Code of Conduct                               


Junior Sports Players

  • Follow and play by the rules.
  • Never argue with a sports official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager positively approach the official.
  • Control your temper at all times. Verbal abuse of officials and verbalizing other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable behaviours in any sport.
  • Work hard for yourself and your team.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all skillful plays whether they are made by your team or the competitors.
  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents, coaches and teachers.
  • Respect the rights of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Always remember that kids participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage kids to participate, do not force them.
  • Be positive of the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Always encourage kids to play according to the rules following the code of conduct.
  • Never make negative comments to a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that kids learn best by watching great role models.
  • Reinforce the stance on removing verbal and physical abuse from kids’ sports games.
  • Always respect the officials’ decisions and teach kids to do likewise.
  • Always show appreciation for volunteer sports coaches, officials and club administrators.
  • Respect the rights of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Tiritea School promotes “healthy food and nutrition”. Fruit is the preferred option for players to have at half-time. Please refrain from giving players (other than your own child) sweets during or after the game.


                                             .code of conduct for coaching kids sports

Coaches


  • Always remember that kids participate for pleasure, enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never use negative ridicule or yell at children for making a mistake or not winning.
  • Be considerate and reasonable in your demands on kids’ time, energy and enthusiasm. Kids sports is only one part of their busy lives.
  • Always operate within the code of conduct, rules and fair spirit of your sport and instruct the kids to do the same.
  • Always ensure that the time kids spend with you as coach is a positive experience. All kids are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  • Try to avoid overplaying the talented more skillful kids.
  • Ensure that sporting 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 within the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and other spectators. Encourage players to do the same, be a great role model.
  • Always show concern toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a trained medic when determining whether an injured child is ready to recommence training and competition.
  • Where appropriate obtain qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the latest principles of growth and development of children.
  • Any physical contact with a child should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player's skill development or medical care.
  • Respect the rights of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Tiritea School promotes “healthy food and nutrition”. Fruit is the preferred option for players to have at half-time. Please refrain from giving players sweets during or after the game.
  • It is essential that the three parties (players, parents and sports coaches/officials) receive a copy of the Code of Conduct for Kids Sports at the commencement of any season. It must be read, understood and most importantly adhered too.


  • Coaches should take the time to discuss the codes’ contents with the children.

Coaches and managers should also ensure parents are made aware of their responsibilities.