Members Code of Conduct

JUNIOR PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Netball Australia’s General Code of Behaviour, you must meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Netball Australia, Member Organisations or Affiliates in your role as a player.

1. Participate because you enjoy it, not just to please parents and coaches. 

2. Play by the rules (know the rules)

3. Participate fairly and safely.

4. Abide by decisions, without argument or bad temper

- Captains have the right to approach an umpire during an interval or after the game for clarification of any rule
- Approach the umpire in a courteous and polite way. 

5. Co-operate with your coach, and other players

- Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately fouling or provoking an opponent and throwing/ damaging equipment is not acceptable or permitted
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated
- Ensure that at all times your behaviour is fair

6. Be a patient and enthusiastic supporter of fellow players. Applaud all good play, by your own team and opponents. 


7. Be a responsible team member

- Always be on time
- Encourage and assist all players
- Attend all training sessions
- Ensure you always bring the appropriate uniform and equipment to training and/ or matches.

8. Do not engage in practices that affect sporting performance (alcohol, tobacco and drug use).

9.  Respect and acknowledge the contribution of those who create the opportunity for you to play - Volunteers (scorers, coaches, timekeepers, administrators and umpires).



PICK UP AND DROP OFF CHILDREN POLICY

Our club is committed to Child Safety and providing a safe environment for its members. We aim to ensure all children are safe in their travels to and from the training grounds and games.

What we aim to do:

• Make sure all parents and guardians know the training period, times and days for their children’s training and the location of these training sessions and game sessions.

• Request all coaches and relevant sporting personnel arrive at their allocated/scheduled practice and game time beforehand. If there is a delay in the coach arriving, that person will notify either the Team Manager or Executive Committee of their lateness and this will be communicated to all parents through text.

• Give coaches a register of parent/guardian emergency contact numbers and make sure the coaches have access to a phone.

• If parents are late in picking up the children, the coach will firstly, try to contact the parent/guardian, then either wait with that child till they are picked up or if there is another coach on duty, the child may wait with that coach until the parent/guardian arrives.

We ask you to:

• Pick your child up on time or make other arrangements and let the coach know, if needed. If you need to talk to the coach, arrive early to communicate your instructions to the coach so it does not interfere with the training session. 


SENIOR PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

In addition to Netball Australia’s General Code of Behaviour, you must meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Netball Australia, Member Organisations or Affiliates in your role as a player.

1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators. 2. Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as sexual or other Harassment.
3. Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.
4. Care and respect the uniform and equipment provided to you.

5. Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train and play fully.

6. Conduct yourself in a responsible manner relating to language, temper and punctuality. 7. Maintain a high standard of personal behaviour at all times.

8. Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the umpires. Be courteous and use the correct process when seeking a rule clarification.

9. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.

10. Co-operate with coaches and staff in relation to programs that adequately prepare you for competition.

11. Do not engage in practices that affect sporting performance (alcohol, tobacco and drug use).



PARENT/GUARDIAN/SPECTATOR CODES OF CONDUCT

In addition to Netball Australia’s General Code of Behaviour, you must meet the following requirements with regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Netball Australia, Member Organisations or Affiliates in your role as a parent/guardian.

1. If your child is interested, encourage them to participate in the appropriate netball activity. However, if your child is not willing to participate, do not force him or her. Remember, children are involved in organised activity for their enjoyment, not yours.

2. Focus upon your child's efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists your child in setting realistic goals related to his/ her ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.

3. Teach your child that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.

4. Encourage your child/players to play always according to the rules and officials decisions, develop your own knowledge of the game.

5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
6. Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good play by all players.

7. If you disagree with an umpire or coach raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question their judgement and honesty in public. Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by administrators, coaches, players, umpires or parents/guardians.

8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse. Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by refraining from using foul language, harassing administrators, coaches, players or umpires.

9. Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer administrators, coaches and umpires. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.

10. Be a model of good sports behaviour for children to copy.

11. Be courteous in communication with administrators, coaches, players and umpires. Teach children to do likewise.

12. Support the use of age appropriate development activities and modified rules.

13. Most players (in particular children) participate in netball activities for fun. They are not participating for entertainment of spectators only.

14. Applaud good performance and efforts by all players. When watching a game congratulate both teams on their performance regardless of the game's outcome.

15. Respect the umpires' and coaches decisions. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach children to do likewise.

16. Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake during a competition. Positive comments are motivational.

 

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