In support of The FA Respect Campaign and the new #WeOnlyDoPositive mantra, the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA are seeking to collate and share good practice examples of how all those involved in the game play their part to create fun, safe and inclusive playing environments for young players.
In this feature we showcase how Ibstock United create a positive environment for players by the simple use of Respect materials, demarcated zones for parents and going the extra mile to ensure young referees feel welcome.
Art Larkin, Club Secretary said, “The club have been promoting the "we only do positive" attitude for a while with all Players, Coaches and Parents…. The emphasis is not on winning but learning and developing as well as making sure smiles stay on faces throughout.”
Click here to learn more and download the clubs good practice example.
This is just one example of so much good practice that occurs throughout the game, and we want to hear from you and your examples!
This could be a specific moment on a match day which embodied the respect values, it could be an example of how a coach or referee creates a player centred environment, or could be a wider example of how a league, club or team really embeds respect in what they do; week-by-week and season-by-season.
Good practice received will be reviewed by an independent panel on a monthly basis, before sharing across County FA communication networks.
Each “Good Practice” that is shared will be presented with a certificate and an automatic nomination into the end of season FA Community Awards, where the winner will receive complimentary tickets to the FA Community Shield in August 2019.
To submit your own Good Practice, with a chance to win FA Community Shield Tickets, please click here to complete a short online form.
To learn more about the Respect programme, please click here