CODE OF CONDUCT

CBL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES

  •  Set a good example which others can follow
  • Never use bad language or demonstrate abusive behaviour
  • Arrive in plenty of time to set up your activities and ensure safety
  • Remember children play for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun
  • Keep yourself informed about sound coaching practices and the principles of children’s growth and development
  • Be reasonable in your demands on children’s time, energy and enthusiasm they need other interests too
  • Always demonstrate respect and Fair Play to your opponents, officials and league staff
  • The successful coach invests in the well-being and interests of their players, not their win/loss record
  • Teach your team that honest effort if more important than victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment
  • Never ridicule or shout at a child for making a mistake or losing
  • Teach players to be fair and to follow the rules
  • Divide your time equally between all standards of players
  • Check you have adequate insurance cover for the coaching you are undertaking
  • Ensure you and your players have respect for their opponents, the officials and opposing coaches and supporters
  • Follow advice from a professional when determining if an injured player is ready to play or train
  • Take responsibility for the young people in your care until they have safely left the activity and your duty of care

 

CBL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS

  •  Arrive for training and matches in good time to prepare thoroughly
  • Turn up with appropriate kit for the activity
  • Always warm up and cool down properly
  • Play for fun and enjoyment – not just to please your parents and/or coach
  • Learn and play by the rules
  • Do not argue with match officials and/or the coach – use your energies for playing better
  • Recognise and applaud all good play
  • Be a good sport – win with modesty, lose with dignity
  • Respect other people – treat them as you would wish to be treated
  • Co-operate with coach, team-mates and opponents
  • Think about improving your skills after training and competition
  • Inform the coach of any injury as soon as possible
  • Inform the coach if you need to leave the site early
  • Thank officials and opponents after competition

If you need to speak to someone in confidence, please speak to your Head Coach or the League Commissioner

CBL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS

  • Remember that children play for their fun, not yours
  • Encourage children to play, do not force them
  • Praise your child’s efforts whether they win or lose
  • Applaud all good play
  • Never ridicule a child for losing or making a mistake
  • Children learn best by following a good example
  • Learn the rules of the game to better understand what you are looking at and commenting on
  • Show your appreciation to all officials, coaches and helpers
  • Condemn the use of violence, profane language and any form of abuse
  • Think of how you can best help the coach and/or the club

If you have any concerns regarding the activity, please speak to the Head Coach or League Commissioner