Coaches, Managers & Officials

Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials

• 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 if I do not follow the Code, any/ all of the following actions may be taken by my County FA or The FA: I may be: • Required to meet with The FA/County FA Refereeing Official • Required to meet with The FA/County FA Refereeing Committee.

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game. In the FA’s survey of 37,000 grassroots 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 and coaches on the sideline. Play your part and observe the Football Association’s Respect Code 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, 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