Introduction


This Code of Conduct [Code] has been developed by the CDMFA and adopted by the South West Edmonton Minor Football Association, to protect and support CDMFA associations, players, coaches, and parents.  This Code is intended to guide the behavior of all players, coaches, and parents, in support of the CDMFA Mission statement, the rules of play, by-laws, policies and procedures and the following values:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Coach and Player Development
  • Enjoyment
Players

As a player I will:
 

1. remember that coaches and officials are there to help me and I will show them respect, play by the rules and in the spirit of the game.

 
2. not make or communicate (through e-mail or any other social media) offensive, abusive or insulting remarks toward any other player, official or parent.
 
3. show good sportsmanship, remembering that winning isn’t everything and I will acknowledge all good plays/performances – those of my team and of my opponents.
 
4. not use illegal substances, tobacco or alcohol products.
 
5. control my temper and recognize that fighting and “mouthing off” can spoil the activity for everyone.
 
6. act in a respectful manner and not use bad or vulgar verbal or body language; and,
 
7. do my best to be a true team player and consistently display high standards of behavior.
 
Parents

A parent’s expectations and attitudes have a significant bearing on a child’s attitude towards other players, officials, managers, coaches and other parents. As a parent, I will:
 
1. exhibit good sportsmanship at all times, never condone violations of the rules of the game or exhibit behavior contrary to the spirit of the rules of the game.
 
2. place the well-being and safety of each player above all considerations.
 
3. not make abusive remarks to any official, player, coaches, volunteer or league administrative personnel.
 
4. Respect and show appreciation for the trained volunteers, coaches, officials, managers and trainers and remember that children learn best by example; and,
 
5. be responsible in ensuring attending guests also abide by the Code of Conduct.
 
Complaints from Parents

As a parent with a complaint, I agree:
 
1. to respect the formal process of submitting complaints, through the appropriate channels, as identified by my respective association; and,
 
2. that my respective association is the first point of contact regarding any formal complaints.
 
Coaches

As a coach you will be in a position of great responsibility in the development of children and the attitudes and behaviours you exhibit will set the tone for the payers and parents you work with.
 
As a coach I will:
 
1. treat other coaches, players, referees and parents with respect and exhibit good sportsmanship at all times.
 
2. place the well-being and safety of each player above all considerations.
 
3. abide by the rules of the game and exhibit appropriate behaviours both on and off the field.
 
4. Respect and show appreciation for the trained volunteers, officials, managers and trainers and remember that children learn best by example.
 
5. Strive to take advantage of additional opportunities for training and education to maintain and enhance my skills as a minor football coach.
 
6. not use any wide-spread social media communication channels to communicate any conflicts, debates or confidential issues, recognizing that mass communication methods can detract from CDMFA’s ability to resolve issues and disputes in a timely, equitable and professional fashion.