Codes of Behaviour Policy

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Statement of Commitment 

The Seacliff Community Recreation Association Incorporated (SCRA) Codes of Behaviour Policy identifies the rules governing positive behaviour and strategies in the event of a breach of the centre’s protocol

Policy Application

This Code of Behaviour Policy applies to all participants, coaches, judges, volunteers, parents or guardians, contractors and visitors attending an activity at the SCRA facility or an event where participants are representing SCRA at another venue

Definitions

participants                             – athletes in their chosen sport

coaches                                   – leaders, teachers, accredited coaches and assistant coaches

judges                                      – adjudicators of an event

volunteers                               – committee members, assistants, helpers

parents or guardians              – persons responsible for the athlete

contractors                              – a person or firm that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labour to perform a service or do a job

visitors                                     – spectators or any person supporting the athlete, club or sport

Policy Breaches and Consequences

SCRA will deal with any breach of the Code of Behaviour Policy promptly, seriously, sensitively and confidentially.

Should a breach arise the SCRA Member Group will

  • Approach the person creating the problem and ask him or her to stop the behaviour
  • If the behaviour continues, or it is not possible to approach the person, contact either:

a) a Coach or Leader of the Member Group

b) a committee member of the Member Group

c) a SCRA Child Safe Officer

d) a SCRA Board of Management representative

If no resolution is achieved a report must be provided as soon as practical to the SCRA Board of Management who will determine the appropriate course of action.

Confidentiality

SCRA is responsible for implementing this Code of Behaviour Policy and will keep the names and details relating to breaches confidential, unless disclosure is:

I. Necessary as part of the disciplinary or corrective process

2. Required by law.

Requirements and Responsibilities

All participants, coaches, judges, volunteers, parents or guardians, contractors and visitors are expected to abide by the SCRA Code of Behaviour Policy relevant to their role as listed below

PARTICIPANTS – Codes of Behaviour

  • Play by the rules of the sport and show respect for other players, coaches and officials
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated
  • Be a good sport by applauding good displays by your team or the opposition
  • Co-operate with your coach and your team
  • Never argue with an official
  • Play for the fun of the sport and not just to please others and remember – it’s not only about winning

COACHES – Codes of Behaviour

  • Remember children participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun
  • Never ridicule or shout at a child for making a mistake or losing
  • Be reasonable in your demands on time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Whenever possible, group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success
  • Ensure equipment and facilities meet safety standards
  • Ensure the task set is appropriate for the age and ability of the players
  • Develop respect for the ability of team members, opponents and officials
  • Keep up to date with coaching practices and the growth and development of children
  • Give all children equal opportunities to participate
  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else
  • Make sure you are aware of any issues that may affect the training of a participant and keep in touch with parents

JUDGES – Codes of Behaviour

  • Compliment and encourage all participants
  • Be consistent, objective, impartial and courteous when making decisions
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents
  • Emphasise the spirit of the sport rather than errors
  • Promote rule changes which will make the sport more enjoyable
  • Keep up to date with the latest officiating trends and the growth and development of children
  • As an official you set an example therefore your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive
  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else

VOLUNTEER’S  – Codes of Behaviour

  • Involve young people in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making
  • Give all children equal opportunities to participate
  • Ensure the equipment and length of training suit the age, ability and maturity of the participants
  • Remember children participate for enjoyment so do not over emphasise awards
  • Help coaches and leaders whenever possible
  • Ensure parents, spectators, officials and coaches are aware of the Code of Behaviour Policy and encourage them to adhere to it
  • Your behaviour and comments set an example so be positive and supportive

PARENTS and GUARDIANS – Codes of Behaviour

  • Remember children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Encourage children to participate but do not force them
  • Focus on the child’s effort rather than winning and losing
  • Encourage children to participate according to the rules
  • Never ridicule or shout at a child for making a mistake or losing
  • Children learn best by example so applaud all good efforts
  • Respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise
  • Show appreciation to coaches and officials – without them children could not participate
  • Make sure that coaches are made aware of any issues that may affect the training of your child

CONTRACTORS and VISITORS – Codes of Behaviour

  • Remember children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Never ridicule or shout at a child for making a mistake or losing
  • Focus on the child’s effort rather than winning and losing
  • Respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise
  • Applaud good performances and efforts of all participants

Approved by Board of Management of Seacliff Community Recreation Association Incorporated September 2012

Revised July 2015, August 2015