Players are the most important people
in the sport. Playing for the team, and for the
team to win, is the most fundamental part of the
game. But not winning at any cost - Fair Play and
respect for all others in the game is fundamentally
Obligations towards the
game - a player should:
Make every effort to develop their own sporting
abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics
2. Give maximum effort and strive for the best
possible performance during a game, even if his
team is in a position where the desired result
has already been achieved.
3. Set a positive example for others, particularly
young players and supporters.
4. Avoid all forms of gamesmanship, and time-wasting.
5. Always have regard to the best interests of
the game, including where publicly expressing
an opinion on the game and any particular aspect
of it, including others involved in the game.
6. Not use inappropriate language.
towards one's own team - a player should:
Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and
the Laws of the Game to help his own team win.
2. Resist any influence which might, or might
be seen to, bring into question his commitment
to the team winning.
Respect for the Laws of the Game and competition
rules - a player should:
1. Know and abide by the Laws, rules and spirit
of the game, and the competition rules.
2. Accept success and failure, victory and defeat,
3. Resist any temptation to take banned substances
or use banned techniques.
Respect towards Opponents - a player should:
1. Treat opponents with due respect at all times,
irrespective of the result of the game.
2. Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents,
avoid violence and rough play, and help injured
towards the Match Officials - a player should:
Accept the decision of the Match Official without
2. Avoid words or actions which may mislead a Match
3. Show due respect towards Match Officials.
Respect towards Team Officials - a player
1. Abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team
Officials provided they do not contradict the spirit
of this Code.
2. Show due respect towards the Team Officials of
towards the Supporters - a player should:
Show due respect to the interests of supporters.
of Conduct for Parents/Spectators
/ Spectators have a great influence on children's enjoyment
and success in football. All children play football
because they first and foremost love the game -its fun.
It is important to remember that however good a child
becomes at football within your club it is important
to reinforce the message to parents / spectators that
positive encouragement will contribute to:
Children enjoying football.
• A sense of personal achievement.
• Assist to improve the child's skills and techniques.
parent / spectator's expectations and attitudes have
a significant bearing on a child's attitude towards:
that parents /spectators within your club are always
positive and encouraging towards all of the children
not just their own. Encourage parents / spectators to:
Applaud the opposition as well as you own team.
Avoid coaching the child during the game.
Not to shout and scream.
Respect the referee's decision.
Give attention to each of the children involved in
football not just the most talented.
Give encouragement to everyone to participate in football.
that parents/Spectators within your club agree and adhere
to your club's Code of Conduct and Child Protection
of Conduct for Coaches
are key to the establishment of ethics in football.
Their concepts of ethics are their attitude directly
affects the behaviour of players under their supervision.
Coaches are therefore, expected to pay particular care
to the moral aspect of their conduct.
Coaches have to be aware that almost all of their everyday
decisions and choices of actions, as well as strategic
targets, have ethical implications.
It is natural that winning constitutes a basic concern
for coaches. This code is not intended to conflict with
that. However, the code calls for coaches to disassociate
themselves from a "win-at-all-costs" attitude.
Increased responsibility is requested from coaches involved
in coaching young people. The health, safety, welfare
and moral education of young people are a first priority,
before the achievement or the reputation of the club,
school, coach or parent.
Set out below is The FA Coaches Association Code of
Conduct (Which reflects the standards expressed by the
National Coaching Foundation and the National Association
of Sports Coaches) which forms the benchmark for all
involved in coaching:
Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth
of each and every person and treat each equally within
the context of the sport.
Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each
player above all other considerations, including the
development of performance.
Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down by
Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship
with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal
benefit or reward.
Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept
responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct
or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity,
experience and ability of players.
Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players
(and, where appropriate, parent) exactly what is expected
of them and also what they are entitled to expect
from their coach.
Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists
(e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists,
doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests of
Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of
the sport (E.g. fair play) and never condone violations
of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the
spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and
regulations or the use of prohibited substances or
Coaches must consistently display high standards or
behaviour and appearance.
Not to use or tolerate inappropriate language.
of Conduct for Team Officials
Code applies to all team /club officials (although some
items may not apply to all officials).
towards tfie Game The team official should:
Set a positive example for others, particularly young
players and supporters.
Promote and develop his own team having regard to
the interest of the Players, Supporters and reputation
of the national game.
Share knowledge and experience when invited to do
so, taking into account the interest of the body that
has requested this rather than personal interests.
Avoid all forms of gamesmanship.
Show due respect to Match Officials and others involved
in the game.
Always have regard to the best interests of the game,
including where publicly expressing an opinion of
the game and any particular aspect of it, including
others involved in the game.
Not use or tolerate inappropriate language.
towards the Team The team official should:
Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical
and tactical levels of the club/team, and to obtain
the best results by the team, using all permitted
2. Give priority to the interests of the team over
3. Resist all illegal or unsporting influences, including
banned substances and techniques.
4. Promote ethical principles.
Show due respect to the interests of players, coaches
and other officials, at their own club/team and others.
towards the Supporters the team official should:
Show due respect to the interests of supporters.
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PELSALL VILLA COLTS acknowledges that every child,
young person or adult who plays or participates in
football should be able to do so in an enjoyable and
PELSALL VILLA COLTS acknowledges that all of the above
should be protected from poor practice and from all
forms of abuse.
PELSALL VILLA COLTS will not tolerate any form of
inappropriate language or threatening behaviour from
parents, guests, spectators, visitors, officials or
club representatives on match sidelines, particularly
that aimed towards match officials and participating
PELSALL VILLA COLTS reserves the right to ask any
individual demonstrating actions deemed to conflict
with this policy to move away from the match sidelines
and, if necessary, to leave club premises.
PELSALL VILLA COLTS thanks you for your cooperation.