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Brazilian Football Academy is dedicated to developing soccer schools, classes and teams for boys and girls that engage in various tournaments and friendly matches around Hong Kong and sometimes overseas.

Our aim is to remove the emphasis from winning and focus on long term development of players. By celebrating spirit, sportsmanship, skill and good character participants have an opportunity to realize their full potential as a responsible member of society and as a Football player.

We strive to develop children who are independent, value learning, are creative and enjoy playing football as part of a team. We should remember at all times that the game of soccer is just that–a game.
The number one reason (well documented in a number of studies) children participate in soccer is to have fun. If they don’t have fun, they will soon quit. It is detrimental to the player if there is too much pressure placed on them too early to achieve a result rather than simply experiencing the sheer joy of a youth game.

BFA wants you to respect the game of soccer, respect the players, the opponents, the referee, and the parents. Players should come out of their experience with the coach as better people and better citizens, not just better soccer players. So please take the responsibility of instructing the players with a great deal of care and joy.

Categories: BFA Policy, BFA Teams

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Coaches must respect the rights’ dignity and worth of each and every person and treat
each equally within the context of the sport.

2. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other
considerations, including the development of performance.

3. Coaches must operate within the rules and spirit of the sport of football promoting fair
play over ‘winning at any cost’ and encourage players to do the same.

4. Coaches must familiarize themselves with and adhere to all rules and regulations of the
respective leagues and with the Rules of FIFA.

5. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on
mutual trust and respect.

6. Coaches must maintain high standards of integrity, sportsmanship and adopt responsible
behaviour in all interactions.

7. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

8. Coaches must respect the decisions of officials and referees and must not attempt to influence the officials or abuse them verbally or physically for their decisions and actions.

9. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour
and performance.

10. Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate is appropriate for the age,
maturity, experience and ability of players.

11. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their
parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.

12. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, and physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.

13. Coaches must always promote the appropriate Code of Conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike.

14. Coaches must never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rule and regulations or the use of the prohibited substances or techniques.

15. Coaches must always actively discourage foul play, or any unsportsmanlike behaviour by players at all times on and off the field.

16. Coaches should not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviour by players or spectators and remove from the field any player(s) whose behaviour is not acceptable and breaches this
Code of Conduct.

17. Coaches must display control and courtesy to all involved with the game of football.

18. Coaches must develop their team’s respect for their opponent’s ability.

19. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behavior and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.

20. Coaches must ensure that all decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment
free environment.

21. Coaches must ensure that parents and supporters follow the code of conduct including
guidelines on cameras and videos.

Expectations

22 Coaches are responsible for their team, including; player/team discipline, attendance
policy, sportsmanship and respect. Any issues arising with individual players should be brought up with the Head Coach.

23 Coaches must arrive 30 minutes prior to the arrival of players at training and on match days.

24 Coaches assume responsibility for any club equipment used.

25 Coaches must carry their bags with 1 first aid kit to all games and are fully responsible for all equipment therein.

26 Coaches are to follow the field allocations on training.

27 Players should be briefed before training on the session objective and debriefed after each session, so they understand their learning goals.

28 Coaches must take their monthly session plans for training.

29 Coaches must submit match reports after each tournament or league games.

30 Coaches should report any parent interference to the Head Coach who will aim to deal with the situation.

 Coaches failing to adhere to the codes / rules 1-21 may be liable for instant dismissal.
 Coaches failing to adhere to the expectations / rules 22-30, will be supported by the Head coach in reaching these objectives. Disciplinary action could include, but is not limited to the following:
 verbal warning
 written warning
 Action by BFA that may include suspension or termination of contract.

Category: BFA Policy

To ensure we maintain a fun and productive environment conductive to all participants gaining maximum enjoyment we must pay attention to the behaviour of all participants.  We ask all players to read and adhere to the players code of conduct when they join our classes and teams. These can be found on our web-site for your reference.

Please note the following BFA disciplinary steps when dealing with players.

Step 1
Verbal warning from the team coach.
Step 2
Time out from training or suspension from games
Step 3
Official verbal warning from the Head Coach
Step 4
Formal written warning
Step 5
Removal from team

* Exceptional Circumstances

In the event of gross violation of the players’ code of conduct, the offender may circumvent the above sequence, and face alternative disciplinary action deemed appropriate. The decision to impose such action is at the discretion of BFA team coach, head coach.

**Please note when step 5 is enforced no appeal will be considered**

Category: BFA Policy

Attendance:

For all instances of non-attendance, you MUST inform the office and not just the team coach.

