Player`s Roles and Responsibilities
HOLLANDIA RESPECT – TEAM CAPTAINS
1. Wear a captain’s armband.
2. Be a leader not a follower. Lead the team in practice and workout sessions. A soccer captain should be the first one on and last one off the field during practice.
3. Communicate with players throughout the game. It's important for the team that players call out passes, defensive scenarios and other game situations to one another. The captain should be the leader in this, scanning the field and yelling out anything he/she notices to his/her teammates. During a stoppage in play, the captain should try to communicate with one or two of the players closest to him/her about the game situation. Simply put, a soccer captain's voice should be as sore as his body after a game.
4. Share in the responsibility of focusing teams on playing the game rather than trying to ‘ref ‘the game. Talk to the refs about fouls and keep your players from doing so. Soccer officials will be quick to give a card to a player mouthing off. It is the captain's job to step in and pull the player away regardless of whether or not the teammate was right to argue. It's also the captain's job to speak to officials, even if he/she wasn't directly involved in the play. Remember to speak with the refs in a polite and respectful manner, though, since you do not want to get a card.
5. Know your place on the pitch. The captain of a soccer team is often not the best player on the team. Just because you're the captain doesn't mean that you should attempt to play a ball that could have easily been handled by a teammate. At the same time, a captain needs to know when he/she must carry his team on his/her shoulders.
6. Look and listen for the coach during the game. This is especially important during stoppages in play. The coach may notice something that needs to be altered or may want to change the team formation. As the captain, it's up to you to notice the coach and to make any adjustments he wishes to make. A captain should also greet any new players that enter the game. This is good for more than just morale as that player may have a message to deliver from the coach.
HOLLANDIA RESPECT - ALL PLAYERS
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game. As a player, you have a big part to play. That’s why Hollandia is asking every player to follow a Respect Code of Conduct. No-one is trying to curb enthusiasm – just instilling more discipline.
When playing soccer, I promise to:
1. Have Fun and help my team have fun
2. Always play to the best of my ability
3. Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time
4. Respect my teammates, the other team, the referee and my coaches/manager
5. Play by the rules, as directed by the referee
6. Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
7. Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me
8. Talk to someone I trust or the club ombudsman if I’m unhappy about anything at Hollandia.
9. Follow the TRUE SORT principles (link) TRUE SPORT - Principles for Sport Go For It Always rise to the challenge Discover how good you can be Play Fair Play honestly and obey the rules
Winning is only real when competition is fair Respect Others Respect teammates, competitors and officials both on and off the field
- Win with dignity, lose with grace
- Keep It Fun
- Have a good time.
- Keep a positive attitude and contribute to a positive atmosphere
- Stay Healthy Respect your body.
- Keep in shape.
- Avoid unsafe activities
- Give Back Do something that helps your community