Code of Conduct for Coaches
- It’s a Coach’s duty to assist in developing the player to his fullest potential
- Coach must lead a healthy sporting lifestyle for his players to follow
- Developing the talent of individual players is MORE important than playing to win as a team at a young age.
- Coach must be exemplary in his behaviour in order to demand the same from his players.
- Coach should train his players according to their age and ability.
- Allow players to express themselves and not stress them out by being abusive.
- Give the player the opportunity to experience the different playing positions and a definitive choice of the best position should not be made before the age of 14/15 years old.
- Results of matches are only important after the age of 14 years old.
- Coach must keep himself abreast with the latest development in the world of football.
- Be positive and always encourage the player.
- Allow the player to solve the problem in the field of play during matches and not interfere by making decisions for him.
- Maintain record of all details pertaining to the player, including attendances at trainings and matches, skills test score, matches played, injury sustained, etc.
- Coach must co-operate with other specialists for the benefit of his player.
- Treat all players fairly and focus on the development of each player before team development.
- Coach should be passionate and knowledgeable and be the first to report at the ground and the last to leave.
- Coach must be well -versed in planning, conducting and evaluating his training sessions.
It is the coach’s duty to groom his player not only to become a good player but also a responsible citizen.