Code of conduct for coaches, managers and club officials 


On and off the field, I will: 

Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, 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 decision
Never enter the field of play without the referee's permission
.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 well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning
Explain exactly what I expect of players and what they can expect from me
Ensure all parents/carers of all players under the age of 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
Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each player's best interests.

I understand that jf I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA, league or The FA:

Required to meet with the club, league or County Welfare Officer
Required to meet with the club committee
Monitored by another club coach
Required to attend an FA education course
Suspended by the club from attending matches
Suspended or fined by the County FA
Required to leave or be sacked by the club.
 In addition:
My FACA (FA Coaches Association) membership may be withdrawn.



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