Our club’s Codes of Conduct set out how we are expected to behave

The Hautapu Sports Club has a set of Codes of Conduct that set out how we expect our members, supporters and volunteers to behave.

There are three codes, specifically for:

  • Players (coaches are expected to share the code with their teams).
  • Those on the sidelines, including parents/caregivers and spectators.
  • Volunteers.

Player Code of Conduct

  • Play for enjoyment.
  • Play hard but fair.
  • Play by the laws of the game.
  • Be committed to your team. Attend all practices and matches.
  • Never argue with the referee. Control your temper at all times.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good play whether by your team or your opponent.
  • Acknowledge other teams at the end of the game.

Spectator/parent/caregiver Code of Conduct

  • Applaud the performance of both teams.
  • Be positive with the referee.
  • Acknowledge the efforts of the referee.
  • Let players play their game, not your game.
  • Praise efforts, not results.
  • Set a positive example for the players.
  • Support the coach and manager.

Volunteers’ Code of Conduct

  • Be organised and plan effectively.
  • Positively reinforce the actions of players.
  • Lead by example.
  • Be honest with yourself and players.
  • Create an enjoyable environment in which to play the game.
  • Develop team respect for referees.
  • Give all players the opportunity to participate in the game.
  • Insist on fair play and discipline.
  • Be reasonable on the demand on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
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