Dandenong City FC




  • Remember that players participate for the fun of it and that winning is not everything;


  • Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake or being in a losing team;


  • Be reasonable in your demands on younger players time, energy and enthusiasm,


  • Teach your players to abide by the Rules and Laws of the Game;


  • Whenever possible, alternate the group of players to ensure everyone has a reasonable chance of success;


  • Avoid overplaying the talented players as all players deserve equal time on the playing field;


  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet a reasonable safety standard and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players;


  • Modify your approach to suit the skill levels and needs of players;


  • Develop and enhance respect between players, opposition coaches and the decisions of the match official;


  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining the extent of a player’s injury and beyond that, when players are returning from injury to training and match play;


  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices (refer to Coach Accreditation Criteria);


  • Take time out to teach players (& others) the Laws of the Game, hence raising their awareness;


  • Remind all players to play within the spirit of the game at all times;


  • Ensure players are good sports and ensure each team member shakes the hand of their opponents at the conclusion of every match;


  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol from the team bench (Technical Area) or sideline;


  • Remember the actions of yourself and your team is reflective of the perception others take away with them.