PLAYERS' Code of Conduct
- Play for the “fun of it” not just to please your parents or coach.
- Play hard but play by the rules.
- Never argue with the referee’s decisions. Let your captain or coach ask any necessary questions.
- Recognise positive contributions made by team-mates and opposition.
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
- Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents, for without them you don’t have a game.
- Win with humility; lose with dignity.
PARENTS' Code of Conduct
- Do not force an unwilling child to participate in sport.
- Remember, children are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
- Teach you child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
- Turn defeat into victory by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a game.
- Remember that children learn best by example. Comments from the sideline need to be unbiased and positive.
- Do not question the referee’s judgement. The referee is always right.
- Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child.
SPECTATORS' Code of Conduct
- Remember that children play organised sports for their own fun.
- Any inappropriate behaviour reflects badly on your son, the team and St Peter’s College.
- Applaud good play by your own team and the opposition.
- Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no games.
- Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a game.
- Condemn the use of violence in all forms.
- Respect the referee’s decision.
- Encourage players to play according to the rules.
COACHES' Code of Conduct
- Players need a coach that they can respect. Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
- Be reasonable on your demands on young players time, energy and enthusiasm.
- Ensure that all players are given the opportunities to play.
- Never yell at or ridicule a player for making a mistake.
- Develop team respect for the judgement of referees.
- Follow the advice of a doctor in determining when an injured player is fit to play again.
- Insist on fair and disciplined play do not tolerate foul play, fighting or bad language. Be prepared to take off the offending player.