Laws of the Game

FIFA Laws of the Game

 FIFA Fair Play - For the good of the Game... Always

  1. Play to win
  2. Play fair
  3. Observe the laws of the Game
  4. Respect opponents, team-mates, referees, officials, and spectators
  5. Accept defeat with dignity
  6. Promote the interests of football
  7. Reject corruption, racism, violence and other dangers
  8. Help others to resist corrupting pressures
  9. Denounce those who try to discredit our sport
  10. Honour those who defend football's good reputation

Players - Good sport is about positive attitude.  You've got the right attitude!

  • Play by the rules
  • Never argue with an official
  • Work hard to do your best at all times
  • Turn up to practice
  • Be a good sport and recognose good players and good plays by all involved
  • Remember to thank your coaches, the officials, the opposition and supporter
  • Help others in the team when you can
  • Avoid putting people down or bullying them
  • Always give it heaps and don't get ugly

Officials - Good sport is about possitive attitude.  You can set the right tone and help make the game a success

  • Control the game in a fair and positive manner
  • Be consistent and fair in your decisions
  • Modify your approach to suit the participants level of ability
  • Help players understand the rules by explaining the decisions where appropriate
  • Do what you can to make sure everyone enjoys the game including yourself
  • Encourage fair play and do not tolerate foul play of any kind.  Always be firm

Coaches Good sport is about positive attitude.  As a coach you set the standard

  • Set personal behaviour standards for yourself, and those you coach, to follow
  • Give each player the same amount of attention and time
  • Provide every player with the same opportunites to play the game
  • Never argure with the referee, or make excuses for loosing and never cheat
  • Always be positive.  Never shout at or ridicule players
  • Respect players' efforts regardless of whether you have won or lost
  • Encourage respect for the opposition and officials
  • Keep winning and loosing in perspective with personal challenge and enjoyment

Supporters - Good sport is about positive attitude.  You can set the right tone and help make the game a seccuess

  • Respect that people are involved in sport for fun and enjoyment
  • Support good play and applaud good performance from all competitors
  • Attempt to understand the rules of the game
  • Learn the difference between supportive and abusive comments and rule out the latter
  • Accept the decisions of officials and coaches
  • Display self-control on the sideline.  Always be positive.  Never shout at or ridicule players, coaches or officials
  • Show your appreciation to people who volunteer their time to make sport happen
  • Remember that we are all capable of making mistakes

Parents / Caregivers - Good sport is about positive attitide.  you can set the right tone and help make the game a success

  • Encourage you child, and other peoples children, in thrie efforts in sport
  • Insist that your child plays within the rules and by the principles of fair play.
  • Respect your child's efforts the same, regardless of whether s/he has won or lost
  • Display self-control on the sideline.  Always be positive.  Never shout at or ridicule players, coaches or officials
  • Watch you child play and let him / her enjoy the game
  • Show your appreciation to people who voluteer their time so your child can play
  • Remember your child plays sport for his / her reasons, not yours
  • Be a positive role model for your child
  • Vener place undue pressure on your child to play or perform
  • Make and effort to understand the rules of the game