CODE OF CONDUCT

CODE OF CONDUCT

MONKSEATON JUNIORS FC have a code of conduct that covers the three areas of coaches, players and spectators.

Please read any sections relevant to you and be aware of your actions in relation to this code of conduct at all times before, during and after matches and at any other times when representing the club.

The club has three-step process to deal with anyone who breaks the code of conduct is:

Step 1 Anyone who breaks the code of conduct will receive a verbal warning explaining why their behaviour is not acceptable to the club.
Step 2 Anyone who has received a verbal warning and continues to break the code of conduct will receive a written warning explaining why their behaviour is not acceptable to the club.
Step 3 Anyone who has received a written warning and continues to break the code of conduct will be asked to leave the club.

If you feel the code of conduct has been broken by a person/child at the club it is important that you contact your team’s coach or the club’s child welfare officer as soon as possible.

Coaches

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 in person or via social media.
  • Never engage in contact with players under 16 years of age via social media as this can be misunderstood.

 

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 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, 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.

Players

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
  • Never use insulting, abusive or disrespectful language towards opponents, teammates or coaches via social media.
  • 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.

Spectators

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 that 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) at all times
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour in person or via social media.
  • 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 & 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.