Be your child’s best fan and support him/her unconditionally.
When you take your child home after a match or training session, please be supportive and always focus on the positive aspects of their game.
Develop a responsibility in your child to pack their own kit, clean their boots and take a drinks bottle (full of water or squash only) to practise and games.
Respect the facilities at our opponents’ grounds.
Please remember that the coaches are parents who give up their time voluntarily to run the club and coach your child.
Do not criticise your child’s coach to your child or to other parents. If you are not happy with the coach you should raise the issue with the coach and/or Club Chairman at an appropriate time and in an appropriate manner.
Encourage your child to speak with the coach. If your child is having difficulties in training or games, encourage him/her to speak directly to the coach. This “responsibility taking” is a big part of becoming a mature person. By handling off-the-field tasks, your child is claiming ownership of all aspects of their game.
Help your child to focus on the performance and not the result. Remember — winning is not as important as the performance.
Support all the players in your child’s squad. Do not criticise anyone. Please remember — children do not mean to make mistakes.
Do not criticise the opponents, their parents or their officials.
Never audibly dispute a referee’s decision. They will make mistakes occasionally. We all do. If you abuse or shout at the referee you are breaking the rules of the game.
Parents/guardians must not coach from the touchline during matches or training. Leave this to the coach or you may cause confusion and erode your child’s confidence.
Parents/guardians must not enter the field of play.
Ensure that you or another designated parent or carer is at every home training session/match and away match as the coaches are not responsible for your child during these periods.
Advise your coach if you child cannot attend a match or training session. The club fully supports the reasoning that if a child constantly misses training they will not be automatically included in the matches, regardless of their ability (coaches discretion).
Please remember — the game is for the children. It is not for the glory of the coach or parents.
Please remember that Breech Lane playing field is part of Walton-on-the-Hill Primary School, so therefore dogs, smoking and alcohol are not permitted.
Be on time and prepared for matches and training sessions.
Respect your own home pitch and your opponents’ football pitches and equipment.
Display self–control in all situations. Never use foul or abusive language — before, during or after a game or training session.
Play according to the laws and spirit of the game.
Train and play to the best of your ability, have a positive attitude, and encourage others to do the same.
Respect the opposition. Treat them as you would like them to treat you.
Respect the referee, and never dispute their decisions. They are only human and they can make mistakes — just like you.
Turn up for training and matches in appropriate clothing and clean clothing.
Wear the right sort of footwear — football boots.
Always wear shin–pads.
Never leave the home/away ground unless you are with your own parent(s) or another designated adult.
If you wear glasses, please ensure they are the correct safety versions.