Practices:

Parents/players to notify the office directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend practices. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Matches:

Parents/players to notify the office AND the Team coach directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend a match. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Category: BFA Policy

As a member of BFA you are making a commitment to your team-mates and your coach. As such players should aim to attend ALL practices and games.

We understand that at times it is not possible for players to attend all BFA commitments, however we expect that you will inform either the office by email or phone call if situations arise. In case its a last minute emergency you are expected to call the Head Coach or team coach personally.

BFA will closely monitor the level of attendance. Anything less then an 80% attendance record over a given month may be a sign of poor commitment.
If a child’s attendance drops below this level, parents will be contacted to help us further understand the issues. If you are unable to make this commitment level on any given month you should discuss the situation with BFA head coach to make suitable arrangements prior to your planned absences.

Note: Attendance and commitment levels along with skill and attitude will be taken into consideration when selecting teams on Match days.

Excused absences must be communicated by email to info@bfa.hk Examples of an excused absence are listed below.

Child is ill or injured and is therefore unable to train.
Close family functions.
A family members birthday

All non-communicated absences will be considered as an unexcused absence, unless exceptional circumstances are involved. Unexcused absences are very disruptive in a select team environment and will be dealt with as follows:

1. The first and second unexcused absences will be recorded but no contact will made with parents at this stage.

2. On the third unexcused absence the player’s parents will be contacted. The player’s position in the starting line-up is now in jeopardy.

 

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Brazilian Football Academy is dedicated to developing soccer schools, classes and teams for boys and girls that engage in various tournaments and friendly matches around Hong Kong and sometimes overseas.

Our aim is to remove the emphasis from winning and focus on long term development of players. By celebrating spirit, sportsmanship, skill and good character participants have an opportunity to realize their full potential as a responsible member of society and as a Football player.

We strive to develop children who are independent, value learning, are creative and enjoy playing football as part of a team. We should remember at all times that the game of soccer is just that–a game.
The number one reason (well documented in a number of studies) children participate in soccer is to have fun. If they don’t have fun, they will soon quit. It is detrimental to the player if there is too much pressure placed on them too early to achieve a result rather than simply experiencing the sheer joy of a youth game.

BFA wants you to respect the game of soccer, respect the players, the opponents, the referee, and the parents. Players should come out of their experience with the coach as better people and better citizens, not just better soccer players. So please take the responsibility of instructing the players with a great deal of care and joy.

Categories: BFA Policy, BFA Teams

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Coaches must respect the rights’ dignity and worth of each and every person and treat
each equally within the context of the sport.

2. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other
considerations, including the development of performance.

3. Coaches must operate within the rules and spirit of the sport of football promoting fair
play over ‘winning at any cost’ and encourage players to do the same.

4. Coaches must familiarize themselves with and adhere to all rules and regulations of the
respective leagues and with the Rules of FIFA.

5. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on
mutual trust and respect.

6. Coaches must maintain high standards of integrity, sportsmanship and adopt responsible
behaviour in all interactions.

7. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

8. Coaches must respect the decisions of officials and referees and must not attempt to influence the officials or abuse them verbally or physically for their decisions and actions.

9. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour
and performance.

10. Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate is appropriate for the age,
maturity, experience and ability of players.

11. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their
parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.

12. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, and physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.

13. Coaches must always promote the appropriate Code of Conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike.

14. Coaches must never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rule and regulations or the use of the prohibited substances or techniques.

15. Coaches must always actively discourage foul play, or any unsportsmanlike behaviour by players at all times on and off the field.

16. Coaches should not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviour by players or spectators and remove from the field any player(s) whose behaviour is not acceptable and breaches this
Code of Conduct.

17. Coaches must display control and courtesy to all involved with the game of football.

18. Coaches must develop their team’s respect for their opponent’s ability.

19. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behavior and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.

20. Coaches must ensure that all decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment
free environment.

21. Coaches must ensure that parents and supporters follow the code of conduct including
guidelines on cameras and videos.

Expectations

22 Coaches are responsible for their team, including; player/team discipline, attendance
policy, sportsmanship and respect. Any issues arising with individual players should be brought up with the Head Coach.

23 Coaches must arrive 30 minutes prior to the arrival of players at training and on match days.

24 Coaches assume responsibility for any club equipment used.

25 Coaches must carry their bags with 1 first aid kit to all games and are fully responsible for all equipment therein.

26 Coaches are to follow the field allocations on training.

27 Players should be briefed before training on the session objective and debriefed after each session, so they understand their learning goals.

