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  • Bring the appropriate equipment when attending training e.g. boots, shin pads, clothing, drink etc
  • Be ready to start on time and to use the time before sessions to begin their own personal warm up.
  • Be punctual for all training venues or pick-up points, whichever is applicable, and wear appropriate clothing for the occasion.
  • Remove all jewellery before arrival at coaching sessions. Between the Sticks cannot be held responsible for the theft or loss of any valuables.
  • Keep your kit and boots clean.
  • Report any injuries sustained to the coach as soon as possible so that an injury report can be completed.
  • Inform your coach upon your arrival if you have any injuries, (no matter where the injury occurred).
  • Do not use foul or abusive language.
  • Always be sporting and promote fair play.
  • Accept success and failure, equally.
  • Give maximum effort and try your best during training.
  • Follow a lifestyle appropriate to your development, e.g. eating, drinking, relaxing and sleeping sensibly, as well as spending leisure time positively.
  • To be aware that Between the Sticks has a Child Protection Policy.
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct at all times.



  • Be responsible for ensuring their child arrives on time and are collected promptly.
  • Inform the coach or a member of his/her coaching staff prior to the session if their child is unable to attend for any reason.
  • Inform the coaches if the designated parent/carer is unable to collect the child.
  • If your child arrives at training with any visible signs of injury. You must advise a member of the coaching staff. Failure to do this will result in your child being asked to explain the injuries before he/she can participate in the training. Our staff will then take the appropriate action.
  • Support the coaching staff by offering support to the players.
  • Not to coach from the sideline.
  • Do not swear or shout negative comments, be positive at all times.
  • Provide positive support for your child without pressure, praising effort as well as performance.
  • Encourage and give attention to each of the children involved, not just the most talented.
  • Respect the referee's decision at all times. If you don't, the players won't.
  • Always promote fair play and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game.
  • Recognise that your child's involvement in football is primarily for his/her enjoyment.
  • To adhere to the Code of Conduct.


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