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Codes Of Behaviour & Conduct

CODES OF BEHAVIOUR & CONDUCT

 

REFEREE ABUSE:

  1. It is against the spirit of the game and club policy for Coaches, Managers, Players or Parents to engage in loud vocal criticism of referees;  this applies to away games as well as home games.
  2. In the lower age competitive grades the young referees involved are learning and should be encouraged.
  3. It should be remembered that a decision is required to be made by the referee every time a player touches the ball and not every decision will be right for all of the people all of the time.
  4. If you have a problem with a referee’s performance then a written report to the club will be given consideration.  Please don’t challenge a referee’s decision but if you have a question about the rules ask in a calm and appropriate manner after the game.

 

PLAYERS CODE OF BEHAVIOUR:

  1. Play by the rules.
  2.  Never argue with an official.  If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the game.
  3.   Control your temper.  Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours.  The use of profanities or derogatory comments will not be tolerated.
  4.  Work equally hard for yourself and for your team.  Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.
  5. Be a good sport.  Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  6.  Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated.  Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
  7.  Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents.  Without them there would be no game.  Respect your coach.
  8.  Never behave in a way that could bring PBFC into disrepute or in any unsportsmanlike manner.
  9.  Any fines given to you personally are to be paid by you.
  10.  Will not smoke on or near fields or canteen facilities.  This is in accordance with Section 6A of the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 which prohibits smoking at all sporting events.
  11. Will not consume alcohol before or during a game.
  12.  Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

PARENTS CODE OF BEHAVIOUR:

  1. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment – not yours.
  2.  Encourage children to participate, do not force them.  Encourage your child to always play the rules and be a team player.
  3. Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  4.  Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  6.  Remember that children learn best by example.  Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.
  7. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  8. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  9. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.  Without them, your child could not participate.  Support the coach.  They DO NOT get paid for their time and dedication.  Support the club.
  10. Will not smoke on or near fields or canteen facilities.  This is in accordance with Section 6A of the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 which prohibits smoking at all sporting events.
  11. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

COACHES CODE OF BEHAVIOUR:

  1. Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  2. Never ridicule or yell at a young player for making a mistake or not winning.
  3. Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  4. Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach your players to do the same.
  5. Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience.  All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  6. Avoid overplaying the talented players;  the just average need and deserve equal time.
  7. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players.
  8. Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport.  This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and spectators.  Encourage your players to do the same.
  9. 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.
  10. Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of players.
  11. Any physical contact with a junior player should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
  12. Never behave in a way that could bring PBFC into disrepute or in any unsportsmanlike manner.
  13. Will not smoke or drink alcohol while coaching on game days or at training.
  14. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

ADMINISTRATORS CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

  1. Involve young people in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making related to the activity.
  2. Give all young people equal opportunities to participate.
  3. Create pathways for young people to participate in sport not just as a player but as a coach, referee, administrator etc.
  4. Ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of young players.
  5. Provide quality supervision and instruction for junior players.
  6. Remember that young people participate for their enjoyment and benefit.  Do not overemphasise awards.
  7. Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help improve the standards of coaching and officiating.
  8. Ensure that everyone involved in junior sport emphasises fair play, and not winning at all costs.
  9. Make it clear that abusing young people in any way is unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action.
  10. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

SPECTATORS CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

  1. Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
  2. Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams.  Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
  3. Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  4. Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake.  Positive comments are motivational.
  5. Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  6. Show respect for your team’s opponents.  Without them there would be no game.
  7. Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials' decisions.
  8. Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.
  9. Will not smoke on or near fields or canteen facilities.  This is in accordance with Section 6A of the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 which prohibits smoking at all sporting events.
  10. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

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