Code of conduct

All players in the FDA Academy will be expected to abide by the following code of conduct:

• Be punctual and committed to the Academy program.
• Participate in training, games and other Academy activities to the best of your ability.
• Look after the wellbeing of your team players and everyone else on the pitch.
• Advise your coach immediately of any injuries you may have suffered.
• Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
• Play for the fun of it, and not just to please parents and coaches.
• Play by the rules.
• Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.
• Work equally hard for yourself and for your team. Remember football is a team sport, so the better is your performance, the better is the performance of the entire team.
• Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they be by your team or the opposition.
• Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents.

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All parents/guardians of players in the FDA Academy will be expected to abide by the following code of conduct:

• Your child is a member of the FDA Academy. Please remember that your conduct reflects directly on the reputation of the Academy.
• 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 efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
• Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
• Show appreciation of coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.







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