FAIR PLAY CODES OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES, PARENTS AND PLAYERS:
Remember the kind verse, “Treat others the way you would want to be treated?” That’s what we’re all about at Rosthern Soccer. Before you express frustration on your personal facebook page about something a young coach who is a volunteering is doing differently than you might, remember how you would want to be treated and move forward accordingly. Please do not post disparaging comments on your personal social media places, and keep in mind that these do not honor the codes of conduct by which we must all regulate ourselves to participate in youth soccer. We are here to teach children a team sport. Let’s all be team players. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR CONCERN, IT NEEDS TO BE DIRECTED TO ROSTHERN SOCCER VIA EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org SO THAT OUR EXECUTIVE CAN ENSURE IT RECEIVES THE THOUGHTFUL AND RESPECTFUL REPLY YOU ARE ENTITLED TO. Remember that public forums like facebook and twitter are not there to protect you and can easily go in a direction that is harmful to the player or the organization. We at all times wish to be the best we can for our association – please assist us in this regard by treating all executive members, volunteers, coaches, assistant coaches and team personnel, and players with the utmost respect and kindness at all times. Abuse will not be tolerated under any circumstance.
Social Media Policy:
Social media when used most effectively is a conversation between users and is therefore open to comments both good and bad. However, sport is now dealing with an ever increasing number of incidents where online discussions and posting of online content have caused distress to individuals or groups of members of sporting organisations. There have been recent examples in the media of members of a team using a club’s Facebook page to attack a coach or another player.
- This is not acceptable.
By registering a player with Rosthern Soccer Association, you are expected to address all concerns and questions directly to Rosthern Soccer at email address: email@example.com. You will refrain from posting on public forums items that can be deemed as abusive or derogatry. The internet has a long memory and it can be difficult to guarantee that sites are fully private. As such always start with the assumption that anything you say can be read by anyone, anywhere, at any time. Our players are young children and they deserve all the privacy and respect we can give them. Always exercise good judgment when posting and be aware that inappropriate conduct can negatively affect organizations, players and yourself. Always apply the following test: “Would I be comfortable if someone posted this about me or my child in such a public forum? Would it be better to send my thoughts directly to the association, not hiding behind the wall of a computer screen but rather looking to improve together as a team?”
DO NOT FORGET THAT OUR COACHES ARE VOLUNTEERS. OUR EXECUTIVE IS MADE UP OF VOLUNTEERS. ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ARE LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER. WE DO NOT MAKE THE CANADA SOCCER AND SASK SOCCER POLICIES. THEY ARE IN PLACE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. LET’S WORK TOGETHER, AS A POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE TEAM.