Referees' chief Keith Hackett says diving will not be tolerated next season.
The act of 'simulation' was prevalent during the recent World Cup finals, with players feigning injury despite minimal contact.
Hackett, general manager of Professional Game Match Officials (PGMO) - the regulatory body that oversees referees throughout the country - maintains he and his members are committed to clamping down on those who dive.
The matter was addressed at the annual PGMO meeting in June at which all Premier League and Football League officials were present.
The first of six meetings - three with Premiership managers and a further three with Football League managers - was conducted on Tuesday at Wycombe's Adams Park during which simulation was one of the many topics discussed.
Hackett said: "In our annual meeting, we showed examples of simulation that gave us a degree of concern.
"We highlighted those, just as we did the previous season. It is one of those areas we are asking to be addressed.
"It is an area in which we have continued dialogue with the LMA [League Managers' Association] and the PFA [Professional Footballers' Association].
"I don't speak on behalf of them but we have made positive strides in talking to managers and players and saying to them it's something that is not, and will not be, condoned."
Another unsporting act which became the focus of attention at the World Cup were instances of players brandishing imaginary cards at referees in the hope of seeing an opposing player cautioned or dismissed.
Although Hackett concedes the matter was not on the agenda at the annual meeting, he added "officials do have the power to act if they so wish".
Premier League and Foot-ball League managers will be reminded of the fact, among other issues, should the matter be raised at any of the forthcoming pre-season meetings.
"In yesterday's meeting at Wycombe Wanderers, we showed clips of simulation, as well as holding and pulling because we are looking at the illegal use of the hand and arm," Hackett said.
"A player grabbing the shirt of an opposing player who is in possession of the ball and making a run, that is deemed as unsporting behaviour and so he should be cautioned.
"The same goes for holding and pulling inside the penalty area.
"In the coming season we are expecting penalty claims to be awarded for that type of offence. Offside was also highlighted, simply to clarify the position on that."
Hackett says the PGMO are committed to working with players, managers and organ-isations for the good of the game, rather than hindering it.
"These meetings are not for us to lecture managers," he said. "Although we operate on the field of play, we try to clarify areas of activity so there are no surprises.
"Fortunately, we do not stand alone any more and so are not throwing stones at each other.
"We have regular contact with the LMA and PFA and these meetings with the managers before the season starts have been at the instigation of the LMA."