MiniRoos Coaches Code of Behaviour

  1. Remember that young people participate for pleasure, and winning is only part of the fun
  2. Never ridicule or yell at a young player for making a mistake or not coming first
  3. Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  4. Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport and teach your players to do the same
  5. Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience - all young people are deserving of equal attention and opportunities
  6. Avoid overplaying the talented players; the ‘just average’ need and deserve equal time
  7. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
  8. Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators, and encourage players to do the same
  9. Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition
  10. Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young people
  11. Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development
  12. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

Codes of conduct for other members

For coaches, in addition to upholding your own codes of conduct, you also have a role to play in ensuring everyone associated with your team (manager, players, parents and spectators) are aware of their codes of conduct. For copies of all codes go to our Forms & Policies section.