Code of Conduct

All Senior and Junior Players, Spectators, Coaches, Managers and Parents are required to follow the Club Codes of Behaviour.

 

COACH’S CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

 

  • ALL JUNIOR PLAYERS MUST BE GIVEN EQUAL PLAYING TIME (Note – Coaches of teams in higher ranked and competitive divisional teams will have greater discretion regarding playing time). 

  • Be reasonable in your demands on young player's time, energy and enthusiasm.

  • Teach your players to follow the rules.

  • Remember that children participate for pleasure and that winning is only part of the fun.

  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.

  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgement of officials and opposing coaches.

  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.

  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of children.

  • Wherever possible, group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success.

  • Be sure that the language you use, your physical contact and relationships with the team members are appropriate at all times.

  • Encourage the children to comply with disciplinary expectations appropriate to their age and make them aware that bullying or other inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated at any time.

 

PLAYER’S CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

 

  • Play by the rules.

  • Never argue with an official.  If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.

  • Control your temper.  Verbal or physical abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.

  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. 

  • Be a good sport.  Applaud all good plays whether they are by your team or the opposition.

  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated.  Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.

  • Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents.  Without them there would be no competition.

  • Play for the fun of it, and not just to please parents and coaches.

 

PARENT’S CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

 

  • Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.

  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

  • Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.

  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.

  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

  • Remember that children learn best by example.  Applaud good plays by all teams.

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

  • Be sure that the language you use, your physical contact and relationships with the team members are appropriate at all times.

  • Respect official's decisions and teach children to do likewise.

  • Encourage your child to comply with disciplinary expectations appropriate to their age and help make them aware that bullying or other inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated at any time.

  • If you know your child is unable to attend a game or training sessions, please let the coach know in advance.

  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.  Without them, your child could not participate.

  • Watch the “Ray Calls For Respect” video (click here) – the type of behaviour displayed in this video will not be tolerated by our club.

 

Any breaches of the above codes will result in disciplinary action which may include cancellation of your child's registration and exclusion from the club.