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Parents/Coaches/Juniors, Code of Conduct: U6s to U16s:

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This code of conduct applies to all Juniors aged from Under 6s through to Under 16s as well as the conduct of all Academy Playing Squads aged from Under 8s through to Under 12s.
 All Juniors should view the following Values at part of our Dee Why FC culture whilst you are part of this Club we encourage all to abide by these values.

 



 

Mission
At DYFC we view ourselves as more than just a Community Club along with the DYFA Academy – we are a Community striving to better not only of individual players, but the environment they are growing up within.
Our mission is not to just to teach players how to behave on the field but also off. We believe that our values will not only serve the players well in their football careers but also in life in general.

Vision

At DYFC we aim to bring quality training by training coaches to learn the game and also provide qualified coaches to our local Community Club and Academy. We will give players opportunities to experience the professionalism and mentality needed to be involved within at the best of their ability and level of experience.

We believe in creating better football through hard work, desire, commitment, quality training, and quality coaching for players who love to learn.

Aim

Our vision is to be renowned within the MWFA for providing the best opportunities to players within a Community Club and Academy environment through quality coaching and superior training. We will create pathways from our sub junior groups (U6/U7) through to our Men’s Premier League and even beyond. We want to be at the forefront of professionalism when it comes to culture, standards and expectations. 

Methodology

For Juniors from Under 6s through to Under 12s were they embark on a full field/team experience that all players in our Club are sufficient in all 4 main skills of the game.

  • Striking the ball – passing (short and long), shooting and crossing

  • First touch – controlling the ball with all body parts

  • 1v1 – attacking and defending

  • Running with the ball – at speed, with space/without space, protecting and changing direction   

Developing the individual within the team model: U6s to U7s

Learning the game in the first 2 years of a player’s development is based mostly on having fun. Some players will dominate, and some players will take a longer period of time.
Equal time is the key for equal fun, not coach should focus on winning games by keeping individual players on longer than other players, results of the game are not going towards a competition table.

Developing the Individual within the team model: U8s to U12s

As well as the four main skills, there are also four main pillars in the game that players will be challenged to develop in. These four pillars are often described as the four attributes players must possess if they are to achieve elite goals in the sport. The four pillars are described below and are heavily encouraged within the DYFC Academy environment.

Pillar 1: Technical Development:

The player’s ability to consistently maintain good technique throughout the game, even under pressure.

Pillar 2: Tactical Development and Game Understanding:

The players understanding of positions in relation to the ball when the opposition are in possession and when their team mates have the ball. To develop a player’s decision making depending on the situation that is in front of them and look to make consistent good choices.

Pillar 3: Physical Capacity:

A player’s ability to maintain good footballing actions and repeatedly produce maximal effort. To consistently display the strength and conditioning needed for game play.

Pillar 4: Attitude and Personality:

All training sessions are in line with and or as close to training cycles and sessions based on learning the game and not be based around problems within the game. We are looking to develop the player/s holistically over the player’s developmental years and base trainings off a plan rather than reacting to individual errors. All coaches working in the Club will work within this model to achieve session objectives and key outcomes for the player’s development throughout the season.

Developing the Individual within the team model: U13s to U16s

After a player has experienced their first year of 11 v 11 football positioning and other tactical elements of the game will be coached. Players are encouraged to play at the highest level of their ability and in the positions, they are most suited.
DYFC Academy does not focus specifically on players individual ability from 13s and older and does not offer programs for further development.
However, if a Manager of a team from U13s or older want to appoint a professional coach from the DYFC Academy coaching ranks that this service will be provided.

Player Development

All player development within Dee Why Football Club will strive to ensure that training will:

  • Be age and ability appropriate from the ages of U8s through to Under 16s (Juniors)

  • Focus on the player within the team environment

  • Create the correct attitude to all areas of development

  • Develop the individual player holistically 

  • Approach the above with respect and honesty so that all players and coaches progress through this program whilst always striving for excellence. 

Requirements of a DYFC Player and Parents.

Once a player has agreed to join the DYFC there are several requirements they are needed to fulfil, particularly with the guidance of their parents:

  • Operate under the guidance and direction of the DYFC Executive Committee, General-Committees’, Coaches and Managers.

  • Attend all training sessions if possible.

  • At all times keep honest and open communication to avoid conflict.

  • It is encouraged that all players are to have private health care if possible.

  • Accept decisions of the President, Junior Vice President and Technical Director to field full playing teams in each respective age group and division based on, correct age, ability, and the quantity of players registered in each team entered with the MWFA.

These requirements are put in place so that the players are given every opportunity to develop as football players. There are standards and expectations that come with being a Community Club. All stakeholders within the Club will be asked to support these minimum standards.
As an Club we understand that there are other responsibilities outside of football such as homework or religious practices, other sports as well as the numerous family commitments each player is involved in as they grow up. However, we highly encourage players to attend and show levels of commitment to training and games that are required to be involved in learning the game while having fun. 

