Waterlooville Social Club FC Respect Code of Conduct for Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game. I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club,
County FA, league or the FA.
In The FA’s survey of over 37,000 grassroots participants, behaviour was the biggest 
concern in the game. This included the abuse of match officials and the unacceptable I may be:
behaviour of over-competitive parents, spectators and coaches on the sideline.
_ Required to meet with the club, league or County Welfare Officer.
Play your part and observe the Football Association's Respect Code of Conduct
in everything you do. _ Required to meet with the club committee.
On and off the field, I will: _ Monitored by another club coach
_ Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players,  _ Required to attend a FA education course.
   coaches, managers, officials and spectators.
_ Adhere to the laws and spirit of the game. _ Suspended by the club from attending matches.
_ Promote Fair Play and high standards of behaviour.
_ Always respect the match officials’ decisions. _ Suspended or fined by the County FA.
_ Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission.
_ Never engage in public criticism of the match officials. _ FACA membership withdrawn.
_ Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
_ Required to leave or be sacked by the club.
When working with players, I will:
In addition:
_ 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. _ My FACA (FA Coaches Association) membership may be withdrawn.
_ 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.
 
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