Respect is The FA’s programme to address poor practice and unacceptable behaviour in football – both on and off the field of play as such behaviour drives people away from the game.
Every year, because of the abuse they receive from players and from the sidelines, many referees quit the game. Many children also leave because of the attitude and actions of over-enthusiastic and pushy parents.
In response, the FA developed and introduced the Respect programme to provide appropriate tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, referees, players and parents from grassroots to elite football, to enable them to promote a safe and positive environment in which to enjoy the game.
The FA also launched a free online Respect Parent Guide targeting youth football to highlight examples of poor behaviour and, more importantly, show how behaviour can be improved. The Respect Parent Guide is a free course which offers practical advice, hints and tips on what it takes to be a supportive soccer parent/carer and how to positively influence young players to be involved in the game.
Haslemere Youth FC are wholly committed to ensuring we provide a positive atmosphere for all; fun and enjoyment being two of our core principles!
For more information please visit FA Respect
Updated 21:50 - 31 Aug 2017 by Andrew Ellis