Appropriate conduct is critically important in youth sport. Rowdy behavior at youth sporting events has made headlines for years. Parents who are upset with coaches or referees have taken out their frustrations in a public and sometimes even dangerous manner. So have coaches and players. In order to prevent these incidents from occurring, WRMFA makes all parties involved sign codes of conduct that will help promote good behavior at sporting events.
A code of conduct is a signed promise to behave in a mature and sensible manner. The code of conduct is provided to players, parents and coaches prior to the start of each season and requires their signature. This gives all involved parties an outline on how they should behave during games and practices.
Waterloo Region Football Player Code of Conduct
Parent Code of Conduct
Coach Code of Conduct
The code of conduct demands that
When it is reported in writing that a member has broken their own code of conduct, league officials will investigate and discuss with all parties. Disciplinary actions can include, but are not limited to:
The code of conduct is an educational tool for all parties involved. Not only does it give players, coaches and parents a baseline when it comes to behavior at sporting events, but also it lets them know that they are being watched. When people know that their behavior is being examined, they are less likely to behave irresponsibly. If you have a concern, please email the WRMF President - all matters are dealt with in the strictest of confidence.