28 Coaches must take their monthly session plans for training.

29 Coaches must submit match reports after each tournament or league games.

30 Coaches should report any parent interference to the Head Coach who will aim to deal with the situation.

 Coaches failing to adhere to the codes / rules 1-21 may be liable for instant dismissal.
 Coaches failing to adhere to the expectations / rules 22-30, will be supported by the Head coach in reaching these objectives. Disciplinary action could include, but is not limited to the following:
 verbal warning
 written warning
 Action by BFA that may include suspension or termination of contract.

Category: BFA Policy

To ensure we maintain a fun and productive environment conductive to all participants gaining maximum enjoyment we must pay attention to the behaviour of all participants.  We ask all players to read and adhere to the players code of conduct when they join our classes and teams. These can be found on our web-site for your reference.

Please note the following BFA disciplinary steps when dealing with players.

Step 1
Verbal warning from the team coach.
Step 2
Time out from training or suspension from games
Step 3
Official verbal warning from the Head Coach
Step 4
Formal written warning
Step 5
Removal from team

* Exceptional Circumstances

In the event of gross violation of the players’ code of conduct, the offender may circumvent the above sequence, and face alternative disciplinary action deemed appropriate. The decision to impose such action is at the discretion of BFA team coach, head coach.

**Please note when step 5 is enforced no appeal will be considered**

Category: BFA Policy

Attendance:

For all instances of non-attendance, you MUST inform the office and not just the team coach.

Practices:

Parents/players to notify the office directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend practices. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Matches:

Parents/players to notify the office AND the Team coach directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend a match. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Category: BFA Policy

As a member of BFA you are making a commitment to your team-mates and your coach. As such players should aim to attend ALL practices and games.

We understand that at times it is not possible for players to attend all BFA commitments, however we expect that you will inform either the office by email or phone call if situations arise. In case its a last minute emergency you are expected to call the Head Coach or team coach personally.

BFA will closely monitor the level of attendance. Anything less then an 80% attendance record over a given month may be a sign of poor commitment.
If a child’s attendance drops below this level, parents will be contacted to help us further understand the issues. If you are unable to make this commitment level on any given month you should discuss the situation with BFA head coach to make suitable arrangements prior to your planned absences.

Note: Attendance and commitment levels along with skill and attitude will be taken into consideration when selecting teams on Match days.

Excused absences must be communicated by email to info@bfa.hk Examples of an excused absence are listed below.

Child is ill or injured and is therefore unable to train.
Close family functions.
A family members birthday

All non-communicated absences will be considered as an unexcused absence, unless exceptional circumstances are involved. Unexcused absences are very disruptive in a select team environment and will be dealt with as follows:

1. The first and second unexcused absences will be recorded but no contact will made with parents at this stage.

2. On the third unexcused absence the player’s parents will be contacted. The player’s position in the starting line-up is now in jeopardy.

 

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BFA Codes of Conduct

Brazilian Football Academy is dedicated to developing soccer schools, classes and teams for boys and girls that engage in various tournaments and friendly matches around Hong Kong and sometimes overseas.

Our aim is to remove the emphasis from winning and focus on long term development of players. By celebrating spirit, sportsmanship, skill and good character participants have an opportunity to realize their full potential as a responsible member of society and as a Football player.

We strive to develop children who are independent, value learning, are creative and enjoy playing football as part of a team. We should remember at all times that the game of soccer is just that–a game.
The number one reason (well documented in a number of studies) children participate in soccer is to have fun. If they don’t have fun, they will soon quit. It is detrimental to the player if there is too much pressure placed on them too early to achieve a result rather than simply experiencing the sheer joy of a youth game.

BFA wants you to respect the game of soccer, respect the players, the opponents, the referee, and the parents. Players should come out of their experience with the coach as better people and better citizens, not just better soccer players. So please take the responsibility of instructing the players with a great deal of care and joy.

Categories: BFA Policy, BFA Teams

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Coaches must respect the rights’ dignity and worth of each and every person and treat
each equally within the context of the sport.

2. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other
considerations, including the development of performance.

3. Coaches must operate within the rules and spirit of the sport of football promoting fair
play over ‘winning at any cost’ and encourage players to do the same.

4. Coaches must familiarize themselves with and adhere to all rules and regulations of the
respective leagues and with the Rules of FIFA.

5. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on
mutual trust and respect.

