Tri-County Midget Football League Code of Conduct


Players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators are to conduct themselves in a manner that “Honors the Game” and demonstrates respect to other players, coaches, officials parents and spectators. In becoming a member of the Tri-County Midget Football League an individual assumes certain obligations and responsibilities to the game of football and its participants. The essential elements in this “Code of Conduct” are HONESTY and INTEGRITY. Those who conduct themselves in a manner that reflects these elements will bring credit to the sport of football, themselves, their team and organization. It is only through such conduct that our sport can continue to earn and maintain a positive image and make its full contribution to youth sports. The Tri-County Midget Football League supports the following behaviors for those who participate or involved in any way with our association. The following essential elements of the “Code of Conduct” must be followed:


  • Sportsmanship and teaching the concepts of fair play are essential to the game and must be taught at all levels and developed both at home and on the field during practices and games.
  • The value of good sportsmanship, the concepts of fair play, and the skills of the game should always be placed above winning.
  • The safety and welfare of the players are of primary importance.
  • Coaches must always be aware of the tremendous influence they have on their players. They are to strive to be role models in dealing with young people, as well as adults.
  • Coaches should always demonstrate positive behaviors and reinforce them to players, parents, officials and spectators alike. Players should be specifically encouraged and positively reinforced by coaches to demonstrate respect for themselves, teammates, opponents, officials and spectators.
  • Players should always demonstrate positive behavior and respect toward teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, parents and spectators.
  • Coaches, players, parents and spectators are expected to demonstrate the utmost respect for officials and reinforce that respect to players/ teammates. Coaches are also expected to educate their players as to the important roll of the officials and reinforce the ideal of respect for the official to players/teammates.
  • Grievances or misunderstandings between coaches, officials, parents, spectators or any other parties involved with the sport should be communicated through the proper channels and procedures, never on or about the field of play in view of spectators or participants.
  • Officials are professionals and are therefore expected to conduct themselves as such and in a manner that demonstrates total impartiality, courtesy and fairness to all parties.
  • Spectators involved with the game must never permit anyone to openly or maliciously criticize badger, harass or threaten an official, coach, player or opponent.
  • Coaches must be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of the rules of the game, and should adhere to the rules in both the letter and the spirit of the game.
  • Coaches should provide a basic knowledge of the rules to both players and spectators within their program. Attempts to manipulate rules in an effort to take unfair advantage of an opponent, or teach deliberate unsportsmanlike conduct, are considered unacceptable conduct.
  • Eligibility requirements at all levels must be followed. The rules and requirements of the Tri-County Midget Football League have been established to encourage and maximize participation, fair play and to promote safety.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 06:20  


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