Ilchester Youth FC 
Terry Pitcher deandtp@sky.com
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young players

Respect Code of Conduct

 

It is important everyone behaves themselves when playing football.

As a player, you have a big part to play. That’s why The FA is asking every

player to follow a Respect Code of Conduct.

When playing football, I will:

 Always do my best, even if we’re losing or the other team is stronger

 Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time

 Never be rude to my team-mates, the other team, the referee,

spectators or my coach/team manager

 Do what the referee tells me

 Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game

 Listen to my coach/team manager and respect what he/she says

 Talk to someone I trust, for example my parents or the club welfare

officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.

I understand that if I do not follow the code, action may be taken.

TheFA.com/Respect

Adult players

Respect Code of Conduct

 

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

game.

Players tell us they want a referee for every match, yet 7,000 match officials

drop out each season because of the abuse and intimidation they receive on

and off the pitch. Respect your referee today and you may just get one for

every match this season.

Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for players at

all times.

On and off the field, I will:

 Adhere to the Laws of the Game

 Display and promote high standards of behaviour

 Promote fair play and behave within the spirit of the Laws of the Game

 Always respect the match officials’ decisions

 Never engage in public criticism of the match officials

 Never engage in offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour

 Avoid bullying, intimidation and poor behaviour

 Speak to my team-mates, the opposition and my coach/manager with

respect

 Ask my team captain to talk to the referee if I have a problem relating

to the game

 Remember we all make mistakes

 Shake hands with the opposing team and the match officials at the end

of every game.

I understand that breaches of the code may result in action being taken

by my County FA and /or The FA.

TheFA.com/Respect

Coaches,Team managers and Club officials

Respect Code of Conduct

 

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

game.

In The FA’s survey of over 37,000 grassroots participants, behaviour was the

biggest concern in the game. This included both the abuse of match officials

and the unacceptable behaviour by over competitive parents, spectators and

coaches on the sidelines.

The FA’s Respect programme is aimed at tackling unacceptable behaviour

across the whole game.

Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for coaches,

team managers and club officials at all times.

I will:

Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials,

opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators

Adhere to the Laws of the Game

Display and promote high standards of behaviour

Always respect the match officials’ decisions

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 the parents/carers of all players under the age of 18

understand these expectations

Refrain from, and refuse to tolerate any form of bullying

Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their selfesteem

Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour

and performance

Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players’ ability

level, experience, 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 breaches of the code may result in action being taken

by my County FA and /or The FA.

TheFA.com/Respect

Spectators and Parents / Carers

Respect Code of Conduct

 

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

game.

This club is supporting The FA’s Respect programme to ensure football can

be enjoyed by everyone in a safe and positive environment.

Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators

and parents/carers at all times.

I will:

Remain outside the field of play and behind the Designated Spectator

Area (where provided).

Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language

or behaviour

 I Always respect the match officials’ decisions

 Applaud effort and good play as well as success.

In addition, when attending youth games I will:

 Remember that children play for FUN

 Let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them

what to do

 Encourage the players to respect the opposition and match officials

 Never criticise a player for making a mistake –mistakes are part of

learning.

I understand that breaches of the code may result in action being taken

by my County FA and /or The FA.

TheFA.com/Respect

Match  Officials

Respect Code of Conduct

 

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

game.

The behaviour of the match officials has an impact, directly and indirectly, on

the conduct of everyone involved in the game – both on the pitch and on the

sidelines.

Play your part and observe the FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for match

officials at all time.

When officiating I will:

Be honest and completely impartial at all times, irrespective of the teams,

players or team officials involved in the match

Apply the Laws of the Game and competition rules fairly and consistently.

Manage the game in a positive, calm and confident manner.

Deal with all instances of violence, aggression, unsporting behaviour, foul

play and other misconduct.

Not tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour from

players and officials.

Support my match official colleagues at all times.

Set a positive personal example by promoting good behaviour and

showing respect to everyone involved in the game.

Communicate with the players and encourage fair play.

Respond in a clear, calm and confident manner to any appropriate request

for clarification by the team captains.

Prepare physically and mentally for every match.

Complete and submit, accurate and concise reports within the time limit

required for games in which I officiate.

I understand that breaches of the code may result in action being taken

by my County FA and /or The FA.