Code of Conduct for Parents / Spectators
This is the official guide, taken from the FA's special website http://soccerparents.thefa.com/
Parents / Spectators have a great influence on childrens enjoyment and success in football. All children play football because they first and foremost love the game its fun. It is important to remember that however good a child becomes at football within your club it is important to reinforce the message to parents / spectators that positive encouragement will contribute to:
Children enjoying football.
A sense of personal achievement.
Improving the childs skills and techniques.
A parents / spectators expectations and attitudes have a significant bearing on a childs attitude towards:
Ensure that parents / spectators within your club are always positive and encouraging towards all of the children not just their own.
Encourage parents / spectators to:
Applaud the opposition as well as your own team.
Avoid coaching the child during the game.
Not shout and scream.
Respect the referees decision.
Give attention to each of the children involved in football not just the most talented.
Give encouragement to everyone to participate in football.
Ensure that parents / spectators within your club agree and adhere to your clubs Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy.