Play by the rules. 

 Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition 

 Control your temper.  Verbal abuse of officials or other players, or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent, is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.

Work equally hard for yourself and your team.  Your team’s performance will benefit, so will you. 

Be a good sport.  Applaud all good plays whether they be by your team or the opposition

Treat all players as you would like to be treated.  Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.

Co-operate with your coach, team-mates and  opponents. Without them there would be no   competition.

 Play for the fun of it, and not to just please parents and coaches.

Ring your coach whenever you cannot attend training

Always were Academy clothing to and from the all games, no substitute clothing is allowed.

Covered foot ware is to be worn to and from all  training and games.

 Remember you are representing  Macquarie Football  Association and appropriate behaviour is expected.




 Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.

  Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

  Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.

  Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.

  Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

  Remember that children learn best by example.  Applaud good plays by all teams.

  Support all team efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from    sporting activities.

 Respect the officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.

 Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.  Without them, your child could not participate.

 Do not coach from the sideline, that is not your job and only confuses and embarrasses the players.

 Do not complain over trivial matters, the coaches job is hard enough.

 Follow the grievance policy



Remember that children take part for pleasure and that winning is only part of the fun.

 Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing.

 Be reasonable in your demands of a young player’s time, energy and enthusiasm.

  Teach your players to follow the rules.

  Whenever possible, group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success.

  Avoid overplaying the talented players.  The average players need and deserve equal time.

  Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.

  Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgment of officials and opposing coaches.

  Follow the advice of a doctor when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.

  Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of children.