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Codes of Conduct Managers / Coaches

Coaches have to be aware that almost all of their everyday decisions and choices of actions, as well as strategic targets, may have ethical implications and should consider the following

  • Must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport
  • Must place the wellbeing and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance
  • Must adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies
  • Must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect
  • Must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
  • Must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players
  • Should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and, where appropriate, parent) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach
  • Must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, and physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player
  • Must 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
  • Must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Must not use or tolerate inappropriate language
  • Show due respect to the interests of supporters
  • Accept the decisions of the Match Official without protest
  • Avoid words or actions which may mislead a Match Official
  • Show due respect towards Match Officials