Villarreal Melbourne FC is striving to provide the best possible coaching staff and administrators for the good of all of our members, the club relies heavily on the goodwill and support of a number of volunteers.
Players and parents are reminded that these volunteers are giving their time and expertise to help grow the game and provide participants and opportunity to grow their football careers, and that most do so at their own expense or with only basic reimbursement.
It is for this reason, that Villarreal Melbourne FC expects all players and their parents to conduct themselves in a manner which is respectful and supportive at all times and encourages everyone to abide by the following:
Remember that children play the sport for their enjoyment, and not yours;
Encourage all children to participate, do not force them;
Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than the result of the activity (that is, winning or losing);
Respect the match official’s decisions and teach your child to do likewise;
Encourage players to always participate according to the rules and do not ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing the game;
Ensure that all comments or questions directed at any coaching or administrative staff are directed politely and constructively;
Be respectful of the coach’s time and consider that he/she has a number of players and parents to communicate with and it is in the best interests of the team to give all of them equal opportunity for feedback;
Be mindful of the roles coaches and administrators are required to fulfil at training and on match days and understand that they may not be available for discussing issues unless previously arranged;
Avoid approaching coaches or administrators with questions or concerns ‘unannounced’, particularly at training sessions or match days, as it will be more constructive to make a pre-arranged time for discussion;
Refrain from continually approaching coaching or administrative staff unless the matter is urgent and requires immediate attention;
Recognise that the coach has a role to play in the development of all players as individuals and that this will occur over the entire season, not in isolated training sessions or single matches. Player game time and individual feedback will need to be managed by the coach over the duration of the season.