Club Philosophy

Club Philosophy2018-08-28T23:20:25+01:00
GJFC Club Philosophy

Guiseley Juniors Official Club Mission Statement 2018/19.


As a player, coach or parent, you have a very big part to play. 

In order to have fun and enjoy our football, we all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.

That is why The Football Association (FA) and Guiseley Juniors FC are asking every player to follow our Young Player Respect Code of Conduct Commitment.

When playing football, in matches and at training I, will:

  • Work hard, have a really good attitude and represent my club, Guiseley Junior’s FC,  to the best of my ability.
  • Never give up and always try my best, even when things are hard or might be difficult.
  • Show good sportsmanship, both when we win and when we lose – shake hands with  the referee and other team at the end of the game.
  • Play fairly & by the Rules – I won’t cheat, complain, waste time or make fun of others.
  • Be a team player – football is a team game and I will work really hard to help and  support my teammates at all times.
  • Listen and respond to what my manager and coaches ask me – I won’t talk back or  be cheeky. I understand they are trying to help me.
  • Respect the referee, even when I might not agree with their decision.
  • Talk to someone I trust if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.

The Future Game playing philosophy outlines
an overarching vision for the English game.

This is a statement that drives coaches and clubs to develop their own bespoke and individualised coaching programmes. The Future Game playing philosophy is broken down into the following principles:

In possession:

  • A possession-based approach played through the three-thirds of the pitch
  • Quality passing and intelligent movement and support off the ball
  • Penetrative, incisive and varied attacking play, allied to good finishing
  • Counter-attacking whenever opportunities arise

Out of possession:

  • A tactical approach to defending, in which all players contribute
  • A controlled, calculated and assertive approach when and where necessary

Additionally, the playing philosophy actively encourages the individualistic player. Players with varied and unique dribbling skills and the dexterity to go past defenders, particularly in the final-third, are fundamental to success in the future game.

Approaches to the game continue to evolve and The Future Game, as the title suggests, looks to the future, predicting the changes and developments in the game. How these changes should inform the development of the next generation of players contributes much of the content of both guides.

The Future Game playing philosophy reflects many of the styles and approaches demonstrated by high-performing teams at European and world level. It is important to note, however, that The Future Game philosophy isn’t a replica of any particular country’s philosophy, and is underpinned with England’s own DNA in which desire, work-rate and competitiveness are continually encouraged.