Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every individual player as a human being and:
· Treat everyone equally regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, or religion.
· Respect the talent, developmental stage, and goals of each player to help each player reach their full potential.
· Maintain high standards of integrity.
· Operate within the rules of football and in the spirit of fair play, while encouraging players to do the same.
· Advocate a sporting environment free of drugs and other performance enhancing substances within the guidelines of the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency.
· Not disclose any confidential information relating to their players without written prior consent.
Be a positive role model for the sport and the players and act in a way that projects a positive image of coaching viz:
· Provide all players with the equal attention and opportunities they deserve.
· Ensure the time spent with their player(s) is a positive experience.
· Be fair, considerate, and honest with players.
· Encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle – refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol and engaging in poor lifestyle choices around players.
Show professional responsibility:
· Display high standards in language, manner, punctuality, preparation, and presentation.
· Display control, courtesy, respect, honesty, dignity, and professionalism to all involved within the sphere of sport - this includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators.
· Encourage their players to demonstrate the same qualities.
· Be professional and accept responsibility for their actions.
· Refrain from initiating a relationship with a player and discourage any attempt by a player to initiate a sexual relationship with them, explaining the ethical basis of the refusal.
· Accurately represent personal coaching qualifications, experience, competence, and affiliations. NZF Code of Conduct 4
· Refrain from criticism of other coaches.
Make a commitment to providing a quality service to their players:
· Seek continual improvement through ongoing coach education and other personal and professional development opportunities.
· Provide players with planned and structured training programs appropriate to their needs and goals.
· Seek advice and assistance from professionals when additional expertise is required.
· Maintain appropriate records.
Provide a safe environment for training and competition:
· Adopt appropriate risk management strategies to ensure that the training and/or competition environment is safe.
· Ensure equipment and facilities meet safety standards.
· Ensure equipment, rules, training, and the environment are appropriate for the age, physical and emotional maturity, experience, and ability of the players.
· Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players.
· Allow further participation in training and competition only when appropriate.
· Encourage players to seek medical advice when required.
· Provide a modified training program where appropriate. Maintain the same interest and support toward sick and injured players.
Protect players from any form of personal abuse:
· Refrain from any form of verbal, physical and emotional abuse towards players.
· Refrain from any form of sexual and racial harassment, racial vilification, and harassment on the grounds of disability.
· Ensure that any physical contact with players is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player's skill development.
· Be alert to any forms of abuse directed towards players from other sources while in their care.