Code Of Conduct

The F.A. Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, referees, players and parents from grassroots to elite football to ensure a safe, positive environment in which to enjoy the game.

We fully support the English Football Association’s Respect campaign and attach the Code of Conduct endorsed by CELTIC F.C. We believe we all have a responsibility to ensure that football is played in a safe, secure environment that promotes positive attitudes  and enjoyment.

At the Premier Sport Academy-Celtic, Players, Parents and Coaches are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct – please read it carefully.

Young Players.

When playing football, I will:

  • Always play to the best of my ability.
  • Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or  waste time.
  • Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee or my coach/manager.
  • Play by the rules, as directed by the referee.
  • Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game.
  • Listen and respond to what my coach/team manager tells me.
  • Talk to someone I trust or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by PSA:

I may:

  • Be required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team, referee or team manager.
  • Receive a formal warning from the coach or the club committee.
  • Be dropped or substituted.
  • Be suspended from training.
  • Be required to leave the club.

Coaches.

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. Cooperate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each player’s best interests.

Spectators.

I will:

  • Remain outside the field of play and behind the Designated Spectator Area (where provided).
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
  • 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 and 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.

In addition, when attending youth games I will:

  • Remember that children play for FUN
  • Let the coaches do their job and 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

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