As a Coach Hikurangi Netball expects you to:

  • remember that players participate for enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun
  • never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning
  • be reasonable in demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  • operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach players to do the same
  • ensure that the time players spend together is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities
  • ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
  • display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, referees, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage players to do the same.
  • show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and 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 coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
  • promote adherence to the club’s code of conduct and ensure any incidents, concerns and issues are dealt with professionally, non-biased and within a reasonable timeframe
  • report any concerns, incidents or issues immediately to a committee member of Hikurangi Netball Club. This includes any concerns regarding the players personal welfare
  • ensure all queries and questions on the club’s code of conduct or anything relating to the club are directed to the committee in the first instance

As a Coach, Hikurangi Netball expects you to not:

  • arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at junior matches
  • allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training, games or club functions.
  • use bad language nor  harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches
  • discuss any confidential issues, concerns or incidents with anyone other than the committee – big or small