As a responsible coach, official,
team manager, volunteer or administrator you must.
rights, dignity and worth of every athlete and treat everyone
equally regardless of background or ability.
Place the welfare and safety of
the athlete above the development of performance. Undue
influence should not be exerted on an athlete to gain personal
benefit or reward.
Be responsible for the safety of
the athletes in your care. Equipment and conditions within the
working environment should be checked in accordance with usage
Make sure all activities are
appropriate to the age, ability and level of experience of those
Never select athletes to compete
in events they have not specifically trained for.
Co-operate fully with other
colleagues in the best interest of the athlete/s.
Develop appropriate working
relationships with athletes based on mutual trust and respect.
Encourage athletes to value their
performances and not results.
Promote a spirit of fair play and
Encourage and guide athletes to
accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
Promote the positive aspects of
athletics and do not condone bad sportsmanship, rule violations
or substance abuse.
Display consistently high
standards of reliability, appearance and behaviour.
Follow all guidelines laid down
by the national governing body and club.
Be aware of current child
protection issues. The club recommends that all coaches attend a
child protection workshop.