Code Of Conduct

General Code of Ethics

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others
  • Be fair, considerate and honest when dealing with others
  • Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions
  • Make a commitment to providing quality services
  • Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under the age of 18 years.
  • Refrain from any form of abuse towards others
  • Refrain from any form of harassment or discrimination of others
  • Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity
  • Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured
  • Be a positive role model

Players

  • 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 abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team's performance will benefit, so will you.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Parents

  • Remember that children participate in 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 always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect officials' decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion. 

Coaches

  • Remember that players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake or not coming first.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on players' time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport and teach your players to do the same.
  • Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All people are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players; the just-average need and deserve equal time.
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage players to do the same.
  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of all players.
  • Any physical contact with a person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player's skill development.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Adult players, coaches and club members are expected to set appropriate examples and act as role models for junior club members.

Spectators

  • Remember that people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams. Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game's outcome.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials' decisions.
  • Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.
  • Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team's opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Carine Cats Ball Club - Club Behaviours

Coaching
Appropriate Behaviours
Encourage Fun and Participation.
Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved.
Communicate positively and proactively to athletes and coaches.
Inappropriate Behaviours
Not being prepared for training and games.
Complete focus on winning at all costs.
Abuse or physical intimidation of athletes.
Athletes
Appropriate Behaviours
Always put the club and your teammates before yourself.
Be reliable and compete primarily because you love being involved.
Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.
Inappropriate Behaviours
Violence or over aggressive behaviour in any capacity.
Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other athletes.
Bullying.
On Competition Day
Appropriate Behaviours
Support the officials involved in the game.
All members help out around the club.
Abide by the Club Code of Behaviour.
Inappropriate Behaviours
Making racist, religious, sexist or inappropriate comments to coaches, athletes, officials or spectators.
Any Threatening behaviour or physical altercation between spectators and players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
Abuse/swearing at own or opposition players, supporters or officials.
Socially
Appropriate Behaviours
Respect people and property at all times.
Provide healthy food options at all times.
Promote safe alcohol practices when together.
Inappropriate Behaviours
Tolerating antisocial behaviour.
Serving drunk or underage patrons.
Leaving a mess around the club.
Committee
Appropriate Behaviours
Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
Implement consistent behaviour standards.
Communicating positively and frequently with members.
Inappropriate Behaviours
Undermining committee members and decisions.
Not following club policies and procedures.