Please Take The Time To Read This All, It Is Very Important We Are All Singing From The Same Hymn Sheet

Hi All, This is one massive team effort, Playfootball play their part, 

Claire and myself will play our part, Clubs and Coaches play their part, Family members play their part and 

finally the Children play their part and if anyone is not a team player, the above will suffer. 

Over the years there has been situations with vehicles coming and leaving via the 

narrow road to and from Playfootball, especially when irresponsible vehicle owners 
park on 
Double Yellow Lines.


Jamie ( General Manager of Playfootball ) and myself are going to trial new Kick Off times 
the U 7's to help with the above problem. No Parking On Yellow Lines.

Code of Conduct 


Coaches/Helpers, you will need to be working towards your FAW Football Leaders 
and also towards getting your FAW Football First Aid Certificate and as many of 
you are 
coaching at Club's, I would like to think you have started this process if you 
haven't, please get in 
touch with Colin Staples ( 07788 310404 ) who will be more than 
helpful and guide you
in the right direction. 

You also have an important role to play if any of your Parents become over the top or 
If it's brought to my attention that the behaviour of a certain person is in a manner 
may cause situation, I will be coming to see you as Coaches first, then making you 
of it, you should then deal with it, if you don't deal with it, that's when I will 
deal with it, by having 
a chat over a cuppa and just letting you know, that unruly 
behaviour will not be tolerated. 

If a Family member keeps on continually being unruly, depending on circumstances, 
they may 
face a ban, but that won't be my fault, that will be their own fault, because 
of their behaviour. 
( no situations have ever arisen in my 8 years of running the 
football for the 
U 6's & U 7's, I am very proud of that and I don't see any situations 
arising this season either ) but I am just laying the ground rules, so we all know 
where we all stand. 

Coaches Rules / Best Practice

The games will be 4 v 4 using Pugg Goals ( No keepers and don't try bending the 
rule and put a 
defender on the line, as you will be making a rod for your own back, 
just trust me ) 

Game Duration for the U 6's is 10 minutes and for the U 7's is 15 minutes. 

There shall be no Parents allowed on the pitches ( unless a child is hurt ) and again, it's down to 

all Coaches to make sure this rule is enforced, if it does happen, I will be speaking to you, to 

sort it and if you don't, I will, but it is your job at the end of the day. After the end of each game 

shaking hands is very important. 

Coaches Buy Yourself a Whistle.

Sunday Morning Protocol

I will check the weather and make a call for that Sunday, if I do call a game off, it will be a health 

and welfare call with only the Children in mind, this will be my decision only and it falls squarely 

on my shoulders, it's a nightmare to make sometimes, but I know I have to make it. All Coaches 

will all get a text off me by 7.45am, if you don't get this text by 8am, something is wrong with my 

mobile, we have two safety nets, please visit Reeco Rees ( Facebook ) as I will also post the 

decision for that Sunday on there. The last safety net is my website 

and visit the webpage of your Child's Team. 

Games Called Off

If a game gets called off by myself, the teams get a credit for that week 


It's  10 per team, per pitch, per week, payable in advance on the first Sunday of every month for that 

month, as I have to pay Playfootball in the same manner. Payment must be made on the first Sunday 

of that month, no excuses, as Claire can only be there on the first Sunday, for the clubs who would like 

to pay by cheque, it's not a problem, but you will need to sort it out with whoever a couple of days 

before it's due, this  10 playing fee has been the same price since I first started 7 years ago. 

You still have to pay for the following Sunday if you let me know your team can't make it after 6 pm 

on Thursday evening. If you let me know before this deadline, your team will get a credit for the 

following week. 

Pugg Goals

Please can all Coaches bring the empty Pugg goal bags back to myself. Also if you do not know how to
fold a pair of Pugg goals DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO SO as they cost 66 a pair to replace.

Family Members 

That's all I am asking of you is, just come along with a smile on your faces, let the children play, put 

them under no pressure whatsoever, no over the top shouting as it will unsettle some of the Children 

on both teamson the pitch. If a young Child does something he shouldn't, it will be down to the Coaches

to make it right, by awarding a free kick, then getting the Children to shake hands, if a Child repeatedly 

keeps kicking and pushing other players, the Coach should ask that player to go and take a couple of 

minutes time out, just to calm down, then after they have calmed down, they should be allowed back in 

the game, if that player is still pushing and kicking other players, then as far as I am concerned, that player should go home for that week and as Parents, you should help the Coaches to get the Children to

 understand that pushing and kicking out at other players is not fair. 

Coaches have a very important part to play in all this, because if they do their job properly, everything 

will be OK, if they don't, that normally leads from one thing to another and then they will lose all discipline 
on pitches. 

Finally my advice to everyone is leave the Coaches do their jobs on the pitch.

My Part in all this

I give you my word, I will turn up every week no later than 8.30, as Kick Off will be 9.15am, I will 

respect your time, and all I ask is Coaches and Family members do the same to everyone else's time as-well. 

I will also compile the fixtures every week and they will be on my website on Saturday Evening at the very latest.It is every coaches responsibility to print out their own copy of the fixtures as I will not be providing them on a Sunday morning.

Everything above is only there to help everyone have a fantastic weekly experience and please 

remember it may only be kicking a round thing on some green stuff to you, but to these young Children, this is the highlight of their week and as their elders, we should all
want them to get the most out of every Sunday experience. 

If anyone would like to talk to me regarding any of the above, my mobile number is 07779495480. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope everyone has a fantastic season, especially the 


Please Read This Poem, It Says It All. 

Let The Children Play
They stand on the field with their hearts beating fast
The whistle has blown, the die has been cast. 
Mum & Dad cannot help, they stand all alone
A goal at this moment would send the team home
A ball near their feet, they kick and it misses
There's a moan from the crowd, some boos and some hisses
A thoughtless voice cries 'take him off mun'
Tears fill their eyes, it's no longer fun.
If you have ever been tempted to shout or to groan
Just think, it's a child who stands all alone
So open your heart and give them a break
It's moments like this that players you make.
Keep this in mind, please do not forget
They are only children, they're not adults yet!

Thank You for taking the time to read it. ATB. Reeco


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Theodore Roosevelt.

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