RESPECT - Coaches, Team Managers   Club Officials

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the Game

In the F.A’s survey of 37,000 Grass Roots Participants, behaviour was the biggest concern in the game.

This included the Abuse of Match Officials and the unacceptable behaviour of over competitive Parents, Spectators, Coaches and Team Managers on the sideline.

Play your part and observe the Football Association’s Respect Codes of Conduct in everything you do

On and off the field, I will:

  • Show respect to others involved in the game including Match Officials, Opposition Players, Team Managers, Coaches, Officials and Spectators
  • Adhere to the Laws and Spirit of the game.
  • Promote Fair Play and high standards of behaviour.
  • Always respect the Match Official’s decisions.
  • Never enter the Field of Play without the permission of the Match Referee.
  • Never engage in public criticism of the Match Officials.
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.

When working with Players, I will:

  • Place the wellbeing, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning
  • Explain exactly what I expect from players and what they can expect from me.
  • Ensure that all Parents, Guardians and Carers of all players under the age of eighteen (18) understand these expectations.
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, any form of bullying.
  • Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their self esteem.
  • Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  • Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players’ ability level, age and maturity.
  • Cooperate fully with others in football, (e.g. Officials, Doctors, Physiotherapists and Welfare Officers) for the best interests of each player.
  • I understand that if I do not follow the Codes of Conduct, any or all of the following actions may be taken by the Club, a County F.A. or the F.A. directly

I may be:

  • Required to meet with the Club, League or County F.A. Welfare Officer
  • Required to meet with the Club Committee.
  • Monitored by another Club Coach.
  • Required to attend a Football Association Education Course.
  • Suspended by the Club from attending matches.
  • Suspended, or fined by the County F.A.
  • Required to leave or be dismissed by the Club.

In addition:

  • My FACA (Football Association Coaches Association) membership may be withdrawn.
  • I will refrain from bullying, making derogatory or defamatory remarks, using foul, abusive or insulting language against any individual via the use of social media in accordance with the high standards of behaviour that is expected from membership of the Club.