GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT:
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
- Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
- Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions.
- Make a commitment to providing quality service.
- Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to Netball
Queensland standards, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Operate within the rules of the sport including state guidelines
which govern Netball Australia, Netball Queensland, the Regions, the Affiliated
Associations and the Affiliated Clubs.
- Do not use your involvement with Netball Australia, Netball
Queensland, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club to
promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent
with those of Netball Australia, Netball Queensland, a Region, an Affiliated
Association or an Affiliated Club.
- Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially
when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are
- Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under
18 years of age, wherever possible.
- Refrain from any behavior that may bring Netball Australia, Netball Queensland, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club into disrepute.
- Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.
- Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
- Be a positive role model.
- Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Behaviour.
JUNIOR PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT:
- Play by and know the rules of the game.
- Be committed to your team. Attend and be on time for all training sessions, matches and carnivals as nominated by our club. Contact your coach or manager should you be unable to attend a training session or a game.
- Always wear the correct FULL Breakers uniform (with hair pulled back, nails cut short and absolutely NO jewellery of any sort).
- Co-operate with match officials, your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition. Always thank the umpires and scorers after the game.
- NEVER argue with an official. If you disagree during a game, have your captain, coach or manager approach the umpire during a break or after the game to clarify the rule/ decision. Umpires should always be approached in a courteous and polite way.
- Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberate fouling or provoking of an opponent is NOT acceptable or permitted.
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another person.
- Be a good sport. Acknowledge all good plays whether by your team or your opponent.
- Ensure that at all times your behavior is appropriate.
- Be a patient and enthusiastic supporter of fellow players.
- Play for the fun of it, not just to please parents or coaches.
SENIOR PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT:
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.
- Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as sexual or other harassment.
- Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.
- Care and respect the uniform and equipment provided to you.
- Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train and play fully.
- Conduct yourself in a responsible manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
- Maintain a high standard of personal behavior at all times.
- Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the umpires. Be courteous and use the correct process when seeking a rule clarification.
- Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
- Cooperate with coaches and staff in relation to programs that adequately prepare you for competition.
- Do not engage in practices that affect sporting performance (alcohol, tobacco and drug use).
COACH’S CODE OF CONDUCT:
- Treat all players with respect at all times. Be honest and consistent with them. Honour all promises and commitments, both verbal and written.
- Promote a climate of mutual support among your players. Encourage players to respect one another and to expect respect for their worth as individuals regardless of their level of play.
- Avoid situations with your players that could be construed as comprising.
- Ensure the players time spent with you is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
- Provide training and game opportunities that ensure everyone has a reasonable chance to succeed and to improve/acquire skills and develop confidence.
- Recognise individual differences in players and always think of the player’s long-term best interests.
- Remember that children participate for pleasure, and that winning
is only part of the fun.
- Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing. Provide feedback to players in a caring sensitive manner.
- Be reasonable in your demands on young players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
- Teach your players to follow the rules.
- Whenever possible, group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success.
- Avoid overplaying the talented players. The “just average” need and deserve equal time.
- At all times use appropriate training methods which will benefit the players and avoid those which could be harmful. 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 opponents and for the judgment of officials and opposing coaches.
- Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
- Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of children.
UMPIRE’S CODE OF CONDUCT:
- Treat all players with respect at all times.
- Accept responsibility for all actions taken. Exercise reasonable care to prevent injury by ensuring players play within the rules. Reasonable care consists of advising the players of illegal body movements, showing due diligence in detecting infringements and penalizing rule breakers.
- Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else. Although it is the responsibility of umpires to ensure that the playing conditions are safe, in the end it is the association’s decision. If a court supervisor or equivalent is appointed and present at the match they would decide whether the game should commence or continue and deal with any emergencies relating to a safe environment or anticipate any foreseeable dangers and deal with it appropriately. If no such person is present, you should make a decision as to whether the match should commence or continue due to the adverse conditions, safe environment or foreseeable dangers.
- Umpires must be impartial and maintain integrity in their relationships with other umpires, players and coaches.
- Avoid situations which may lead to a conflict of interest.
- Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
- Value the individual in sport.
- Ensure the players have the opportunity for discussion with you after the match.
- Seek continual self-improvement through study, performance appraisal and regular updating of competencies. Maintain or improve your current badge level and seek continual improvement.
- Encourage exclusivity and access to all areas of officiating. Aim for excellence based upon realistic goals and due consideration for growth and development.
- Be a positive role model in behavior and personal appearance by maintaining the highest standards of personal conduct and projecting a favourable image of netball and umpiring at all times.
- Refrain from any form of harassment towards players. Treat all players fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of gender, race, place of origin, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status, and other conditions. (Abide by Netball Australia Member Protection Policy).
- Show concern and caution towards ill and injured players. You should enforce the blood rule and apply procedures regarding ill or injured players according to the rule book. Common sense must be applied in all cases.
PARENT/GUARDIAN/SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT:
- Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
- Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
- Encourage children to always participate according to the rules and the officials’ decisions.
- Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game. Positive comments are motivational.
- Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good performances and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
- Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
- Under no circumstances should any parent or spectator make audible comments about or directly to the umpire on their decisions. This could result in a penalty to the team or
your banishment from the courts by the Northern Gold Coast Netball Association
- Condemn the use of foul language, harassment or violence in any form, be it by spectators,
coaches, officials or players towards players, coaches or officials.
- Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
- NGCNA require you to stand well clear of the court and umpire areas and that there be no
umbrellas or chairs between courts. Never walk between courts (across the
baseline) whilst a ball is in play.
- Please see our Club President or a Committee member with any complaints or compliments, which will be passed on to the Committee/NGCNA.
- If you disagree with an umpire or coach raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question their judgment and honesty in public.