RULES AND REGULATIONS

All players, team managers, coaches, staff and all parents or guardians of club members are required to abide by the following rules and regulations of Little Tigers Football Club. These rules govern the payment of club and activity fees as well as the attendance and behavior of all the above mentioned.


Membership Requirements


In order to become a member of Little Tigers FC, you must:

1. Be between the ages of 4 and 9 years old;

2. Submit a registration form, completed and signed by a parent or guardian,
ensure you have been cleared by a physician to participate in outdoor football activities;

3. Pay the registration fee and term fee.


Registration and Term Fees:

One-time registration fee that grants membership status.
Every term, members will pay a membership fee to maintain this membership in the club and participate in club activities.

One-time Uniform fee that provides members with a complete set of jersey, shorts, and socks in a bespoke kit design.
A player is ineligible to participate in club activities if he / she has not paid the necessary fees.

The term fee is due on the first day of every term.
As a player, you should:

Always play to the best of your ability and within the spirit and laws of the game.

Avoid all forms of violence and dangerous play.

Never use inappropriate, foul or abusive language whether it is directed at match officials, opposition players or management, your team-mates, coaches, management, spectators or no-one in particular.

Always accept the referee’s/officials’ decisions during a match without any adverse comment and without showing any form of dissent.

Treat everyone with respect at all times including match officials, opposition players or management, your team-mates, coaches, management, spectators or no-one in particular.

Always abide by the instructions of your team manager and coaches provided they do not contradict the spirit of this code.
Abide by the team playing policy.

Inform your team manager ahead of time when you are unavailable to attend a practice or game.

Arrive at club meetings on time.

Be appropriately dressed for a match in the team jersey and shorts provided by the Club.

The club management may restrict a non-compliant child from participating in club activities.


Parents, Guardians & Supporters Code of Conduct.

Parents/spectators have a great influence on a child’s enjoyment in football. They also have a huge influence on a child’s behaviour and their attitude towards other players, officials and the manager, assistant & coach. The Club therefore expects parents/spectators to always set a good example to all the players.

In particular you should:
1. Be positive role models in terms of language, attitude & sportsmanship – encourage rather than discourage.

2. Show respect to match officials, manager, coaches & the opposition – applaud the opposition as well as your own team.

3. Respect the manager’s decision at all times & give the manager & players your full support.

4. Never enter the field of play.

5. Never use inappropriate, foul or abusive language or shout at any children, the manager, assistant & coach, the officials or the opposition in an aggressive manner.

6. When necessary, be responsible for transporting players to & from training & matches.

7. Fully support and enable both your child and the manager, assistant & coach to comply with the Club’s Players and Managers Codes of Conduct.

8. Abide by the team playing policy.

Team managers are instructed to report persistent non compliance with these rules to the Management who shall have the power to advise parents, guardians and supporters that they are no longer welcome to attend matches and in extreme circumstances to suspend the playing member from matches.


Managers, Coaches and Team Staff

As a member of the club staff, you should:

Always have a contact number with you at a match or training event for all your players.

Stay in attendance at a match or training event (preferably with another adult) until the last player has safely left for home.

Inform all players (& where appropriate their parents or guardians) of their selection or non-selection for a match. As much notice as is practicable should be given.

Inform players (& where appropriate their parents or guardians) of the precise address where a match or training event is taking place & what time it starts and finishes

Ensure the well being and safety of every player above all other considerations.

Respect the rights, dignity, worth and opinions of all players as well as officials, parents or guardians and the opposition.

Develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.

At the outset clarify with each player (& where appropriate their parents or guardians) exactly what is expected of them & also what they are entitled to expect from you.

Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.

Ensure that the activities you direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience & ability of the player.

Always display high standards of behaviour, appearance, punctuality and instruction.

Be a positive role model for players, parents or guardians & spectators alike.

By your own example encourage players, parents/guardians and spectators to at all times accept match officials decisions without comment and without showing any form of dissent.

Always promote the positive aspects of football and never condone: violations of the laws or spirit of the game; any form of violent or dangerous play; any form of gamesmanship or time wasting.

Make every effort to promote harmonious relations with opposition players, management and spectators.

Help the players to recognise good performance and not just good results.
Always work in an open environment (e.g. wherever possible avoid private or unobserved situations with individual players).

Co-operate fully with other people/specialists in the best interests of the player (e.g. Club officials, other coaches, doctors, physiotherapists etc).

Never use inappropriate, foul or abusive language or tolerate such language from players, parents or guardians or spectators.

Never discriminate against any player, parent or guardian or spectator (including from opposition teams) by reason of gender, racial origin, nationality, religious beliefs, ability, disability or economic status.

Never permit the harassment or bullying of a player by any assistant, coach, other adult or fellow player.

Never punish or belittle a player for losing a match or making mistakes.
Never smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with players.

The club management may restrict a non-compliant official from participating in club activities.