Coaches Code of Conduct

  • Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport. 
  • Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance. 
  • Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies. 
  • Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect. 
  • Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward. 
  • Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance. 
  • Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players. 
  • Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and, where appropriate, parents) exactly what is expected of them and also what they, as players, are entitled to expect from their coach. 
  • Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player. 
  • Coaches 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. 
  • Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance. 
  • Not to use or tolerate inappropriate language.
  • Coaches will promote Solihull FC ethos and coach in accordance with SFC Game Style and Development Plans.  
  • The committee have introduced a behaviour system this season where if there are 2 yellow cards for dissent or 1 red card for violent conduct you will be requested to a meeting with the committee to discuss the behaviour. Please note this could have serious consequences with the future of a place at Solihull FC.                                                                                                                   
  • Social Media – This should ONLY be used for positive promotion of your team and the club (In-line with FA guidelines) and to communicate practical details around fixtures, training etc.  Do not engage negatively in discussions or comments with other teams, players, managers and parents, publicly or within the club membership.

As a registered Respect League, all Solihull team parents and players agree to adhere to the Respect Code of Conduct.

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