Parent Conduct

The behaviour of players, their parents, spectators, officials and administrators is absolutely critical in ensuring that young players enjoy an appropriate environment in their formative years of playing football. Bearing in mind that the whole philosophy of ALDI MiniRoos is based on replicating street football, where children play without adults and referees, the major focus should be on letting the children play with minimal instruction and plenty of encouragement.

Below are a series of codes of behaviour that all people involved in junior football, and in particular ALDI MiniRoos, must be aware of and abide by. Clubs may decide to have a team manager exchange a Code of Conduct before every game with each person giving an undertaking, on behalf of their players, parents and spectators, to behave in an appropriate manner. If this does not eventuate, the other team manager is entitled to refer the other person back to the Code, and if inappropriate behaviour persists, club representatives would need to become involved.

Parent Code of Behaviour

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them
  • Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than whether they win or lose
  • Encourage children to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performance and skilful plays by all participants
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators - without them, your child could not participate
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

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