Code of Conduct

CODES OF ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR

Coaches Code of Behaviour

Remember that player s need a coach they can respect. Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
Teach your player s that the rules of the game are mutual agreements which no one should seek to evade or break.
Never ridicule or shout at the player s for making mistakes of losing a competition.
Remember that players play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only a part of it.
Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, as well as for the judgement of umpires and opposing coaches.
Make a personal commitment to keep your self informed on sound coaching principles, and the principles of growth and development of players.
Demonstrate appropriate social behavour by not using unacceptable language, or harassing players, umpires or officials.

If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question the official’s judgement and honesty in public. Remember, officials also give their time and effort for the player s’ involvement and enjoyment.

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

In the interest of good health, Coaches should observe and comply with the no smoking signs.

Player ’s Code of Behaviour

Play by the rules.
Never argue with the umpire’s decision. Let your Captain ask any questions at the appropriate time.
Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.
Give 100% at all times during games and at training. As you practice, so you play.
Display good sportsmanship by applauding good plays by your team and your opposition. Show respect for the opposition by shaking hands at the end of play.
Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Don’t interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player .
Cooperate with your coach, team, opponents, umpires and other officials for without them you don’t have a game.
Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using unacceptable language, or harassing other players, coaches, umpires or officials.
Attend all training sessions requested by your coach. Notify your coach if you cannot attend practice or the game.
At tend all training sessions appropriately prepared and at tired, including No Jewellery and your nails trimmed correctly.
Be on time for t raining and games.
Commit yourself fully to your team and your Club by supporting all Club activities.
Show pride in your Club by wearing the complete uniform for all games.

Parent ’s/Spectator ’s Code of Behaviour

Remember players are involved in organised sport s for their enjoyment, not yours.
Never ridicule or shout at a player for making a mistake or losing a competition. Positive comments are motivational.
Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for the player ’s and deserve your support .
Encourage players to always play by the rules.
Teach players that honest effort is as important as victory. Support losses as well as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment .
Turn defeat into victory by helping player s work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
Remember that player s learn best by example. Encourage good sportsmanship. Applaud good plays by your team and by the opposing team.
If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question the official’s judgement and honesty in public. Remember, most officials give their time and effort for the player ’s involvement and enjoyment .
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using unacceptable language or harassing players, coaches of officials.
In the interest of good health, Parents & Spectators should observe and comply with the no smoking signs.

Umpire’s Code of Behaviour

Provide a safe and equitable playing arena.
Look and be the part in Dress, punctuality and neutrality.
Know and apply the rules. Regularly read your rule Book and “U” for Umpiring.
Make a personal commitment t o keep your self informed on sound umpiring principles.
Actions speak louder than words. Ensure that both on and off the field your behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sport .
Be consistent , objective and courteous in calling all infractions.
Use common sense to ensure that the “spirit of the game” for players is not lost by over calling the game.
Remember, just as players need to train to maintain peak performance, so do umpires.
Assist at practice games on training night, take advantage of umpire training provided by your Club and thereby benefit not only the Club but yourself also.
Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using unacceptable language or harassing players, coaches or officials.
Assist players and coaches to learn by being available to answer any reasonable requests for explanations of the rules at the appropriate time.
In the interest of good health, Umpires should observe and comply with the no smoking signs.

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