Players must abide by the Players Code of Conduct (see below). Players who choose not to do so risk expulsion from the Academy.
Training is compulsory for all players. Players who do not attend regularly will not be selected for Academy games and risk losing their place at the Academy. Players who lose their place at the Academy as a result of poor attendance may reapply for a place at the Academy provided there is a satisfactory explanation for poor attendance and appropriate assurances in respect of future attendance.
Players who are unable to attend an Academy training session or game must inform their Coach or the Academy Director or Administrator as soon as possible. Failure to do so will mean the absence will be recorded as a non-attendance for the purposes of assessing the attendance record of the player.
A player who is expelled or loses his place at the Academy through poor attendance shall not be entitled to a refund of subscriptions paid.
Academy players are required to become members of Ceredigion Junior Football Development and to make themselves available to play for Ceredigion in Welsh Schools Association competitions. Permission will be obtained to ensure that Academy players who do not attend school in Ceredigion are nevertheless able to play for Ceredigion.
The Academy takes precedence over club football. Failure to attend an Academy coaching session or game because of club commitments is not an acceptable excuse. Players may play school or junior club football provided it does not conflict with Academy training sessions or games.
Parents must abide by the Parents Code of Conduct (see below). Parents who choose not to do so risk the expulsion of their child from the Academy.
Verbal or physical abuse by a player or parent is likely to lead to immediate expulsion of the player from the Academy.
Players must notify the Academy Director of approaches from or trials for other Development Centres, Centres of Excellence or other Academies.
Players must inform the Academy Director of any approach or contact with the player or parents of the player by professional clubs.
PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
Be a good sport. Applaud good play by your team and the opposition.
Play within the rules of the game.
Play for fun and enjoyment, not just to please parents or coaches.
Do not conceal an injury. Tell your coach if you have an injury.
Control your temper. The Academy does not tolerate violent or abusive behaviour by its players.
Treat all players fairly and with respect. The Academy does not tolerate bullying or taking unfair advantage of another player.
Encourage and support your team-mates. Co-operate with your coach.
Concentrate on the game your coach has asked you to play. Express yourself in that role.
Work hard for yourself and your team.
Respect the officials and accept all decisions without question.
PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment and not yours.
Encourage children to participate do not force them.
Avoid pressurising your child about winning or losing. Remember that the club's coaches take a long term approach to your child's football development.
Encourage children to play within the rules.
Remember children learn best by example. Applaud and encourage all players, and applaud good play by the opposition.
Show respect to your child's coach.
Never publicly criticise your child, the coach or other players.
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
Do not question decisions made by the match officials. Show appreciation for officials and administrators. Without them your child could not participate.