1. Coaches shall respect the rights, dignity and worth of
each and every person and treat each equally within the context
of the sport.
2. Coaches shall place the well-being and safety of each
player above all other considerations, including the development
3. Coaches shall adhere to all guidelines laid down by the
Rules of the League and the Football Association.
4. Coaches shall develop an appropriate working relationship
with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
Coaches shall not exert undue influence to obtain
personal benefit or reward.
6. Coaches shall encourage and guide players to accept
responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
7. Coaches shall ensure that the activities they direct or
advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and
ability of players.
8. Coaches shall, at the outset, clarify with the player
(and, where appropriate, their parents) exactly what is expected
of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their
9. Coaches shall co-operate fully with other specialists
(e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors,
physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player.
Coaches shall 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 techniques.
11. Coaches shall consistently display high standards of
behaviour and appearance.
Breaches of this code of conduct may result
in a charge of ‘Bringing the League into Disrepute’ and may
result in a fine not exceeding £200.00.