6. Coaches must maintain high standards of integrity, sportsmanship and adopt responsible
behaviour in all interactions.

7. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

8. Coaches must respect the decisions of officials and referees and must not attempt to influence the officials or abuse them verbally or physically for their decisions and actions.

9. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour
and performance.

10. Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate is appropriate for the age,
maturity, experience and ability of players.

11. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their
parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.

12. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, and physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.

13. Coaches must always promote the appropriate Code of Conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike.

14. Coaches must never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rule and regulations or the use of the prohibited substances or techniques.

15. Coaches must always actively discourage foul play, or any unsportsmanlike behaviour by players at all times on and off the field.

16. Coaches should not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviour by players or spectators and remove from the field any player(s) whose behaviour is not acceptable and breaches this
Code of Conduct.

17. Coaches must display control and courtesy to all involved with the game of football.

18. Coaches must develop their team’s respect for their opponent’s ability.

19. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behavior and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.

20. Coaches must ensure that all decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment
free environment.

21. Coaches must ensure that parents and supporters follow the code of conduct including
guidelines on cameras and videos.

Expectations

22 Coaches are responsible for their team, including; player/team discipline, attendance
policy, sportsmanship and respect. Any issues arising with individual players should be brought up with the Head Coach.

23 Coaches must arrive 30 minutes prior to the arrival of players at training and on match days.

24 Coaches assume responsibility for any club equipment used.

25 Coaches must carry their bags with 1 first aid kit to all games and are fully responsible for all equipment therein.

26 Coaches are to follow the field allocations on training.

27 Players should be briefed before training on the session objective and debriefed after each session, so they understand their learning goals.

28 Coaches must take their monthly session plans for training.

29 Coaches must submit match reports after each tournament or league games.

30 Coaches should report any parent interference to the Head Coach who will aim to deal with the situation.

 Coaches failing to adhere to the codes / rules 1-21 may be liable for instant dismissal.
 Coaches failing to adhere to the expectations / rules 22-30, will be supported by the Head coach in reaching these objectives. Disciplinary action could include, but is not limited to the following:
 verbal warning
 written warning
 Action by BFA that may include suspension or termination of contract.

Category: BFA Policy

To ensure we maintain a fun and productive environment conductive to all participants gaining maximum enjoyment we must pay attention to the behaviour of all participants.  We ask all players to read and adhere to the players code of conduct when they join our classes and teams. These can be found on our web-site for your reference.

Please note the following BFA disciplinary steps when dealing with players.

Step 1
Verbal warning from the team coach.
Step 2
Time out from training or suspension from games
Step 3
Official verbal warning from the Head Coach
Step 4
Formal written warning
Step 5
Removal from team

* Exceptional Circumstances

In the event of gross violation of the players’ code of conduct, the offender may circumvent the above sequence, and face alternative disciplinary action deemed appropriate. The decision to impose such action is at the discretion of BFA team coach, head coach.

**Please note when step 5 is enforced no appeal will be considered**

Category: BFA Policy

Attendance:

For all instances of non-attendance, you MUST inform the office and not just the team coach.

Practices:

Parents/players to notify the office directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend practices. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Matches:

Parents/players to notify the office AND the Team coach directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend a match. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Category: BFA Policy

As a member of BFA you are making a commitment to your team-mates and your coach. As such players should aim to attend ALL practices and games.

We understand that at times it is not possible for players to attend all BFA commitments, however we expect that you will inform either the office by email or phone call if situations arise. In case its a last minute emergency you are expected to call the Head Coach or team coach personally.

BFA will closely monitor the level of attendance. Anything less then an 80% attendance record over a given month may be a sign of poor commitment.
If a child’s attendance drops below this level, parents will be contacted to help us further understand the issues. If you are unable to make this commitment level on any given month you should discuss the situation with BFA head coach to make suitable arrangements prior to your planned absences.

Note: Attendance and commitment levels along with skill and attitude will be taken into consideration when selecting teams on Match days.

Excused absences must be communicated by email to info@bfa.hk Examples of an excused absence are listed below.

Child is ill or injured and is therefore unable to train.
Close family functions.
A family members birthday

All non-communicated absences will be considered as an unexcused absence, unless exceptional circumstances are involved. Unexcused absences are very disruptive in a select team environment and will be dealt with as follows:

1. The first and second unexcused absences will be recorded but no contact will made with parents at this stage.

2. On the third unexcused absence the player’s parents will be contacted. The player’s position in the starting line-up is now in jeopardy.

 

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Policy

Brazilian Football Academy is dedicated to developing soccer schools, classes and teams for boys and girls that engage in various tournaments and friendly matches around Hong Kong and sometimes overseas.

