Remember children’s main reason for playing is for fun!
Be a role model and ensure players display the same qualities.
Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of players.
Encourage effort and skill; this will increase self-esteem and self-confidence.
Encourage players to show respect for opponents, team-mates, umpires, officials and spectators.
Respect the talent, development stage and goals of each player.
Display a professional manner with regard to language, preparation, planning and presentation.
Treat all equally and cater for individual difference based on gender, ethnic origin, religion or ability.
Follow advice of medics when determining if an injured player is ready to resume playing or not.
Ensure players enjoy and develop their skills and play by using positive, specific and constructive feedback.
Be reasonable in demands on player’s time, energy and enthusiasm.
Allow opportunities for players to develop decision making.
Commit to increasing knowledge of sound coaching principles and development stages of young children.