Code of Conduct for Young People
East Cavan Eagles Basketball Club wishes to provide the best possible environment for all young people involved in the sport. Young people deserve to be given enjoyable and safe sporting opportunities, free from abuse of any kind. These participants have rights, which must be respected, and responsibilities that they must accept. Young people should be encouraged to realise that they have responsibilities to treat other participants and sports leaders with fairness and respect.
Young Basketball players are entitled to:
- Be safe and to feel safe
- Be listened to
- Be believed
- Be treated with dignity and respect
- Have a voice in the association
- Participate on an equal basis
- Have fun and enjoy sport
- Experience competition at a level they feel comfortable with
- Make complaints and have them dealt with
- Get help against bullies
- Say NO
- Protect their own bodies
Young Basketball players should always:
- Treat coaches & volunteers with respect
- Do their best and play fairly at all times
- Respect fellow players, even when things go wrong
- Respect opponents, be gracious in defeat
- Abide by the rules set down by team managers when travelling to events
- Behave in a manner that avoids bringing the sport of Basketball into disrepute
- Talk to children’s officer if they have any problems
Young Basketball players should never:
- Use violence or physical contact in an aggressive manner
- Shout or argue with club officers, coaches, fellow players or opponents
- Harm fellow shooters, opponents or their property
- Bully or use bullying tactics to isolate another player.
- Use unfair or bullying tactics to gain advantage
- Take banned substances
- Tell lies about adults / young people involved with our sport
- Spread rumours
Guidelines for Parents
East Cavan Eagles Basketball Club believes that parents should ……
- Be a role model for their child and maintain the highest standards of conduct when interacting with children, other parents, with officials and organisers.
- Always behave responsibly and not seek to unfairly affect the outcome of competitions.
- Never intentionally expose any young participant to embarrassment or disparagement by the use of flippant or sarcastic remarks.
- Always recognise the value and importance of the volunteers who provide sporting/recreational opportunities for their child. Parents should not publicly question the judgement or honesty of coaches, volunteers, organisers and others.
- Encourage their child to play by the rules. Teach your child that honest endeavour is as important as winning and do all you can to encourage good
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