Accountability and Responsibility

As members of DYFC we request that all parents and players are responsible for their behaviour both on and off the field. It is expected that you will ensure your behaviour is always of the highest standard and you should not look to your coach to make sure that these minimum standards are met. 

Respect

As members of DYFC we expect that players will have an honest and respectful attitude to their communication and actions at all time. Below is a list of key day to day responsibilities we associate with this behaviour.

  • Foul/abusive/discriminatory language is NOT permitted

  • Shoving/pushing/hitting other players is NOT permitted

  • One voice – when your coach is talking make sure that you are LISTENING

  • Treat ALL players on your team equally and fairly

  • ENSURE that you look after the equipment and help to collect/tidy up when asked

  • MAKE SURE you let your coach/manager know in plenty of time if you cannot make the game/training

  • Approach and be invested in your team with honesty so that trust is gained throughout the squad

On – Field

As a player, please remember that your actions on the field are a direct reflection on the Academy and therefore there will be a no-tolerance practice with any of the following behaviour when you are on the field

  • AVOID arguing with the referee(s)

  • AVOID arguing with your team mates

  • AVOID arguing with any of the coaching staff

  • NO fighting opposition or team mates

  • AVOID listening to and following instructions from the sideline

  • AVOID foul/abusive language or actions

Appearance

When arriving for training all players should wear football apparel condusive with playing the game, including;

  • Soccer/Football Boots (Not Futsal Boots)

  • Long Football Socks

  • Shin Pads

  • Football Shorts

  • Football Shirt

Playing Time

DYFC recognises that ‘the game’ is what most people believe to be the deciding factor in a player’s development. However, the game is just an extension of the week to week development that a player goes through when striving to become the best they can be. We believe that player’s most significant development happens whilst on the training field, this is why so much emphasis is placed on the training that the players receive. 
We also understand that the results of the hard work that a player has demonstrated in training is often shown through the game. DYFC players will participate in equal game time throughout the season. It should be noted this is different to equal game time in every game. Situations such as injuries/absence from training could affect this. 
The team selection is that of the head coach and as a player in any team you will respect and trust that the coach will be fair and consistent with a view to developing the team throughout the season.

Training Expectations

A full calendar of training will be made available once the draw for the MWFA has been made public.

  • There will be approximately, 20 weeks of training, subject to inclement weather.

  • During the school holidays, school holiday camps will be available through the DYFC Academy.

Players are expected to attend all training sessions, however we do realise there may be some non-negotiables that will force a player to miss training. If for any reason a player is going to miss training the coach/manager needs to know at the earliest opportunity. Training sessions are planned and often depend on numbers of players available. To help with this planning all prearranged absences should be communicated with either the coach or the manager. 
As well as the adherence to the cultural values and standards already outlined in this document the basic schedule of training will look like this:

  • Players to arrive 10mins before training and are encouraged to either juggle or pass in a small circle

  • Players to greet each other and their coach with a high 5 or a handshake

  • Players need to let their coach know before the session if there is something that could be affecting their training efforts on that day (fatigue/injury/illness)

  • Players can ask their coach if they need any help setting anything up before they commence their juggling/small circle passing

  • During the training session your FULL attention and BEST effort is required.

  • At the end of training players should ask if any help is needed to put equipment away.

  • Before leaving players should say goodbye to each other and their coach.

Parents

If parents of a player would like to stay and watch the training, they are asked to do so by remaining near the Clubhouse area. Just like in a game, players can become un-focused on the session objective as they are trying to ‘please’ mum or dad. This can even escalate to some parents telling their children what to do in training exercises. Please remember that the Club prides itself on the quality of training that it provides all its players and therefore will ask all parents/family members to remain away from the side of the training area and stay near the Clubhouse or at a safe distance.

Game Day Expectations

All players are expected to be available for games at the weekend. If for any reason a player should not be available, they need to let their coach/manager know at the earliest convenience. Again, all games are planned and are based on what players are available so to help with the organisation of game day please let your manager/coach know if you can’t make it. 
On top of the ‘game time’ section and the Club’s values and culture which have been outlined above, players on a game day should:

  • Arrive 30mins before kick-off.

  • Should arrive in DYFC/DYFC Academy branded apparel.

  • Should greet team mates and coaching staff appropriately.

  • WILL listen to instructions given by the coach.

  • Will AVOID listening to instructions given from the sidelines by anyone other than coaching staff.

  • Should shake all the oppositions hands at the end of the game.

  • If given the opportunity shake the referees hand at the end of the game.

  • Before leaving will say goodbye to the team.

Parents / Game Day

As previously mentioned, within the program we believe that the game is an extension of the training and hard work the players do through the week on the training field. With that in mind, it is an expectation that parents will allow their child to play without giving any instructions and only encouragement from the sidelines. This is something that the Club takes very seriously and will act upon it if there is a persistent issue.

Garry Braams
Junior Vice President