Respect is The Football Association's programme to address unacceptable behaviour in football – on and off the pitch.
Thousands of referees quit football every year because of the abuse they receive from players and from the sidelines, while lots of children also pack it in because of the attitude and actions of over-enthusiastic and pushy parents.

In response, the Respect Programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, referees, players and parents from grassroots to elite football to ensure a safe and positive environment in which to enjoy the game.

These tools are contained in the “Respect Club Packs” and include agreed Codes of Conduct, information about designated spectator areas and advice on how captains should work with referees to manage player behaviour.

The FA has also launched a free online Respect Parent Guide to highlight examples of poor behaviour and how it can be improved. Attached below is a suggested pitch lay-out for spectators as well as suggested Club Disciplinary Rules.

We encourage all clubs to use Respect Barriers to create a physical and psychological space between the spectators and players and coaches, and remember - your club could be rewarded for backing the Respect programme through the Respect and Fair Play Awards.

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