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We at Dundee Sporting Club want to make sure that your child is able to play football without fear, intimidation or abuse.  Misconduct can happen in many forms and we do our best to make sure that behaviour of players and parents are appropriate.  To do this we require you and your child to follow our code of conduct. Below is a snippet of our Code of Conduct.  The full document can be viewed by clicking here.


  • Players should respect the decisions of match officials, opponents and coaches at all times.
  • Foul or abusive language will not be permitted by the club.
  • Bullying will not be permitted by the club.
  • This can be in forms such as:
  • Physical- pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching and other forms of violence or threats.
  • Verbal - : name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing.
  • Emotional - excluding (sending to Coventry), tormenting, ridiculing, humiliating.
  • Cyber bullying - internet, Facebook, social media.


  • Please remember that everyone involved in youth football is a volunteer and gives up their time for free to ensure that your child gets the best possible experience.
  • Foul or abusive language directed to an official, player or spectator will result in you being asked to step away from the pitch side.
  • Safety of your child is paramount and we do not allow players to turn up or leave without an adult.
  • All coaches implement a coaching strategy which has been agreed with the SFA to ensure that your child develops in a safe positive environment. For this reason we ask that you do not coach your child from the sidelines.
  • Most of the youth clubs including Dundee Sporting Club employ positive coaching methods. We ask that you do not criticise your children and encourage them at every opportunity. This will allow them to flourish and develop at a faster rate.

Positive Coaching

The Positive Coaching programme approved by SportScotland and the SFA, helps us get the best out of your child and let them show their full potential.  All teams in Dundee have subscribed to this programme and everyone is looking forward to the next generation of players who we hope will be confident, professional and respectful to players and officials.  We recommend you watch the video below to get a better understanding on how Positive Coaching can benefit you, your child and clubs.
What is Positive Coaching?

Here is what coaches and parents think of Positive Coaching

Parents have an important part to play