will be tolerated.
Players and Parents/Spectators must strive to support and encourage your team-mates at all times. No bullying will be tolerated.
Players must wear their complete set of football gear including mouth guards for all practices and games.
Players shall strive to be on time for practices and games. If you are unable to attend, you must contact your coach or team manager.
Players will always bring their own bottle of water or sports drink to practices and games. Hydration is important
Oceanside Youth Football Association has a zero tolerance for smoking, possession of or consumption of alcohol or drugs by players or parents/spectators etc. at all practices and games.
Players and Parents/Spectators shall remember that winning is not everything and that learning the fundamentals of football, developing skills and displaying great sportsmanship are the guiding principles of the Oceanside Youth Football Association.
Code of Conduct
Every player, every coach, every parent and every volunteer should always be treated with respect and courtesy.
No angry outbursts directed at a coach, manager, official, player or any volunteer will be tolerated or engaged. The best rule is: if you are upset about something, give it 24 hours then contact the manager or coach with your concern – the same applies to emails – cool off, think and then respond.
Do not shout or give any instructions to officials If it’s a bad call TOO BAD – move on. Life is about learning from mistakes and this especially applies to our young officials and players.
All of us care about our players very, very much – we as a group will always endeavour to treat every player fairly and keep them safe. Any information from a parent that can help this objective is enthusiastically welcomed.
If a point of contention comes up, if you feel you have a concern that has to be heard or whatever the case may be, please remember to respect each other – we are all here for the same reason.
Respect the officials at the game, please remember when you are cheering that these are grade school children on both sides of the ball who are playing this game – what you say and how you say it stays in a child’s memory for a long time.
In many ways, we are in the memory business and it is absolutely crucial that we all strive to give the best memories to our young players and officials; it gives them a great childhood and it makes them want to give their children the same experience in their adult life. It’s the positive energy that gives this program a sound future.