High Lane F.C.

Community Football for Everyone

Code of Conduct for Parents/ Spectators

Parents/Spectators have a great influence on children’s enjoyment and success in football. All children play football because they first and foremost love the game – it’s 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.
  • An improved self-esteem.
  • Improving the child’s skills and techniques.

A parent’s/spectator’s expectations and attitudes have a significant bearing on a child’s attitude towards:

  • Other players.
  • Officials.
  • Managers.
  • Spectators.

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 to shout and scream.
  • Respect the referee’s 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 other parents/spectators within your Club agree and adhere to your Club’s Code of Conduct.

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