Code of Conduct and Best Practice for Youth Sport
Ballygunner HC Policy Statement - Young Players
Young players deserve to be given enjoyable, safe sporting opportunities, free of abuse
and intimidation in any form. These players have rights which must be respected, and
rules that as members, they must accept.
Young players can ensure that our sport has a beneficial impact when they adhere to the
following principles. Young players should;
1. Treat all mentors (coaches, managers club officials, selectors etc.) with respect.
2. Play fairly and respect your opponents.
3. Respect fellow team members - even when things go wrong.
4. Respect opponents - be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
5. Behave in a manner that avoids bringing the sport and your club into disrepute.
6. Never cheat, use violence, verbal abuse or engage in 'name-calling'.
7. Never shout or argue with officials.
8. Never bully or use bullying tactics to isolate another player
9. Never use bullying tactics to gain an unfair advantage.
10. Never engage in 'name-calling'.
11. Always accept apologies from opponents when offered.
12. Should not spread rumours, or tell lies about adults or other players either verbally or through social media networks.
13. Represent their family, club and county with pride and dignity.
14. Shake hands with their opponents before and after the game irrespective of the result.
15. Adhere to proper standards of behaviour and the club's Code of Conduct and Best Practice when travelling to away events.
16. Have fun, participate on an equal basis.
17. Have complaints treated in confidence and acted upon.
18. Talk to the clubs children's welfare officer and/or parents/guardians if they have any problems.
19. Let the coach/mentor know (through your parents if U/18) when they are unavailable for training and competition.
20. Respect club property and the personal belongings of others and in particular, that dressing rooms, equipment and facilities are not damaged in any way.
21. Abide by the rules of the Association and club regulations.