Code of Cunducts for Coaches

Code of Conduct set out below are the FC Marylebone Codes of Conduct for Coaches that are in line with those set by the FA Coaches Association Codes of Conduct (which reflect the standards expressed by the National Coaching Foundation and the National Association of Sports Coaches) which forms the benchmark for all those involved in coaching.


  • Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of 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 behavior 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 parents exactly what is expected of them and also what they, as players and parents, are entitled to expect from you.
  • Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests of the players.
  • Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behavior contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules or regulations or use of prohibited substances or techniques.
  • Coaches must consistently display high standards of behavior and appearance.
  • Not to use or tolerate the use of inappropriate/foul language.


As a coach with FC Marylebone you agree to abide with the Codes of Conduct as laid down by the club, and accept that any breach of those codes could result in disciplinary action being taken by the club, and by the FA if the breach is deemed to be serious enough.


© FC Marylebone – November 2023