Code of Conduct
Coolbinia West Perth Junior Cricket Club
Coolbinia West Perth Junior Cricket Club

Players Code of Behaviour

Players have a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the game whilst they are training, competing on the playing field or representing their club away from the field of play. Please refer to the players code of behaviour below:    

  • Play by the rules;
  • Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the umpire in an appropriate manner during a break or after the game;
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in cricket;
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your teammates. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you;
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition;
  • Treat all participants in cricket as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor;
  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition;
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents, teachers or coaches;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Parents Code of Behaviour

Some of the greatest role models we have in our cricketing community are our parents. When assisting and supporting at your club’s games please keep in mind the codes of behaviour listed below:

  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate in cricket;
  • Remember, children are involved in cricket for their enjoyment, not yours;
  • Encourage your child to play by the rules;
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing;
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game;
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful play by all participants;
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities;
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise;
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Coaches Code of Behaviour

The environment created by a coach is integral to the overall experience of all players involved within your cricket club. See below some foundational expectations of coaches within the community. They are by no means exhaustive, but are a great starting point:

  • Remember that many players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun;
  • Never ridicule or yell at a player (particularly young players) for making a mistake or not coming first;
  • Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm;
  • Operate within the rules and Spirit of Cricket and teach your players to do the same;
  • Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience;
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players - all young players need and deserve equal time, attention and opportunities;
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players;
  • Display control and respect to all those involved in cricket. This includes opponents, coaches, umpires, administrators, parents and spectators. Encourage your players to do the same;
  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. 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 cricket coaching practices and principles of growth and development of young people;
  • Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Umpires Code of Behaviour

Umpires are integral to the integrity and fairness of our sport. See below Cricket Australia’s foundational code of behaviour for umpires. Umpires should:

  • In accordance with Cricket Australia guidelines, modify rules and regulations to match the skill levels and needs of young people;
  • Compliment and encourage all participants;
  • Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions;
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all participants;
  • Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors;
  • Encourage and promote rule changes which will make participation more enjoyable;
  • Be a good sport yourself - actions speak louder than words;
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest available resources for umpiring and the principles of growth and development of young people;
  • Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive;
  • Place the safety and welfare of participants above all else;
  • Give all people a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

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