Parent/Carers Code of Conduct

Parent/Carers Code of Conduct

Parent/Carers Code of Conduct

As a parent/carer, I will:

• Encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions.

• Support my child’s efforts and performance, give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort and learning.

• Understand that competition is about winning and losing, so results are always accepted without undue disappointment.

• Be a positive role model to my child by helping them work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.

• Remember that children learn best by example; I will applaud good play by both my child’s team and their opponents.

• Thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time for my child and not interfere with their decisions.

• Help when asked by a coach or official.

• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, disability, sexuality, age, occupation, religion or political opinion.

• Read the rules of the sport to understand better what I am watching and discussing with my child.

• Promote this code of conduct to other parents, carers and supporters.

• Be aware of my child’s club safeguarding policy and ensure that any concerns are reported to the club’s safeguarding officer or England Netball’s Lead Safeguarding Officer.

As a parent/carer, I will NOT:

• Pressure my child in any way; I know that this is their sport not mine.

• Use inappropriate language, harass athletes, coaches, officials or other spectators.

• Criticise or ridicule my child for making a mistake or losing after the game.

• Force my child if they are unwilling to participate in the sport.

• Arrive at a netball activity under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

• Use Social Media technology to bring the game into disrepute or make an inappropriate comment about an athlete, coach, official, volunteer or member of England Netball staff.

• Consume illegal substances either immediately prior to or while being at a netball activity where my child is participating in the sport.

• Consume alcoholic drinks or smoke either immediately prior to or while being at a netball activity where my child is participating.

• Undermine coaches, officials or other England Netball staff in front of, or to, athletes.

• Applaud opponents’ errors or their misfortune.

• Coach from the side-lines or balcony whilst at my child’s training or competition matches as this distracts both athletes and coaches and undermines what is being taught. Any person found breaking this will be asked to leave.

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