Coaching Code of Conduct

  • Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on player's 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 young 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, 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 playing.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and principles of growth and development of young people.
  • Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player's skill development.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
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