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Code Of Conduct – Managers / Coaches


Managers / Coaches

1. As a Team Manager or Coach you, by your actions and conduct set the example for your players, parents/guardian’s, and spectators. Set a good example at all times.
2. Read the players/spectators/parents/guardian’s code. Understand what is being asked of all participants in your sport. Actively promote and support these codes.
3. Managers/Coaches must place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations including the result of the game.
4. Ensure that each player is correctly dressed with the necessary safety equipment, shin pads etc. before being allowed to play.
5. Get treatment for an injured player immediately and co-operate fully with any specialists in the best interests of the player.
6. Never physically or mentally push children beyond their abilities. The game is of minor consideration when compared to the child’s future health and well being.
7. Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance. Never condone unacceptable behaviour by not acting upon it.
8. Always be prompt, courteous and correct when dealing with League Officials, Opposition managers, Referees and assistant referees. Confirm venues, times and dates etc. as early as possible and at reasonable times during the say.
9. Read, understand and be aware of your responsibilities as laid down in your league handbook.
10. Check that you have the necessary equipment, documentation and first aid equipment before you leave for a match or training.
11. Read the laws of the game and assist your players in understanding them.
12. Promote the code of conduct.
13. Agree, within a 12 month period, to take part in an educational course organised by the respective league, County FA or the Football Association.
14. Agree to a self-certificated check with regard to your suitability to work with children.

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