Code of conduct for all Managers, Coaches and Club Officials

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 and Keynsham Town Ladies FC’s Respect Code of Conduct for coaches, team managers and club officials. at all times.

The KTLFC coach ethos, On and off the field, I will:

• Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, team officials and spectators.
• Display and promote high standards of behaviour.
• Always respect the match officials’ decisions.
• Never enter the field of play.
• 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 from players and what they can expect from me.
• Ensure the parents/carers of all players understand these expectations.
• Refrain from and refuse to tolerate any form of bullying.
• Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build 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.

A KTLFC coach will always endeavour to:

• Arrive early and prepared for practice and games with equipment ready to use.
• Be of smart appearance including club clothing where possible.
• Create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for players.
• Treat all players equally.
• Praise effort over outcome.
• Use “What could you do next time?” instead of “Don’t do that again!”.
• Encourage players to make their own decisions not tell them what to do.
• Let them play in games without constant shouting / instruction / commentary.
• Encourage team to play out from the back and try to develop players confident and comfortable in possession.
• Promote players’ participation in other sports.
• Takes an interest in players’ home lives and hobbies outside of KTLFC

I understand that if I do not follow the code, action may be taken by either the club or by my County FA.



 Club Policies 

Club Welfare Safeguarding Policy  Diversion & Inclusion Policy  Anti-Bullying Policy 

 Code of Conduct 

Changing Room Policy  Players - Code of Conduct  Parents - Code of Conduct   








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