Sports Code of Conduct

St Peter’s College promotes the following Sports Credo
  •  We believe in fair play
  •  We believe in providing opportunities for all in as wide a range of sports as possible
  •  We believe in fostering the growth of self-esteem and respect of others
  •  We believe in quality learning experiences
  • We believe in providing opportunities in which students can achieve personal success
PLAYERS' Code of Conduct
  1. Play for the “fun of it” not just to please your parents or coach.
  2. Play hard but play by the rules.
  3. Never argue with the referee’s decisions.  Let your captain or coach ask any necessary questions.
  4. Recognise positive contributions made by team-mates and opposition.
  5. Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
  6. Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents, for without them you don’t have a game.
  7. Win with humility; lose with dignity.
PARENTS' Code of Conduct
  1. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in sport.
  2. Remember, children are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  3. Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
  4. Teach you child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  5. 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.
  6. Remember that children learn best by example. Comments from the sideline need to be unbiased and positive.
  7. Do not question the referee’s judgement. The referee is always right.
  8. 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
  1. Remember that children play organised sports for their own fun.
  2. Any inappropriate behaviour reflects badly on your son, the team and St Peter’s College.
  3. Applaud good play by your own team and the opposition.
  4. Show respect for your team’s opponents.  Without them there would be no games.
  5. Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a game.
  6. Condemn the use of violence in all forms.
  7. Respect the referee’s decision.
  8. Encourage players to play according to the rules.
COACHES' Code of Conduct
  1. Players need a coach that they can respect.  Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
  2. Be reasonable on your demands on young players time, energy and enthusiasm.
  3. Ensure that all players are given the opportunities to play.
  4. Never yell at or ridicule a player for making a mistake.
  5. Develop team respect for the judgement of referees.
  6. Follow the advice of a doctor in determining when an injured player is fit to play again.
  7. Insist on fair and disciplined play do not tolerate foul play, fighting or bad language.  Be prepared to take off the offending player.