Codes of Conduct: Player Code of Conduct: 1. Participate because you enjoy it, not just to please parents and coaches. 2. Play by the rules and know the rules. 3. Participate fairly and safely. 4. Abide by decisions, without argument or bad temper. (Captains have the right to approach an umpire during an interval or after the game for clarification of any rule.) Approach the umpire in a courteous and polite way. 5. Co-operate with your coach and other players • Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately fouling or provoking an opponent and throwing damaging equipment is not acceptable or permitted; • treat all players as you would like to be treated; • ensure that at all times your behaviour is fair; • be a patient and enthusiastic supporter of fellow players. 6. Applaud all good play, by your own team and opponents. 7. Be a responsible team member:- • always be on time; • encourage and assist all players; • attend all training sessions; • ensure you always bring the appropriate uniform and equipment to training and/or matches. 8. Do not engage in practices that affect sporting performance (alcohol, tobacco and drug use). 9. Respect and acknowledge the contribution of those who create the opportunity for you to play i.e. (volunteer scorers, coaches, timekeepers, administrators and umpires).
Parent Code of Behaviour: 1. If your child is interested, encourage them to participate in the appropriate netball activity. However, if your child is not willing to participate, do not force him/her. Remember, children are involved in organised activity for their enjoyment, not yours. 2. Focus upon your child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists your child in setting realistic goals related to his/her ability by reducing the emphasis on winning. 3. Teach your child that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment. 4. Encourage your child to always play according to the rules. 5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game. 6. Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good play by all players. 7. If you disagree with an umpire or coach raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question their judgment and honesty in public. 8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse. 9. Recognize and respect the value and importance of volunteer administrators, coaches and umpires. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support. 10. Be a model of good sports behaviour for children to copy. 11. Be courteous in communication with administrators, coaches, players and umpires. Teach children to do likewise. 12. Support the use of age appropriate development activities and modified rules.
Victorian Netball Code of Conduct The Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport outlines behaviours that are expected of every person involved in community sport and active recreation, as well as identifying the types of behaviours that will not be tolerated. Every person – spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should work to ensure:
Inclusion of every person regardless of their age, gender or sexual orientation.
Inclusion of every person regardless of their race, culture or religion.
Opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the sport and develop to their full potential.
Respect is shown towards others, the club and the broader community.
A safe and inclusive environment for all.
Elimination of violent and abusive behaviour.
Protection from sexual harassment or intimidation.
This Code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities.
General code of behaviour
As a person required to comply with this Regulation, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by Netball Victoria
1.Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others. 2.Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others. 3.Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions. 4.Make a commitment to providing quality service.5.Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to Netball Victoria’s standards, rules, regulations and policies. 6.Operate within the rules of the sport including state guidelines which govern Netball Victoria, the Regions, the Affiliated Associations and the Affiliated Clubs. 7.Do not use your involvement with Netball Victoria, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those of Netball Victoria, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club. 8.Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example. 9.Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age, wherever possible. 10.Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Netball Victoria, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club into disrepute. 11.Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity. 12.Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured. 13.Be a positive role model.14.Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Behaviour