The Yarra Jets is a community based club that aims to provide an outstanding football experience for any person regardless of gender, age, ability, race, religion and sexuality. We offer a safe, high quality and supported environment at all levels from ages 5 to seniors, both male and female. The club’s aim is to maximize players’ football development and enjoyment.
The Yarra Jets is run by a group of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to provide the best possible football experience to our members. We aim to evenly spread the administrative tasks across our club community.
We aspire to give all our players access to the best possible coaching and maximize their chances to achieve their full football potential. We aim to strike the right balance between coaching costs and player fees.
The Yarra Jet’s selection policy is based on providing the most enjoyable playing and social experience for all players at a level appropriate to their skills, and within the context of the competitions in which teams participate.
Selection is always conducted with due regard to the overarching principles of equity, personal development, respect and team viability. Ideally all players play at an appropriate standard and are given the opportunity to play in the highest grade possible for their skill level, e.g., a team where they are most likely to use all their skills.
In order to accurately assess a players capabilities the club may wish to run trial sessions attended by a Selection Panel (see below) so a player can be put into the most appropriate team, should multiple teams be available for their age group.
The aim is for most players to play in their own age group but occasionally circumstances may make it more appropriate for a player to play out of their age group. Where playing out of age group is a consideration, the Age Group Sub-Committee will make the final decision after consultation with the Selection Panel, player/s, parent/s and coach(es).
A Selection Panel may be formed for each age group consisting of the age group coaches and other senior members of the club. The Panel will be looking for physical attributes such as speed, strength, agility, endurance, power and flexibility. Skill attributes such as technique, tactical awareness, potential, coachability, positional qualities and specialist skills are also considered.
The Selection Panel will take into consideration:
Players will be allocated into teams and advised in February of pre-season training details.
OBJECTIONS: If children or parent have any objections to the outcome of the selection process, then please feel free to discuss with the relevant Age Group Coordinator who will forward their concerns back to the Selection Panel and Sub-Committee for final decision.
It is important for players and parents to remember that occasionally there are difficulties with the selection process for both players and officials. Our aim with this policy and the Selection Trials is to be as objective and transparent as possible. The club is aware that at times player/ parental goals and subjective assessment of abilities may be in conflict with the assessment of the panel. The club will endeavor to deliver its deliberations through positive and constructive communication.
PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
PARENT AND SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT
COACHING PHILOSOPHY AND CODE OF CONDUCT
Quality coaching of our youngsters is the vital ingredient in excelling in the sport, and in life. Through team sport they can learn about discipline, teamwork, listening, good behaviour, and sportsmanship with a priority on enjoyment.
Within this context we strongly support team improvement and player development aiming for each player to become the best team player and footballer they can be, whilst advancing the progress of our teams.
The Club supports and finances suitable ongoing training through FFV for all coaches and will strive to recruit coaches with suitable experience. We have coaches that are current senior players, ex senior players, professionals and even parents with a technical understanding of the game. In addition, where feasible, the club provides extra, specialized skills based coaching sessions.
The Yarra Jets also has a strong link between the Senior Women’s and Junior Girls teams. Recently the Women’s teams have hosted Women/Girls Gala Days, thereby providing strong female role models for juniors and encouraging mentoring from our seniors.
COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT
YJFC adheres to FFA Concussion Guidelines.
Click here to download a copy of the guidelines.
SMOKE FREE POLICY
The Yarra Jets recognises that passive smoking is hazardous to health and those non-smoking club members and visitors have the right to be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke.
Accordingly, the following policy shall apply to all club facilities, functions, meetings and activities undertaken by the club and will apply to all members, officials, players and club visitors.
All club facilities are to be completely smoke free and shall include:
The social rooms inclusive of bar, kitchen, meeting room, toilets and storage area
Player change rooms inclusive of warm up area, toilets and showers, medical room and property room.
Cigarettes will not be sold (including vending machines) at any time at or by the club
Players, Officials & Coaches
Coaches, players, trainers, volunteers and officials will refrain from smoking and remain smoke free while involved in an official capacity for the club, on and off the field.
All club functions including social and fund raising events and meetings are to be completely smoke free:
All club functions held away from the club facilities are to be completely smoke free and shall require an assurance from the venue management of compliance with the club policy before a booking is confirmed by:
Invitations and advertising for all functions, meetings and events will be promoted as smoke free.
All club committee members will enforce the smoke free policy and any non-compliance will be handled according to the following process:
Explanation of the club policy to the person/people concerned, including identification of the areas in which smoking is permitted
Continued non-compliance with the policy should be handled by at least two committee members who will use their discretion as to the action taken, which may include asking the person/ people to leave the club facilities or function.
The club will promote the smoke free policy regularly by:
Putting a copy of the policy in club newsletters, notice boards, website and printed member/player information
Displaying a copy of the policy in the club social rooms
Periodic announcements to members at functions.
The club recognises the importance of educating club members, particularly players, of the benefits of implementing a smoke free policy and will endeavour to provide information to assist this process.
The club will actively participate in the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program with an ongoing priority to achieve Level 3 accreditation.
This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT
Bullying will not be tolerated by Yarra Jets in any form.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
The club will ensure that officials, including coaches will under go the Working With Children Check consistent with FFV policies.
The aim of the juniors is to provide high quality community orientated junior soccer. Broadly speaking the club will aim to:
Provide fair and equal access and participation for all player regardless of their skills or abilities
Operate in a way that encourages family and community involvement
Promote fair play and respect for all involved
DISCIPLINE AND BREACHES OF CODES OF CONDUCT
The club takes seriously, any act that brings the club or the sport into disrepute. The discipline committee will consider sanctions on players, coaches or members and associates of the club who breach the codes of conduct listed on this website. The club refers all red cards, discipline and severe reprimand cases when they are received from the FFV to the club's discipline sub-committee. Additional sanctions or conditions may be placed on players, coaches, members or associates than those imposed by the FFV if the club considers there is sufficient reason. This will ensure that the best possible conditions are available for our players to pursue their interest in the sport without fear of poor behaviour from anyone within the club.