Code of Conduct for parents/spectators
• Remember that children play for FUN
• Applaud effort and good play as well as success
• Always respect the match officials’ decisions
• Remain outside the field of play and within the Designated Spectators’ Area (where provided)
• Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do
• Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials
• Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning
• Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour.
Code of Conduct for coaches, team managers and club officials
We all bear a collective responsibility to set a good example and help provide a positive environment in which children can learn and enjoy the game. Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct at all times.
ON AND OFF THE FIELD, I WILL:
- Use my position to set a positive example for the young people I am responsible for
- 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 – not condoning any form of cheating, complaining and wasting of time.
- Respect the match official’s decision
- Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission
- Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
- Be gracious in victory and defeat.
- Shake hands with the opposition and officials at the end of the game
WHEN WORKING WITH PLAYERS, I WILL:
- Always coach to the best of my ability and place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning
- Develop a fun environment, identify and praise good play and performance at every opportunity, ignore poor performance but explain good performance.
- Never scold for mistakes or errors but encourage future positive actions
- Never engage in or tolerate any form of bullying
- 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.
- Listen and respond positively to what is being said
I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club, County FA or The FA.
I MAY BE:
- Required to meet with the club, league or County Welfare Officer
- Suspended by the club from attending matches
- Suspended or fined by the County FA
- Required to leave or be sacked by the club.
- My FA Coaching Licence may be withdrawn.
If I am unhappy about anything at the club I will inform or seek advice from those responsible at the club.
Code of Conduct for players
• Always play to the best of my ability
• Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time.
• Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee or my coach/manager.
• Play by the rules, as directed by the referee
• Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
• Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me
• Talk to someone I trust or the club’s Welfare Officer if I’m unhappy about anything at Edgware and Kingsbury Youth FC.