Stranraer FC Youth Teams and Ladies Team
Are run in compliance with directives set out by the governing body, namely the SFA. A full copy of the rules/code of conduct expected when training/playing or representing the club in any capacity is set out below and available from the clubs youth coaches.
CODES OF CONDUCT FOR
COACHES, PLAYERS, PARENTS, SUPPORTERS AND OFFICIALS
Note: All persons involved in football have responsibilities to report any suspected or alleged cases of abuse to the relevant Protection Officer. It is not the official’s responsibility to decide whether or not a player has been abused.
Stanraer Football Club fully supports the codes of conduct as introduced by the Scottish Football Association.
COACHES’ CODE OF CONDUCT:
1 Allow all players, no matter their level of ability, the opportunity to participate in coaching sessions.
2 Respect the rights, dignity & worth of every player and treat everyone equally within the context of football.
3 Always pursue fair play
4 Prohibit use of camcorders and cameras unless parental consent has been provided
5 Place safety and well-being of the player above the development of performance
6 Be aware of Stranraer FC’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures
7 Ensure that coaching sessions are enjoyable, well-structured and focus on developing skills, decision making and a general understanding of the game
8 Develop an appropriate working relationship with players based on mutual trust and respect
9 Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
10 Ensure that sessions and games are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
11 Consistently display high standards of appearance and behaviour
12 Know where to find appropriate first-aid
13 Hold a current membership list and have a register available at all activities.
14 Be aware and follow the guidelines of the governing body.
15 Be respectful of all decisions made by the match officials.
16 Never use inappropriate or bad language.
17 Abide by the medical advice concerning an injured player.
18 Be aware of any medical condition or medication a player has.
19 Attend Coaching Courses to keep them up to date with the latest techniques and drills.
20 Do not do anything likely to bring the name of the Academy into disrepute
21 Be aware and abide by Stranraer Football clubs Health and Safety Policy and Working practices
Stranraer FC coaching in the community:
(1) To provide, in the interests of social welfare, facilities for recreation and other leisure time activities available to the public at large with a view to improving their conditions of life
(2) To promote community participation in healthy recreation, in particular by the provision of facilities for the playing of football and other sports
(3) To promote and protect the wellbeing and physical health of people living in the vicinity of the facilities operated by the club, and to assist in the fostering of health education for such people
(4) To promote public safety in the interests of the general public, and in particular by promoting initiatives and programmes which are directed towards reducing the incidence of vandalism and other anti-social behaviour by encouraging participation in sports
(5) To help young people to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities, such that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and as members of society
(6) To promote training, particularly in such skills as will assist the participants in obtaining paid employment.