CODE OF CONDUCT

CBL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES

  • Set a good example which others can follow – remember, coaches are role models for their players
  • Be punctual, reliable, honest and well-mannered in all endeavours
  • Never use bad language or demonstrate abusive or threatening behaviour
  • Arrive in plenty of time to properly prepare your team for competition mentally, physically and emotionally
  • 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 is 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 demonstrate respect for their opponents, the officials and opposing coaches and supporters at all times
  • 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 as instructed by your coach
  • Always warm up and cool down properly
  • Bring enough water to your games to stay hydrated throughout your competition
  • 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
  • Never use bad language or display abusive or disrespectful behaviour – neither will be tolerated in the CBL
  • 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 – ask your coach for feedback and how you can continue to get better
  • Inform your coach of any injury as soon as possible
  • Inform your 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
  • Refrain from aggressive, abusive or negative criticism and threatening behaviour towards match officials, opponents or league staff – such behaviour will not be tolerated in the CBL
  • Never ridicule a child for losing or making a mistake
  • Children learn best by following a good example – parents play the most influential and important role in a child’s life, set a positive example for your child to follow and be a ‘champion’ of good sportsmanship
  • 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 threatening or abusive behaviour
  • Think of how you can best help the coach and/or the club your child represents

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