Club Policies

Code of Conduct for Instructors

Instructors must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person and treat everyone equally within the context of their sport.

Instructors must place the well being and safety of the student above the development of performance. They should follow all guidelines laid down by their sports Governing Body and hold appropriate insurance cover.

Instructors must develop an appropriate working relationship with students, especially children, based on mutual trust and respect.

Instructors must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

Instructors must encourage and guide students to accept responsibility for their own behaviour.

Instructors should hold up-to-date nationally recognised governing body coaching qualifications.

Instructors must ensure the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.

Instructors should at the outset clarify with students, and where appropriate their parents, exactly what is expected of them and what students are entitled to expect from their coach.

Instructors should co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sport scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interest of the student.

Instructors should always promote the positive aspects of their sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited substances.

Instructors must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.

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