RDMF Parent Code of Conduct

Our policy can be summed up in one word; RESPECT.

All Parents and Guardians of the Red Deer Minor Football Society players are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates respect for players, referees, coaches, fans, property and the game of football.

There will be zero tolerance on the part of the Red Deer Minor Football Society in regard to parent conduct.  Any behaviour or actions that constitute what the Red Deer Minor Football Society Executive deems as abuse of players, coaches, referees, opposing fans or property will not be condoned in any form.

The President at his sole discretion may take whatever action appropriate on a case by case basis. Discipline may include suspending the offending parent and the parent's player(s) for a duration that the President deems appropriate. The President at his/her sole discretion may also suspend the offending parent from the Society. The parent or guardian is NOT entitled to a warning or first offence.  In the event that the incident results in an expulsion, no refund of registration fees will be issued by the Red Deer Minor Football Society. There will be no appeal process for the offending parent in such a case.

The offending parent must return his/her players equipment within 7 days of being notified of their expulsion from the Society. All Society equipment must be returned in good condition. In the event that the Society equipment is not returned within the 7 days, the Society will cash the equipment bond cheque that was submitted to RDMF and issue an invoice in the amount of $300.00 to the offending parent/family.

Unless registered with Football Alberta and having obtained permission from the Head Coach, a parent is NOT permitted on the practice or playing field or player's bench area.

Parents are to have no contact with coaches during game time except for cases of emergency.

Should a parent have a concern with regard to a coach, that concern must be brought to the attention of the Red Deer Minor Football Division Coordinator or the President. If the concern is valid, the President will bring the matter before the coach directly. Parents will not bring concerns directly to the coach unless permission has been granted in writing (email) by the President.

Fundraising is a critical part of delivering and maintaining a minor football program. Therefore, the parent / family of each player in the Society agree to participate fully in any and all fundraising activities of the Red Deer Minor Football Society. Each parent / family acknowledges and agrees that failure to do so will result in the Society cashing the player / family fundraising bond cheque. Red Deer Minor Football retains the right to suspend any player from activities of RDMF until such time as that player / family submits the required amount of fundraising required to RDMF.

RDMF is a grassroots program supported by the generous donation of time by our volunteers.  If your player participates in the RDMF program, you are expected to support the program by giving of your time and talents. Your team manager or Division Coordinator will be asking you for your help.

Please volunteer. You will find that you enjoy your football experience much more by getting involved.

The 24 Hour Rule is in effect for the ENTIRE SEASON.  Please refer to the document “RDMF Codes of Conduct_Chain of Command and Complaint Process” for this process and more information.

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