LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT
THE ACTIONS OF PLAYERS,
MANAGERS, PARENTS AND SPECTATORS AFFECTS THE GAME. PLEASE ENSURE ALL LEAGUE
MEMBERS RECEIVE A COPY OF THE LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT AND ABIDE BY ITS RULES.
is a game, which should be played in a spirit of friendship. The game should be
enjoyed by players, match officials and spectators alike. Unacceptable behaviour by Players, Managers or Spectators is not
tolerated in this League.
This Code of Conduct gives a
minimum standard of behaviour for South East London
& Kent Youth Football League Clubs and their members
The League expects fair play at all times.
Shake hands with match officials and opponents
after the game (whatever the result).
Do not become involved in disputes with officials, opponents
Do not use foul or abusive language towards
officials, opponents or supporters.
Let the referee handle incidents in the game. Do
not retaliate against opponents.
Do not applaud sending-off or the errors of
Treat the changing rooms and facilities of all
Clubs you visit with respect
Teamwork effort and enjoyment are important as
winning. Learn to win and loose with dignity.
Remember you are representing your Club and the
League. Be sensible and enjoy yourself.
OFFICIALS (Team Managers, Coaches, Club officials
Officials, particularly managers, have a crucial
role to play in the game
Encourage your players to play in the correct
Do not abuse your own players or those of the other
Handle any unruly behaviour among your spectators
before it gets out of hand.
Do not use foul or abusive language to match
officials, players or spectators.
Under no circumstances, enter the field of play
during the course of a match unless expressly requested to do so by the referee.
Referees, and parents and spectators who are
officiating as referees and assistant referees have the full authority of the
FA. It is the responsibility of Club officials to ensure they are treated with
Under no circumstances, remove your team from the pitch without the express permission of
Your actions influence the mood of the players and
Stand away from the touchline.
Do not abuse match officials, however much you
disagree with their decision.
Encourage all players and applaud their efforts.
Do not ridicule opponents for their mistakes.
Do not applaud foul play, and do not incite your
players to foul.
Do not use foul or abusive language to players or
You must not enter the field of play during a game
unless asked to do so by the referee.
Remember when you are supporting your team you are
representing your Club and the League.
You are subject to the laws of the game. You can be
cautioned, reported, sent away from the ground, and suspended from attending
any matches. Your team or Club can also be fined, suspended or expelled from
THE RESPONSIBLE FOOTBALL COACH/MANAGER
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR FOOTBALL
- Coaches/Team Managers must respect the rights, dignity and worth of
each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the
- Coaches/Team Managers must place the well being and safety of each
player above other considerations including the development of performance.
- Coaches/Team Managers must adhere to all guidelines laid down
within the Constitution and Rules of the Football Association.
- Coaches/Team Managers must develop an appropriate working
relationship with each player based upon mutual trust and respect.
- Coaches/Team Managers must not exert undue influence to obtain
personal benefit or reward.
- Coaches/Team Managers must encourage and guide players to accept
responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
- Coaches/Team Managers must ensure that the activities they direct
or advocate are appropriate for age, maturity, experience and ability of
- Coaches/Team Managers should at the outset, clarify with players
(and their parents/guardians) exactly what is expected of them and also
what they are entitled to expect from their coach/team manager.
- Coaches/Team Managers must co-operate fully with other specialists
(e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors,
physiotherapists etc) in the best interests of the player.
- Coaches/Team Managers must
always promote the League’s Code of Conduct and emphasise the positive aspects
of the sport to players, parents and spectators alike. Never condone violations
of the Laws of the Game or behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws or relevant
rules and regulations or with the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
- Coaches/Team Managers must
consistently display high standards of behaviour and be role models for
players, parents and spectators.