CODE OF CONDUCT: CLUB FOOTBALL (U11 PLAYERS) As a youth football player, you are beginning to understand morals and ethics as well as how you are expected to act. You are also beginning to realize that you not only represent yourself, but also your parents/guardians, your team, your coaches, and your overseeing organization.
By signing this code of conduct, you are confirming your assumption of the responsibilities listed below, promising that you will adhere to these regulations, and that you also subject yourself to the consequences and penalizations (also listed below) if you do happen to neglect or disregard these responsibilities and regulations. I _, hereby acknowledge my responsibilities and promise to adhere to these regulations laid out by my governing body.
I also subject myself to any/all of the forfeits and penalties should I choose to violate and neglect these. Ol will treat teammates, opponents, spectators, and coaches with respect. D I will act and play with kindness, courtesy, and integrity. Il will refrain from using profane language. Il will not engage in physical or verbal altercations with anyone. Ol will maintain a positive attitude. I will believe in my abilities. Ol will always do my best and put in maximal effort. Ol will encourage others to do their best.
If I violate or neglect any of these regulations or responsibilities, I subject myself to one or more of the appropriate following forfeits or penalties that will be decided upon by my coach and governing body. IA verbal apology to all parties involved. A written apology to all parties involved. O Suspensions. (Duration to be decided by coach and governing body. ) Fines. Withdrawal from the sport. O Possible legal action. х (Signature) (Date) (Date) (Signature of Parent) REPORT ASSESSMENT
This code of conduct is directed toward a team of under eleven football players, and the statements were written to help promote the development of a moral, ethical, and positive playing environment for the players. This positive playing environment will make playing more enjoyable, thus allowing child athletes to better develop their skills as well as developing moral and ethical views while feeling more competent and confident in their abilities while finding more enjoyment in playing the sport.
Many people believe that codes of conduct are futile in the fact that signing a document does not guarantee that people will comply with the rules and regulations laid out for them in the document, however, it is widely known that many sporting organizations and governing bodies of sport also include a list of possible sanctions or punishments that the player, in signing the document, is subjected to should he or she choose to not comply with the rules in which they have agreed to.
These will help prevent breaches of the code of conduct by instilling a sort of fear into the players who have signed it by explaining them the negative consequences that could potentially happen to them. Some may say that, ‘Someone could potentially still violate the code of conduct they have signed even after knowing the repercussions. ‘ This is a very valid point, that can simply be negated by stating that an athlete who chooses to breach or violate their signed code of conduct would still subject themselves to a punishment that their coaches and governing bodies would decide upon.
The feelings of embarrassment and the emotions that a player would endure upon performing the forfeit/s would also force the athlete to reflect upon his or her previous actions and ensure that they contemplate the actions they are to perform in the future before they perform them. It can also be said that not everybody who participates in sport will have improved moral and ethical outlooks or improved character, but according to Cassidy, Jones and Potrac in 2004, “a coach should act as a moral guide. This means that it is not specifically the sport that improves moral and ethical outlooks and development, but it actually “places the onus firmly on coaches to carefully consider courses of action and their consequences in relation to ethical behavior. ” (Cassidy, Jones and Potrac, 2004). “Despite the potential for sport to generate unethical behavior, it can also serve as an important catalyst for moral growth, personal development and social justice. ” (Cassidy, Jones and Potrac, 2004).
This means that even though sport could in fact create unethical behavior, it can also be a source of personal development, and moral growth. This is especially true when combined with positive moral guidance from coaches and positive moral upbringings by parents. It is no secret that when young athletes feel safe and have fun playing sports, they will want to improve and develop their talents. By putting in effect these rules to keep the playing environment safe and free of abuse, these athletes will have more fun and will want to develop and increase their talents.
Typically, playing sport can be exceptionally physically taxing and mentally stressful. Usually, the last phrase an athlete wants to hear when he or she is nervous is some sort of negative criticism about how they are playing. Bandura declared in 1978 that, “Because high arousal usually debilitates performance, individuals are more likely to expect success when they are not beset by aversive arousal than if they are tense and viscerally agitated. This generally states that being frazzled will typically have negative effects on performance and that people tend to perform more successfully when they are not flustered. This is the very reason I have included statements one through five and statement number eight. Adhering to these statements will diminish and negative comments and criticism towards players, and minimize the amount of emotional arousal. Less emotional arousal when playing sport will maximize performance and maintain happiness among players.
Statements six through eight were included to give the players more of a positive push towards being positive and being confident in their abilities and in the abilities of others. According to Bandura in 1978, “people who are socially persuaded that they possess the capabilities to master difficult situations and are provided with provisional aids for effective action are likely to mobilize greater effort than those who receive only the performance aids. This essentially means that people, or in this case it would be athletes, who can be swayed into feeling that they have the ability to skillfully complete certain challenging tasks in sport are given a sort of temporary guidance that causes them to put in a greater effort than they would normally put in if they only relied on the performance aids.
Statements five through seven were also included in this code of conduct to portray negative outcomes of matches or training sessions seem more excusable and less important to the athletes and the positive outcomes will be more appreciated, celebrated, and reflected upon. After strong efficacy expectations are developed through repeated success, the negative impact of occasional failures is likely to be reduced. ” (Bandura, 1978) In essence, after loads of continued success, athletes will develop such high expectations and confidence in themselves that their shortcomings will h vill have less of a negative effect. This will have a greater, more positive impact on players, and their increase of confidence and self efficacy will, in-turn, instill in them a desire to improve and develop their skills thus reducing the negative impact of their shortcomings and creating a cycle.
In closing, there are many topics that this code of conduct has touched upon while also remaining concise and understandable for the younger age groups of under elevens. These statements in this code of conduct were written to maintain positive playing environments thus increasing enjoyment and fostering a better environment for the development of players’ moral and ethical views while also instilling a sense of competence and confidence in their own abilities.