Our aim is to remove the emphasis from winning and focus on long term development of players. By celebrating spirit, sportsmanship, skill and good character participants have an opportunity to realize their full potential as a responsible member of society and as a Football player.

We strive to develop children who are independent, value learning, are creative and enjoy playing football as part of a team. We should remember at all times that the game of soccer is just that–a game.
The number one reason (well documented in a number of studies) children participate in soccer is to have fun. If they don’t have fun, they will soon quit. It is detrimental to the player if there is too much pressure placed on them too early to achieve a result rather than simply experiencing the sheer joy of a youth game.

BFA wants you to respect the game of soccer, respect the players, the opponents, the referee, and the parents. Players should come out of their experience with the coach as better people and better citizens, not just better soccer players. So please take the responsibility of instructing the players with a great deal of care and joy.

Categories: BFA Policy, BFA Teams

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Coaches must respect the rights’ dignity and worth of each and every person and treat
each equally within the context of the sport.

2. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other
considerations, including the development of performance.

3. Coaches must operate within the rules and spirit of the sport of football promoting fair
play over ‘winning at any cost’ and encourage players to do the same.

4. Coaches must familiarize themselves with and adhere to all rules and regulations of the
respective leagues and with the Rules of FIFA.

5. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on
mutual trust and respect.

6. Coaches must maintain high standards of integrity, sportsmanship and adopt responsible
behaviour in all interactions.

7. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

8. Coaches must respect the decisions of officials and referees and must not attempt to influence the officials or abuse them verbally or physically for their decisions and actions.

9. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour
and performance.

10. Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate is appropriate for the age,
maturity, experience and ability of players.

11. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their
parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.

12. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, and physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.

13. Coaches must always promote the appropriate Code of Conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike.

14. Coaches must never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rule and regulations or the use of the prohibited substances or techniques.

15. Coaches must always actively discourage foul play, or any unsportsmanlike behaviour by players at all times on and off the field.

16. Coaches should not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviour by players or spectators and remove from the field any player(s) whose behaviour is not acceptable and breaches this
Code of Conduct.

17. Coaches must display control and courtesy to all involved with the game of football.

18. Coaches must develop their team’s respect for their opponent’s ability.

19. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behavior and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.

20. Coaches must ensure that all decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment
free environment.

21. Coaches must ensure that parents and supporters follow the code of conduct including
guidelines on cameras and videos.

Expectations

22 Coaches are responsible for their team, including; player/team discipline, attendance
policy, sportsmanship and respect. Any issues arising with individual players should be brought up with the Head Coach.

23 Coaches must arrive 30 minutes prior to the arrival of players at training and on match days.

24 Coaches assume responsibility for any club equipment used.

25 Coaches must carry their bags with 1 first aid kit to all games and are fully responsible for all equipment therein.

26 Coaches are to follow the field allocations on training.

27 Players should be briefed before training on the session objective and debriefed after each session, so they understand their learning goals.

28 Coaches must take their monthly session plans for training.

29 Coaches must submit match reports after each tournament or league games.

30 Coaches should report any parent interference to the Head Coach who will aim to deal with the situation.

 Coaches failing to adhere to the codes / rules 1-21 may be liable for instant dismissal.
 Coaches failing to adhere to the expectations / rules 22-30, will be supported by the Head coach in reaching these objectives. Disciplinary action could include, but is not limited to the following:
 verbal warning
 written warning
 Action by BFA that may include suspension or termination of contract.

Category: BFA Policy

To ensure we maintain a fun and productive environment conductive to all participants gaining maximum enjoyment we must pay attention to the behaviour of all participants.  We ask all players to read and adhere to the players code of conduct when they join our classes and teams. These can be found on our web-site for your reference.

Please note the following BFA disciplinary steps when dealing with players.

Step 1
Verbal warning from the team coach.
Step 2
Time out from training or suspension from games
Step 3
Official verbal warning from the Head Coach
Step 4
Formal written warning
Step 5
Removal from team

* Exceptional Circumstances

In the event of gross violation of the players’ code of conduct, the offender may circumvent the above sequence, and face alternative disciplinary action deemed appropriate. The decision to impose such action is at the discretion of BFA team coach, head coach.

**Please note when step 5 is enforced no appeal will be considered**

Category: BFA Policy

Attendance:

For all instances of non-attendance, you MUST inform the office and not just the team coach.

