Games Information

Game Day is where all players want to express themselves, showcase what they have learnt in trainings and most importantly have FUN!!! Please remember, yes we want our teams to win BUT winning is not at the expense of development. We want our teams to win with style and NOT win at all costs.

The coaches have been educated by the Football Development Manager - Ryan Ward, to ensure games are where players are free to express themsleves, have fun and not be in fear of making mistakes. The coaches have been instructed to take a long term development approach for all players under their guidance, which outweighs the importance of getting results in games, especially at Junior and early Youth level. An example of this, coaches may look to set players individual challenges and play players in positions which are out of their comfort zone for parts of the game to further enhance development, in order to create all rounded players. 

Here is a great video explaining the importance of all players having the opportunity to develop. Something that North Shore United Coaches strongly believe in:

Developing all players

Please see the link to the NSU Game Day Workshop in which we run with our coaches : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13DVW2APIoXDcEDTD5wOL02y6yWnklcBkMnbQYWWzk-s/edit?usp=sharing

Please watch the FA RESPECT Campaign Videos below. Both videos are very powerful in the messages they portray. 

FA RESPECT CAMPAIGN - VIDEO 1

FA RESPECT CAMPAIGN - VIDEO 2

North Shore United A.F.C would like all players, parents and coaches to please follow the guidelines below to ensure we create the best environment that maximises development and enjoyment for all involved.

Rules for Fair Play For Players

  • I will participate because I want to, not because my parents or coaches want me to.

  • I will always play by the rules and in the spirit of the game.

  • I will never argue with an official. When a call is disputed, I’ll let the team captain or coach handle it.

  • I will respect my opponents.

  • I will control my temper.

  • I will show appreciation for good plays/performance, those of my team and of my opponents.

  • I will do my best to be a true team player.

  • I will remember that winning isn’t everything, that having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing my best are as important.

Fair Play Codes for Parents

  • I will not force my child to participate in sports.

  • I will remember that my child plays sports for his/her own enjoyment, not mine.

  • I will encourage my child to play by the rules, and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

  • I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning.

  • I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a competition.

  • I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good plays/performances by both teams.

  • I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time and provide sport activities for my child.

  • I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning.

Fair Play Codes for Coaches

  • The coach must act with integrity in performing all duties owed to the players and the sport.

  • The coach must strive to be well prepared and current in order that all duties in the coaches discipline are fulfilled with competence.

  • The coach must act in the athlete’s development as a whole person.

  • The coach must accept the letter and the spirit of the rules governing the sport.

  • The coach must accept the role of officials in providing judgment to ensure that competitions are conducted fairly and according to the established rules.

  • The Coaches conduct toward other coaches must be characterised by courtesy, good faith and respect.

  • The coach must maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and support the principles of Fair Play.