Code Of Conduct

Player


I will always play by the rules
I will never argue with an official. If I disagree with a decision I will inform the captain, coach or manager during a break or after the competition
I will control my temper. I understand that verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players and deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport
I will work equally hard for myself and/or my team
I will be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition
I will treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor
I will cooperate with my coach, team mates and opponents
I will display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat
I will participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches
I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at all matches
I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background, religion and communicatio mode.
I will thank the opposition and officials at the end of the game
I will comply with anti-doping policies.


Coach

I will remember that players participate for enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun
I will never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning
I will be reasonable in my demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
I will operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same
I will ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities
I will avoid overplaying the talented players and understand that the average players need and deserve equal time
I will not use bad language nor will I harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches
I will ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
I will display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, umpires, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. I will encourage my players to do the same.
I will show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition
I will obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players
I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at all matches
I will not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training and games.
I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, religion and communication mode.
I will promote adherence to anti-doping policies.



Official

I will place the safety and welfare of players above all else
I will show concern and caution towards sick and injured players
I will give all players a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background, religion and communication mode.
I will be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
I will accept responsibility for my actions and decisions
I will condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of players
I will avoid any situations which may lead to or be construed as a conflict of interest
I will be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance and ensure my comments are positive and supportive
I will be a good sport as I understand that actions speak louder than words
I will always respect, remain loyal to and support other officials
I will keep up to date with the latest ‘Laws of the Game’, trends and principles of their application
I will refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players or other officials 
I will refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards players or other officials 
I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at all matches
I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, religion and communication mode.



Parent


I won’t pressure my child in any way – I know that this is their game not mine 
I will not use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators
I will encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions – no matter what
I will teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents 
I will remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s team and their opponents
I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort
I will focus on my child’s efforts and performance – not the score
I will thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child
I will help when asked by a coach or official 
I won’t criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after the game 
I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at all matches
I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, religion and communication mode.


Committee Member


I will provide opportunities for players to be involved in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision-making related to their activity
I will create pathways for players to participate not just as a player but also as a coach, umpire, administrator etc
I will ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of players
I will ensure quality supervision and instruction for players 
I will remember that players participate for their enjoyment and benefit. I will not over emphasise awards
I will help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help to improve the standards of coaching and officiating
I will ensure that everyone involved in sport emphasises fair play, and not winning at all costs
I will distribute a code of conduct to players, coaches, officials and parents and encourage them to follow it
I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at all matches
I will not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training and games.
I will not use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or spectators
I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or their communication mode.
I will promote adherence to anti-doping policies.


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