Practices:

Parents/players to notify the office directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend practices. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Matches:

Parents/players to notify the office AND the Team coach directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend a match. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Category: BFA Policy

As a member of BFA you are making a commitment to your team-mates and your coach. As such players should aim to attend ALL practices and games.

We understand that at times it is not possible for players to attend all BFA commitments, however we expect that you will inform either the office by email or phone call if situations arise. In case its a last minute emergency you are expected to call the Head Coach or team coach personally.

BFA will closely monitor the level of attendance. Anything less then an 80% attendance record over a given month may be a sign of poor commitment.
If a child’s attendance drops below this level, parents will be contacted to help us further understand the issues. If you are unable to make this commitment level on any given month you should discuss the situation with BFA head coach to make suitable arrangements prior to your planned absences.

Note: Attendance and commitment levels along with skill and attitude will be taken into consideration when selecting teams on Match days.

Excused absences must be communicated by email to info@bfa.hk Examples of an excused absence are listed below.

Child is ill or injured and is therefore unable to train.
Close family functions.
A family members birthday

All non-communicated absences will be considered as an unexcused absence, unless exceptional circumstances are involved. Unexcused absences are very disruptive in a select team environment and will be dealt with as follows:

1. The first and second unexcused absences will be recorded but no contact will made with parents at this stage.

2. On the third unexcused absence the player’s parents will be contacted. The player’s position in the starting line-up is now in jeopardy.

 

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BFA Teams

Brazilian Football Academy is dedicated to developing soccer schools, classes and teams for boys and girls that engage in various tournaments and friendly matches around Hong Kong and sometimes overseas.

Our aim is to remove the emphasis from winning and focus on long term development of players. By celebrating spirit, sportsmanship, skill and good character participants have an opportunity to realize their full potential as a responsible member of society and as a Football player.

We strive to develop children who are independent, value learning, are creative and enjoy playing football as part of a team. We should remember at all times that the game of soccer is just that–a game.
The number one reason (well documented in a number of studies) children participate in soccer is to have fun. If they don’t have fun, they will soon quit. It is detrimental to the player if there is too much pressure placed on them too early to achieve a result rather than simply experiencing the sheer joy of a youth game.

BFA wants you to respect the game of soccer, respect the players, the opponents, the referee, and the parents. Players should come out of their experience with the coach as better people and better citizens, not just better soccer players. So please take the responsibility of instructing the players with a great deal of care and joy.

Categories: BFA Policy, BFA Teams

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Coaches must respect the rights’ dignity and worth of each and every person and treat
each equally within the context of the sport.

2. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other
considerations, including the development of performance.

3. Coaches must operate within the rules and spirit of the sport of football promoting fair
play over ‘winning at any cost’ and encourage players to do the same.

4. Coaches must familiarize themselves with and adhere to all rules and regulations of the
respective leagues and with the Rules of FIFA.

5. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on
mutual trust and respect.

6. Coaches must maintain high standards of integrity, sportsmanship and adopt responsible
behaviour in all interactions.

7. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

8. Coaches must respect the decisions of officials and referees and must not attempt to influence the officials or abuse them verbally or physically for their decisions and actions.

9. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour
and performance.

10. Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate is appropriate for the age,
maturity, experience and ability of players.

11. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their
parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.

12. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, and physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.

13. Coaches must always promote the appropriate Code of Conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike.

14. Coaches must never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rule and regulations or the use of the prohibited substances or techniques.

15. Coaches must always actively discourage foul play, or any unsportsmanlike behaviour by players at all times on and off the field.

16. Coaches should not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviour by players or spectators and remove from the field any player(s) whose behaviour is not acceptable and breaches this
Code of Conduct.

17. Coaches must display control and courtesy to all involved with the game of football.

18. Coaches must develop their team’s respect for their opponent’s ability.

19. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behavior and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.

20. Coaches must ensure that all decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment
free environment.

21. Coaches must ensure that parents and supporters follow the code of conduct including
guidelines on cameras and videos.

Expectations

22 Coaches are responsible for their team, including; player/team discipline, attendance
policy, sportsmanship and respect. Any issues arising with individual players should be brought up with the Head Coach.

23 Coaches must arrive 30 minutes prior to the arrival of players at training and on match days.

24 Coaches assume responsibility for any club equipment used.

25 Coaches must carry their bags with 1 first aid kit to all games and are fully responsible for all equipment therein.

26 Coaches are to follow the field allocations on training.

27 Players should be briefed before training on the session objective and debriefed after each session, so they understand their learning goals.

