Players and Supporters Code of Conduct


■           Play by the rules.

■           Always be fair, no matter what the outcome.

■           Know and obey the laws of the game.

■           Work for the good of the team. 

■           Be aware of, and adhere to mini Soccer Cup’s terms and conditions, rules, regulations and policies.

■           Accept the decisions of the officials with good grace.

■           Be generous when your team wins.

■           Be graceful when your team loses.

■           Believe in the honesty of your opponents

■           Refrain from any harassment of others.

■           Never encourage, condone or participate in any activities that may intentionally injure players/spectators/officials, or damage facilities.

■           You should show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.

■           Develop and encourage an appreciation of the game of soccer. 

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

■           Control your temper, verbal abuse, sledging, intimidation or threats made of other players, coaches or spectators or officials and, deliberately distracting or provoking or harassing an opponent or any sort of violence are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in this competition.

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

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

■           Treat all participants in the game as you like to be treated. Do not bully, sledge or take unfair advantage of another competitor.

■           Cooperate with your coach, team mates, opponents and officials. Without them there would be no competition.

■           Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.

■           Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

■           Loud constant arguing and swearing within your own team  with other teams and with officials is not tolerated in this competition. Teams will be suspended if they continue to behave in this manner.

■           Constant questioning of every decision made by official will not be tolerated. If you are concerned with the referees conduct please inform roaming official or competition manager.

■           Players or team who are violent during a game will be expelled from the competition and the incident will be reported to police.

■           Do not deliberately kick, push, hold or shove other players on or off the ball. This behaviour is not acceptable in this competition.

■           Do not tackle other players from behind – this is is dangerous behaviour an is unacceptable in this competition.

2. Coaches

■           Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.

■           Never ridicule or yell at a young player for making a mistake or not coming first.

■           Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.

■           Operate within the rules and spirit of football and teach your players to do the same.

■           Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All young people are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.

■           Avoid overplaying the talented players; all players need and deserve equal time and encouragement.

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

■           Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with football and Mini Soccer Cup. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage your players to do the same.

■           Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.

■           Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young people.

■           Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.

■           Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

3. Spectators

■           Do not enter the field of play unless permission is given to attend an injured player.

■           Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.

■           Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.

■           Mini Soccer Cup condemns the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other spectators, coaches, officials or players.

■           Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.

■           Do not use violence, harassment or abuse in any form (that is, do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators).

■           Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

■           Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.

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

■           Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition.

■           Show appreciation for good performance and skilful plays by all players (including opposing players).

■           Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under the age of 18 years, as your words and actions are an example.

■           Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

■           Be a positive role model.

■           Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of, this code of behaviour.

This Code of Conduct is to assist Mini Soccer Cup  staff and volunteers in ensuring that their conduct meets ethical and professional standards and assists in ensuring that Mini Soccer Cup meets its commitments to its customers.