Code of conduct – Coaches and Managers 2022

On and off the field, I will;

  • Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators
  • Adhere to the laws and spirit of the game
  • Promote Fair Play and high standards of behaviour
  • Always respect the match official’s decision
  • 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.


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 all parents/ carers of all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations.
  • Never engage in or 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, age and maturity.
  • Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. match officials, welfare officers) for each player’s best interests.


I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my Club, County FA, League or The FA:

  • Required to meet with the Club, League or County Welfare Officer.
  • Required to meet with the Club committee.
  • Monitored by another Club Coach.
  • Required to attend an FA Education Course.
  • Suspended by the club from attending matches.
  • Suspended or fined by the County FA.
  • Required to leave or be sacked by the club.


I have read the code of conduct and agree to follow it at all times when representing Crewe Town Football Club.