Discipline is an important component of any organization. Therefore, behaviour that is inconsistent with the values of the club may result in disciplinary action being taken. This policy applies to all managers, coaches, players, parents and family members.
Examples of disciplinary action include:
- A change in assignment
- Suspension for a portion of a game, game (or games)
- Expulsion from the MWMFA program.
Here are a few examples as general guidelines; however, these do not cover all scenarios – nor are any two scenarios identical.
A player (or parent) who is blatantly disrespectful to another player parent or referee while at any MWMFA sanctioned event can expect to be suspended for the balance of that activity, and may be suspended further if warranted. Minor infractions will result in players being asked to leave the field for a short period.
Players who miss practice without good reason may have their assignment changed from starter to backup or similar demotion.
Repeated poor behavior by a player or parent or frequently missing practices may result in a player being suspended from a game or from the program.
Coaches not adhering to the Code of Conduct will be approached with the concerns by the GM and/or head coach and asked to correct their conduct. Inaction will result in the actions outlined above. In extreme cases, corrective action may be immediate.
Execution of the Policy
The Head Coach or parent in consultation with the General Manager shall determine the extent of a suspension.
The General Manager will forward all expulsion recommendations from the Head Coaches to the President. The President may only expel a player or coach with the approval of the Board of Directors.
All players, parents and coaches are required to sign the last page of the registration manual stating that they have read and understand the manual and code of conduct.
Please remember that football is the ultimate team game. Players who do not adhere to the team values are not only hurting themselves; they are hurting their whole team.