Junior Coaches Code of Conduct

Be reasonable in your demands on player's time, energy and enthusiasm.

 

Avoid over - playing the talented players. The "just - average" players need and deserve equal time.

 

Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.

 

Develop team respect for the ability of the opponents as well as for the judgment of officials and opposing coaches.

 

Accept decisions of all umpires or referees as being fair and called to the best of their ability.

 

Do not criticise players in front of spectators but reserve constructive criticism in private or in the presence of the team.

 

Do not criticise the opposing team or supporters by word or gesture.

 

Set a good example in personal appearance.

 

Emphasise that the winning of a game is the result of "team work".

 

Make every sporting activity serve as a training ground for life and as a basis for good mental and physical health.

 

Emphasise that good sports are good students and are both physically and mentally alert.

 

Place the welfare and development of the individual team, and of the child, above win and loss records.