PROMOTING FOOTBALL, CREATING A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT

posted Jan 24, 2017, 5:37 AM by Wheathampstead Wanderers

Wheathampstead Wanderers aim not just to play football but to promote football.  We seek to place the interests of the players first, creating a positive environment in which to learn and love the game.

 

BEFORE THE GAME

DO:

- Make our guests feel welcome;

- Put out the cones needed to mark the respect line and respect signs before our guests arrive;

- Ensure the pitch is safe, goals are properly anchored and there are flags on all corner poles;

- Make sure a match delegate has been appointed, wears the MD jacket, and is aware of their duties.

 

DURING THE GAME

DO:

- Provide positive encouragement for all the children, and applaud good play from both teams;

- Let the kids play and enjoy the experience of learning for themselves;

- Allow the coach to provide the coaching;

- Promote and acknowledge good sportsmanship;

- Enjoy the game.

DON’T:

- Make any derogatory or negative comments to, or about, anyone;

- Question the referee’s decisions;

- Raise your voice or shout at the children, coaches, referee or our guests;

- Stand in front of, or pace up and down, the respect line or stand behind the goal;

- Enter the pitch, even if your child is injured, unless invited to do so;

- Expect too much from the children.

 

AFTER THE GAME

DO:

- Praise all the children, thank the coaches and referee and enquire after anyone injured;

- Take all litter away;

- Make sure all equipment is backed away and stored neatly;

- Ensure any storage facilities and gates are locked.

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