FAIR PLAY AWARDS and CRITERIA
The management is keen to stress that the fair play awards are not consolation prizes for weaker teams. All league teams should strive to win an award for fair play whether they are at the top, bottom or middle of their division. A further point is that judgement is not made solely on the players conduct. Coaches, relatives and supporters should be seen as representing the team/club concerned and judged accordingly.
FAIR PLAY CRITERIA (Make sure your players and parents are aware their conduct contributes to points)
Respect for the league
* Did teams turn up on time?
* Were they ready to play at ko time?
* Did the manager/coach establish a positive relationship with opponents before, during and after the game?
Respect for the referee
* Were all decisions accepted in a good spirit?
* Was dissent shown by word or actions?
* Did coaches, parents and supporters openly criticise the referee in front of the players and during the game?
* Did the captain set a good example eg by thanking the referee after the game and encouraging his players to shake hands?
Respect for team mates and opponents
* Did players encourage each other?
* Did they use foul, abusive or intimidatory language to each other or their opponents?
* Did they show disrespect for opponents by over celebrating or showing off when winning easily?
* Did they pick on weaker teammates or players making mistakes?
* Did they accept being substituted with good grace?
* Did they shake hands with opponents at the end of the game?
* Did they acknowledge good play of their teammates and opponents?
Innovation – Links to points:
There will a separate FairPlay league table which will reflect the average points given for sportsmanship. The table will be displayed for all age groups in the Managers Area.
The team(s) who finish top of the fair play league table will receive an additional 3 points at the end of the season which could prove very decisive at the end of the season. Team(s) finishing bottom will have 3 points deducted from their final points total
Child-Centered vs Coach-Centered Approach
A coach-centered approach is one where the child is told what to do. They are not given options, simply instructions, therefore their decision-making skills are not challenged or developed. Sure, we might get the players to do what we want them to do, but at what cost? Is that really learning?
By developing the whole child we build vital character traits — self esteem, effort, perseverance, mental toughness, decision making, teamwork, etc. —whilst improving their knowledge of the game. So we are not just creating good quality football players, we are building well-rounded young people. It’s a win-win.
So I’d like to encourage you to avoid the urge, this weekend, of telling your son/daughter/grandson/granddaughter what they should do whilst playing in every situation. Of course, they will need a little direction — especially our younger players. However, on the whole, let them think and make their own decisions rather than reacting to voices on the side of the field. Regardless of the final result, the by-products of this approach are far more valuable.
THE LEAGUE DOES NOT COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH INDIVIDUAL PARENTS/CARERS ON INDIVIDUAL OR COLLECTIVE ISSUES. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS PLEASE ADDRESS WITH YOUR CLUB MANAGER AND DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL WHO MAY THEN MAKE REPRESENTATION ON YOUR CLUBS BEHALF TO THE RELEVANT LEAGUE DEPARTMENT.
Information for parents and carers
London Youth Premier Showcase aims to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for every child or young person. To help us do this, please note the following important information:
- We recognise the need to ensure the welfare and safety of all children.
- We have written a policy statement which sets out how photographs and videos of children involved in our activities should be taken and shared. A copy of this is available on this page.
- We will take all steps to ensure images of children are used solely for the purposes they are intended. If you become aware that these images are being used inappropriately you should inform youth club manager immediately.
- We will not take or share photographs, video or other images of children and young people without the consent of the children involved and their parents or carers. (by registering your child into the league you have automatically given consent)
This agreement fits with our overarching online safety policy. If you would like to know more about this, please speak to your Team Manager
Young person: please read the following consent form and discuss it with your parents, carers and group leader, then fill in the form.
Parents and carers: please read and discuss this consent form with your child and then fill it in, ask your child to fill it in, and return it to the group leader. If you have any questions or concerns please speak to [add name/job title].
I confirm that I have read London Youth Premier Showcase’s photography and filming policy
I agree to
- my child’s photograph being used within the [name of group/organisation] for display purposes
- my child’s photograph being used within other printed publications
- my child’s photograph being used on the [name of group/organisation]’s website
- my child being videoed for use on [name of group/organisation]’s website
- my child’s photograph being used on [name of group/organisation]’s social media pages
- my child being videoed for use on [name of group/organisation]’s social media pages.
- the potential risks associated with the use and distribution of these images
- how these images or videos will be stored within the organisation and how long for
- that if I withdraw consent for my child’s image to be used or shared in the future, it may not be possible to remove images that have already been published or distributed
- that at many events, [name of group/organisation] and others will reasonably wish to take wide angle, general photos during or at specific points in the event
- that I must gain permission before sharing photographs/videos of other people’s children on social media or that I must not share photographs/videos taken during London Youth Premier Showcase’s events on social media
- that if I share images of my child with friends and family, I should check the privacy settings of my social media account first to understand who else will be able to view these images.
- I have read or been told about [name of group/organisation]’s photography and filming policy.
I agree to
- my photograph being used within London Youth Premier Showcase for display purposes
- my photograph being used within other printed publications
- my photograph being used on [name of group/organisation]’s website
- videos of me being used on [name of group/organisation]’s website
- my photograph being used on [name of group/organisation])’s social media pages
- videos of me being used on [name of group/organisation]’s social media pages.
- the potential risks from my image being used or shared online
- how these photographs or videos will be stored at [name of group/organisation]
- that at many events, [name of group/organisation] and others will want to take general photos of the event taking place
- that I must gain permission before sharing photographs/videos of other children on social media or that I must not share photographs/videos taken during London Youth Premier Showcase’s events on social media
- that if I share images of myself or other children with friends and family, I should check the privacy settings of my social media account first to understand who else will be able to view these images
- that if I decide I don’t want images of me to be used in the future, it may not be possible to delete images that have already been published or shared.