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I have read the codes of conduct below.

OFFICIALS – Code of Conduct

The Club expects all team officials to follow the following Code of Conduct:

1. Obligations towards the Game

  • Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.
  • Promote and develop his own team having regard to the interest of the Players,
    Supporters and reputation of the national game.
  • Share knowledge and experience when invited to do so, taking into account the
    interest of the body that has requested this rather than personal interests.
  • Show due respect to Match Officials and others involved in the game.
  • Always have regard for the best interests of the game, including where publicly
    expressing an opinion of the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game.
  • Not use or tolerate inappropriate language.

2. Obligations towards the Team

  • Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical and tactical levels of the club/team, and to obtain the best results for the team, using all permitted means.
  • Give priority to the interests of the team over individual interests.
  • Resist all illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and techniques.
  • Show due respect for the interests of the players, coaches and officials, their own club/team and others.

3. Obligations towards the Supporters

  • Show due respect for the interests of supporters.

4. Respect towards the Match Officials

  • Accept the decisions of the Match Official without protest.
  • Avoid words or actions which may mislead a Match Official.
  • Show due respect towards Match Officials.

COACHES – Code of Conduct

A responsible Coach helps the development of individuals through improving their performance.  This is achieved by:

  • Identifying and meeting the needs of individuals.
  • Improving performance through a progressive programme of safe, guided practice, measured performance and/or competition.
  • Creating an environment in which individuals are motivated to maintain participation and improve performance.

Coaches should comply with the principles of good ethical practice listed below.

  • Coaches must abide by the Letham Community Sports Club child protection policy.
  • Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person and treat everyone equally within the context of their sport.
  • Coaches must place the wellbeing and safety of the performer above the development of performance.  They should follow all guidelines laid down by the sports governing body and hold appropriate insurance cover.
  • Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with performers (especially children), based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
  • Coaches must encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  • Coaches should hold up-to-date and nationally recognised governing body coaching qualifications.
  • Coaches must ensure the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.
  • Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with performers (and where possible with their parents) exactly what is expected from them and what performers are entitled to expect from their coach.  A contract may sometimes be appropriate.
  • Coaches should co-operate fully with other specialists (eg other coaches, officials, sport scientists, doctors, and physiotherapists) in the best interests of the performer.
  • Coaches should always promote the positive aspects of their sport (eg fair play) and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited substances.
  • Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.


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