Code Of Conduct

The SBMSC Code of Conduct describes what children can expect from adults at our football matches

The Code of Conduct states adults should not argue with the referee.

Children can expect adults not to :

  • Attempt to “coach” or “manipulate” the players while they are playing
  • Shout, swear, become violent or use sarcasm
  • Ignore Children who need help
  • Attempt to “referee” the game by appealing for freekicks, offsides etc.
  • Assess players by their incompetence
  • Abuse or argue with the referee or linesman

But children can expect adults to:

  • Praise effort and performance more than results
  • Look for aspects to praise in players who might not otherwise get attention
  • Give them clear examples of excellent behaviour
  • Show consistency
  • Assess players with regard to their skills and attitudes
  • Praise good behaviour quickly to show adults value it
  • Help, encourage and support

REMEMBER: Children do not mean to make mistakes

Thousands of boys and girls from nearly 250 teams play friendly football fixtures in age groups Under 7 to Under 12.