A coach’s primary responsibility is to make sure that his/her players have fun, develop as footballers and to instil in them a passion for the game.

The performance of coaches is not measured in wins and losses, but rather in what players learn in terms of technique, sportsmanship, and fair play.

Coaches are charged with the responsibility of controlling their players and parents at all times during a match.

Coaches will dress appropriately for match games with a Club top and club logo/emblem and will wear closed shoes.

Coaches lead and teach by example; players will be a reflection of the manager and coach.

Coaches will:

  • Use positive reinforcement when dealing with players.
  • Never use foul or abusive language and never abuse a player mentally, verbally, or physically.
  • Have respect for the League admin team and for the authority of the referee, our opponents on match days and the officials of their club.
  • Teach players the rules of the game, fair play, and proper behaviour.

In addition:

  • Coaches are to ensure that all players bring their Player ID Cards and that all players are registered before they play their first league game
  • This includes ensuring they bring along their Original Passport for the 1st game they play
  • Ensure that their parents are aware that our venues do not allow:
    1. Smoking and pets or animals
    2. Bad language in any dialect


Players should:

  • Play according to the laws and THE spirit of the game
  • Be on time and be prepared for matches and training session
  • Turn up for training and matches in appropriate and clean clothing
  • Always wear shin guards
  • Display self-control in all situations and never use foul or abusive language - before, during or after a game or training session
  • Train and play to the best of their ability, have a positive attitude, and encourage others to do the same
  • Respect the opposition. Treat them as you would like them to treat you
  • Respect the referee. Never dispute his or her decisions. They are only human and they make mistakes, just like you.
  • Line up after each game in the centre of the pitch to shake hands with the opponents


  • Be your child’s best fan and support him/her unconditionally
  • Support all the players in your child’s squad. Do not criticise anyone
  • Help your child to focus on the performance and not the result and Remember - winning is not as important as the performance
  • Do not criticise the opponents, their parents or their officials
  • Display self-control in all situations. Never use foul or abusive language at any time
  • Never audibly dispute a referee’s decision. They will make mistakes occasionally. We all do. If you abuse or shout at the referee you are breaking the rules of the game.
  • Parents must not coach from the touchline during matches or training and leave this to the coach or you may cause confusion and erode your child’s confidence
  • Parents must not enter the field of play
  • If you have any issues please raise it with your clubs coach / manager / officials
  • Remember - children don’t mean to make mistakes
  • There is no smoking, pets or bad language permitted at any JSSL venue
  • Please remember – the game is for the children and it is not for the glory of the coach, manager or parents.