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Code of Conduct


Mechanicsville United Futbol Club
Founded 2009


Code of Conduct for MUFC Members, Managers, Players, Parents & Spectators.



  • Study and stick to the Laws of the game at all times.
  • Play to the whistle unless someone is injured in which case put the ball out of play and take a knee.
  • Practice & improve your techniques to best your opponents by skilful NOT unfair methods.
  • Play to win AND enjoy yourself, AND take winning modestly and defeat graciously.
  • When playing or watching, praise skilful play by players of both teams.
  • Set good standards for others to follow. Be on time, polite and look after your boots and kit
  • Argue with the Referee or Assistant referees.
  • Attempt to 'referee' the game by appealing for throw-ins, free-kicks etc.
  • Lose your self control & retaliate.
  • Forget to retire 10 yards when a free kick is awarded against your side.
  • Criticize or use offensive language at other players, officials or spectators.
  • Leave pitch in a manner other than the way it was when we arrived.

Young People can expect adults to........

  • give help, encouragement & support
  • NOT embarrass them when watching
  • give them examples of excellent behavior
  • help them understand the rules
  • praise effort and performance of both teams
  • look for positive things to praise
  • leave coaching to managers & coaches!
  • display patience & consistency

Young People can expect that adult spectators do not........

  • ignore children who need help/first aid
  • use any jargon or dictate tactics
  • attempt to coach or manipulate the players while they are playing
  • unduly criticize match officials in public
  • argue, swear, become violent or use sarcasm
  • ridicule or shout at a player for making a mistake or losing. Praise them or keep quiet.

In the case of Misconduct........

Any club member, manager, parent or a member, or spectator associated with a MUFC member, who does not comply with the above code risks being reported to the General Committee for behavior which could bring the club into disrepute and will be subject to the club's misconduct procedure. The preceding statement also applies to serious breach of the laws of association football.


Club Complaints Procedure

In the event that any member feels that he or she has suffered discrimination in any way, or that the Club Policies, Rules or Code of Conduct have been broken, should follow the procedures below.

1. They should report the matter in writing to the Club Secretary or another member of the Committee,

Your complaint should include:

  • Details of what, when, and where the occurrence took place.
  • Any witnesses along with their statements.
  • Names of any others who have been treated in a similar way.
  • Details of any former complaints made about the incident, date, when and to who made.
  • A preference for a solution to the incident.

2. The Club's Complaints Committee will then arrange a meeting to be held at the earliest convenience so that all parties can discuss the complaint.

3. The Club's Complaints Committee will comprise of at least five Committee members of which two must comprise of The Club Chairman, the Secretary or the Treasurer and will have the power to:

  • Warn as to future conduct.
  • Suspend from membership.
  • Remove from membership any person found to have broken the Club's Policies or Codes of Conduct.
  • Determine whether any Child Protection issues should be referred to an official body, ie. The Police.

The Club Complaints Committee will not make judgment on squad and team selection issues.


Remember this is for the Children to have fun and grow through sports.


Mechanicsville United FC Soccer Club

Mechanicsville, Virginia 23162

Email: [email protected]

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