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Code of Conduct

 

Players

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your Captain, Coach or Manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit; so will you.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
  • Cooperate with your Captain, Coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and Coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Coaches

  • Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun
  • Never ridicule or yell at a young player for making a mistake or not coming first
  • Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Operate within the rules and Spirit of Cricket and teach your players to do the same
  • Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players; all young players need and deserve equal time, attention and opportunities
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
  • Display control and respect to all those involved in Cricket. This includes opponents, coaches, umpires, administrators, parents and spectators. Encourage your players to do the same
  • 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
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest Cricket coaching practices and principles of growth and development of young people
  • Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

 

Umpires

  • In accordance with Cricket Australia guidelines, modify rules and regulations to match the skill levels and needs of young people
  • Compliment and encourage all participants
  • Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents
  • Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors
  • Encourage and promote rule changes which will make participation more enjoyable
  • Be a good sport yourself- actions speak louder than words
  • Keep up to date with the latest available resources for umpiring and the principles of growth and development of young people
  • Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive
  • Place the safety and welfare of participants above all else
  • Give all young people a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

 

Parents and Spectators

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities. Respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Officials

  • Modify rules and regulations to match the skill level and needs of young people.
  • Compliment and encourage all participants.
  • Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.
  • Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors.
  • Encourage and promote rule changes which will make participation more enjoyable.
  • Be a good sport yourself. Actions speak louder than words.
  • Keep up to date with the latest trends in officiating and the principles of growth and development of young people.
  • Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.
  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
  • Treat all players fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of who their parents, partner or spouses may be or how their actions may impact on you personally, politically or emotionally.
  • Give all young people a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Management Committee

  • Must act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the organisation as a whole.
  • Has a duty to use due care and diligence in fulfilling the functions of committee and exercising the powers attached to that position.
  • Must use the powers of office for a proper purpose, in the best interests of the organisation as a whole.
  • Must recognise that the primary responsibility is to the organisation members as a whole but should, where appropriate, have regard for the interests of all stakeholders of the organisation.
  • Must not take improper use of information acquired as a Management Committee Member.
  • Must not take improper advantage of the position of Management Committee Member.
  • Must not allow personal interests, or the interests of any associated person, to conflict with the interests of the organisation.
  • Has an obligation to be independent in judgement and actions, and to take all reasonable steps to be satisfied as to the soundness of all decisions taken by the Management Committee of Management Committee Members.
  • Confidential information received by a Management Committee Member in the course of the exercise of Management Committees duties remains the property of the organisation from which it was obtained and it is improper to disclose it, or allow it to be disclosed, unless that disclosure has been authorised by that company, or the person from whom the information is provided, or is required by law.
  • Should not engage in conduct likely to bring discredit upon the organisation.
  • Has an obligation, at all times, to comply with the spirit, as well as the letter of the law and with principles of the Code.

 

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