28 Coaches must take their monthly session plans for training.

29 Coaches must submit match reports after each tournament or league games.

30 Coaches should report any parent interference to the Head Coach who will aim to deal with the situation.

 Coaches failing to adhere to the codes / rules 1-21 may be liable for instant dismissal.
 Coaches failing to adhere to the expectations / rules 22-30, will be supported by the Head coach in reaching these objectives. Disciplinary action could include, but is not limited to the following:
 verbal warning
 written warning
 Action by BFA that may include suspension or termination of contract.

Category: BFA Policy

To ensure we maintain a fun and productive environment conductive to all participants gaining maximum enjoyment we must pay attention to the behaviour of all participants.  We ask all players to read and adhere to the players code of conduct when they join our classes and teams. These can be found on our web-site for your reference.

Please note the following BFA disciplinary steps when dealing with players.

Step 1
Verbal warning from the team coach.
Step 2
Time out from training or suspension from games
Step 3
Official verbal warning from the Head Coach
Step 4
Formal written warning
Step 5
Removal from team

* Exceptional Circumstances

In the event of gross violation of the players’ code of conduct, the offender may circumvent the above sequence, and face alternative disciplinary action deemed appropriate. The decision to impose such action is at the discretion of BFA team coach, head coach.

**Please note when step 5 is enforced no appeal will be considered**

Category: BFA Policy

Attendance:

For all instances of non-attendance, you MUST inform the office and not just the team coach.

Practices:

Parents/players to notify the office directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend practices. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Matches:

Parents/players to notify the office AND the Team coach directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend a match. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Category: BFA Policy

As a member of BFA you are making a commitment to your team-mates and your coach. As such players should aim to attend ALL practices and games.

We understand that at times it is not possible for players to attend all BFA commitments, however we expect that you will inform either the office by email or phone call if situations arise. In case its a last minute emergency you are expected to call the Head Coach or team coach personally.

BFA will closely monitor the level of attendance. Anything less then an 80% attendance record over a given month may be a sign of poor commitment.
If a child’s attendance drops below this level, parents will be contacted to help us further understand the issues. If you are unable to make this commitment level on any given month you should discuss the situation with BFA head coach to make suitable arrangements prior to your planned absences.

Note: Attendance and commitment levels along with skill and attitude will be taken into consideration when selecting teams on Match days.

Excused absences must be communicated by email to info@bfa.hk Examples of an excused absence are listed below.

Child is ill or injured and is therefore unable to train.
Close family functions.
A family members birthday

All non-communicated absences will be considered as an unexcused absence, unless exceptional circumstances are involved. Unexcused absences are very disruptive in a select team environment and will be dealt with as follows:

1. The first and second unexcused absences will be recorded but no contact will made with parents at this stage.

2. On the third unexcused absence the player’s parents will be contacted. The player’s position in the starting line-up is now in jeopardy.

 

Category: BFA Policy

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Brazilian Football Academy is dedicated to developing soccer schools, classes and teams for boys and girls that engage in various tournaments and friendly matches around Hong Kong and sometimes overseas.

Our aim is to remove the emphasis from winning and focus on long term development of players. By celebrating spirit, sportsmanship, skill and good character participants have an opportunity to realize their full potential as a responsible member of society and as a Football player.

We strive to develop children who are independent, value learning, are creative and enjoy playing football as part of a team. We should remember at all times that the game of soccer is just that–a game.
The number one reason (well documented in a number of studies) children participate in soccer is to have fun. If they don’t have fun, they will soon quit. It is detrimental to the player if there is too much pressure placed on them too early to achieve a result rather than simply experiencing the sheer joy of a youth game.

BFA wants you to respect the game of soccer, respect the players, the opponents, the referee, and the parents. Players should come out of their experience with the coach as better people and better citizens, not just better soccer players. So please take the responsibility of instructing the players with a great deal of care and joy.

Categories: BFA Policy, BFA Teams

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Coaches must respect the rights’ dignity and worth of each and every person and treat
each equally within the context of the sport.

2. Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other
considerations, including the development of performance.

3. Coaches must operate within the rules and spirit of the sport of football promoting fair
play over ‘winning at any cost’ and encourage players to do the same.

4. Coaches must familiarize themselves with and adhere to all rules and regulations of the
respective leagues and with the Rules of FIFA.

5. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on
mutual trust and respect.

6. Coaches must maintain high standards of integrity, sportsmanship and adopt responsible
behaviour in all interactions.

7. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

8. Coaches must respect the decisions of officials and referees and must not attempt to influence the officials or abuse them verbally or physically for their decisions and actions.

9. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour
and performance.

10. Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate is appropriate for the age,
maturity, experience and ability of players.

11. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the player (and, where appropriate, their
parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.

12. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, and physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.

13. Coaches must always promote the appropriate Code of Conduct and positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) to players, parents and spectators alike.

14. Coaches must never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rule and regulations or the use of the prohibited substances or techniques.

15. Coaches must always actively discourage foul play, or any unsportsmanlike behaviour by players at all times on and off the field.

16. Coaches should not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviour by players or spectators and remove from the field any player(s) whose behaviour is not acceptable and breaches this
Code of Conduct.

17. Coaches must display control and courtesy to all involved with the game of football.

18. Coaches must develop their team’s respect for their opponent’s ability.

19. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behavior and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.

20. Coaches must ensure that all decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment
free environment.

21. Coaches must ensure that parents and supporters follow the code of conduct including
guidelines on cameras and videos.

Expectations

22 Coaches are responsible for their team, including; player/team discipline, attendance
policy, sportsmanship and respect. Any issues arising with individual players should be brought up with the Head Coach.

23 Coaches must arrive 30 minutes prior to the arrival of players at training and on match days.

24 Coaches assume responsibility for any club equipment used.

25 Coaches must carry their bags with 1 first aid kit to all games and are fully responsible for all equipment therein.

26 Coaches are to follow the field allocations on training.

27 Players should be briefed before training on the session objective and debriefed after each session, so they understand their learning goals.

28 Coaches must take their monthly session plans for training.

29 Coaches must submit match reports after each tournament or league games.

30 Coaches should report any parent interference to the Head Coach who will aim to deal with the situation.

 Coaches failing to adhere to the codes / rules 1-21 may be liable for instant dismissal.
 Coaches failing to adhere to the expectations / rules 22-30, will be supported by the Head coach in reaching these objectives. Disciplinary action could include, but is not limited to the following:
 verbal warning
 written warning
 Action by BFA that may include suspension or termination of contract.

Category: BFA Policy

To ensure we maintain a fun and productive environment conductive to all participants gaining maximum enjoyment we must pay attention to the behaviour of all participants.  We ask all players to read and adhere to the players code of conduct when they join our classes and teams. These can be found on our web-site for your reference.

Please note the following BFA disciplinary steps when dealing with players.

Step 1
Verbal warning from the team coach.
Step 2
Time out from training or suspension from games
Step 3
Official verbal warning from the Head Coach
Step 4
Formal written warning
Step 5
Removal from team

* Exceptional Circumstances

In the event of gross violation of the players’ code of conduct, the offender may circumvent the above sequence, and face alternative disciplinary action deemed appropriate. The decision to impose such action is at the discretion of BFA team coach, head coach.

**Please note when step 5 is enforced no appeal will be considered**

Category: BFA Policy

Attendance:

For all instances of non-attendance, you MUST inform the office and not just the team coach.

Practices:

Parents/players to notify the office directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend practices. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Matches:

Parents/players to notify the office AND the Team coach directly via e-mail or phone if they will not be able to attend a match. Please note the attendance Policy and provide information in a timely manner to ensure full compliance.

Category: BFA Policy

As a member of BFA you are making a commitment to your team-mates and your coach. As such players should aim to attend ALL practices and games.

We understand that at times it is not possible for players to attend all BFA commitments, however we expect that you will inform either the office by email or phone call if situations arise. In case its a last minute emergency you are expected to call the Head Coach or team coach personally.

BFA will closely monitor the level of attendance. Anything less then an 80% attendance record over a given month may be a sign of poor commitment.
If a child’s attendance drops below this level, parents will be contacted to help us further understand the issues. If you are unable to make this commitment level on any given month you should discuss the situation with BFA head coach to make suitable arrangements prior to your planned absences.

Note: Attendance and commitment levels along with skill and attitude will be taken into consideration when selecting teams on Match days.

Excused absences must be communicated by email to info@bfa.hk Examples of an excused absence are listed below.

Child is ill or injured and is therefore unable to train.
Close family functions.
A family members birthday

All non-communicated absences will be considered as an unexcused absence, unless exceptional circumstances are involved. Unexcused absences are very disruptive in a select team environment and will be dealt with as follows:

1. The first and second unexcused absences will be recorded but no contact will made with parents at this stage.

2. On the third unexcused absence the player’s parents will be contacted. The player’s position in the starting line-up is now in jeopardy.

 

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