Club Philosophy

MISSION STATEMENT

We aim to support all children at the Club by creating an environment which is inclusive, friendly and enables each player to develop their football skills under quality coaching and at a level of competition which suits their abilities at any given stage of their development.

CLUB OBJECTIVES

  • To provide a safe, welcoming, inclusive and enjoyable environment for all players, umpires, parents and supporters
  • To provide qualified coaching with an emphasis on player development, teamwork, skill development, and a positive learning environment
  • We encourage good sportsmanship and respect for the Club and all others we interact with
  • We provide a great football and social experience for all our players, parents, supporters, sponsors and visitors
  • We will show fairness and respect in all our dealings with each other and all others we are associated with

CODES OF CONDUCT AND POLICIES

The following templates operate and are adhered to:

  • Coaches Code of Conduct
  • Club Code of Conduct

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

As a coach we have an obligation to:

  • Understand the main reasons why children play sport/s
  • Act as role models
  • Use a Positive Approach in our Coaching

WHY CHILDREN PLAY SPORT

The number one reason children play sports is for enjoyment and to have fun. Other reasons typically include:

  • Improving their skills

  • Playing with friends

  • Do something they are good at

If they perceive the experience to be positive, they will be motivated to try harder. Greater effort leads to advancement in skills.

APPROACH TO POSITIVE OUTCOME

  • As a coach we will try and raise the player's positive beliefs, instilling in them the conviction that they are better than they think they are

  • We will expect (and demand) their best because then there is some chance they will give of their best

  • We will try and focus on their potential - by cultivating their strengths to help them develop their resolve and resilience to deal with the negatives and setbacks that happen in sport

  • We will behave in a manner that can be summed up as "what we do is more important that what we say". We understand our responsibility is to be a good role model to the players and everyone involved in the team, supporting the team, or umpiring the matches

THE ASHY WAY OF PLAYING - ON THE FIELD

There are three main objectives:

  1. To play with determination and effort, but always fair and within the rules and spirit of the game
  2. To play with a positive approach - quick, skilful movement of the ball when in possession and encouraging your teammates
  3. To play defensively when our opponents have the ball - everyone is a defender in this situation

THE ASHY WAY OF PLAYING - OFF THE FIELD

There are three main objectives:

  1. To train to the best of your ability and listen to your coach (coaches)
  2. To be punctual and prepared for training and games
  3. Notify your coach and/or team as soon as you can if you are unavailable to play.