Code of Conduct

Yarra Junior Football League

We play as part of the Yarra Junior Football League. With this comes a level of expectation on our coaches, players and parents of the children. Please take a moment to review these as we commit to abiding by each for the enjoyment of everyone at the club.  


  • Abide by the Laws of the Game, Club Rules and League Rules 
  • Teach the rules: rules are mutual agreements which nobody should break
  • Group players competitively
  • Avoid overplaying talented players
  • Maximise fun: Place winning in perspective
  • Stress safety always
  • Consider maturity levels: Devise training programs to suit all
  • Develop team respect: For opponents, umpires and coaches
  • Recognise the importance of proper injury treatment
  • Keep up to date with Coaching developments
  • Attain Coaching accreditation
  • Avoid derogatory language based on gender or race
  • Shall not engage in the aggressive recruitment of players (aggressive recruitment is to be determined on the facts of each particular case. As a guide only, aggressive recruitment will be considered to have occurred where there is contact on more than one occasion with a player (parent/guardian) and/or inducement is offered to a player to change Clubs)


  • Play by the laws and rules
  • Don’t argue
  • Control your temper
  • Be a team player
  • Be a good sport
  • Treat all players fairly
  • Cooperate with your coach and teammates
  • Play for fun and improvement
  • Avoid ugly remarks based on race or gender


  • Encourage participation but do not force them
  • Teach that honest effort is the victory, not the winning
  • Encourage to play by the rules
  • Never ridicule mistakes or losses
  • Remember, involvement is for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Remember, they learn best by example. Applaud both teams
  • Recognise positively the recreational contribution of voluntary officials
  • Never publicly disagree with officials. Raise issues privately
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal, racial and physical abuse
  • Support your club officials to foster high standards of behaviour for your Club/League


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