Coaches Code of Behaviour
Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and assist in raising the standards of coaching and officiating;
- Remember that players participate for the fun of it and that winning is not everything;
- Be reasonable in your demands on younger player’s time, energy and enthusiasm,
- Teach your players to abide by the Rules and Laws of the Game;
- Ensure that equipment and facilities meet a reasonable safety standard and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players;
- Modify your approach to suit the skill levels and needs of players;
- Develop and enhance respect between players, opposition coaches and the decisions of the match official;
- Follow the advice of a physician when determining the extent of a player’s injury and beyond that, when players are returning from injury to training and match play;
- Play by the Rules and within the spirit of the game.
- Do not argue with the match official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the match official during a break in play or after the match is concluded.
- Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking another person is not acceptable or permitted in any sport
- Maintain your focus and work hard for yourself and your team.
- Be a good sport and be prepared to acknowledge good play whether it is from 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.
- Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition.
- Play for your own enjoyment, and not just to please parents and coaches.
- Remove all jewellery prior to training and match play, as it is a hazard to you and those around you.
- Do not accept or use any banned or unauthorized drug(s), including the consumption of alcohol at any time.
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