Junior Code of Conduct

Murrayfield Dafs Cricket Club

Junior Code of Conduct

Introduction

This document outlines the standard of behaviour that is required for all players, coaches and parents associated with SMCC. It has been created to ensure that everyone involved enjoys a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. The Code of Conduct should be adhered to by all when in training or representing SMCC.

A high standard of behaviour is required by all concerned at Murrayfield Dafs Cricket Club

All players should:

  • Be polite and respectful to coaches, parents and other players
  • Display high standards of behaviour
  • Try your hardest at all times
  • Play by the spirit, as well as the rules of the Laws of Cricket
  • Accept the decision of the umpire at all times
  • Show good sportsmanship
  • Be on time for training and matches
  • Keep your coach informed of any injuries, allergies or medical conditions
  • Wear the appropriate kit for the session being attended
  • Not publicly criticise fellow players, coaches or helpers
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background, age, sexuality, social/ economic status or religion.

All managers/coaches should:

  • Abide by the Murrayfield Dafs Cricket Club Child Protection policy
  • Treat all children equally and fairly
  • Maintain a high standard of discipline at indoor nets, at the ground/ venue and while accompanying players to fixtures or competition
  • Note all accidents/ injuries on the appropriate forms
  • Apply the Code of Conduct at all times
  • Wear the appropriate kit for the session
  • Ensure the safety of all players
  • Act in a positive manner at all times
  • Never allow bullying, bad language or bad behaviour to go unchallenged
  • Not consume alcohol before or during a training session or fixture
  • Not smoke whilst working or in the presence of players
  • Refrain from public criticism of a fellow coach, official, player, helper or Murrayfield Dafs Cricket Club.

All parents should:

  • Remember that children learn best by example
  • Treat all coaches, parents and players with respect
  • Respect the decisions of coaches and officials and encourage their children to do likewise
  • Be supportive of all players at Murrayfield Dafs Cricket Club
  • Remember that children are involved in cricket for their enjoyment, not their own
  • Ensure that your children understand and abide by the Code of Conduct
  • Ensure that your children attend sessions on time
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing
  • Not publicly criticise players, coaches, officials, helpers or
  • During training/ competition no communication should be made with players or coaches that would in any way affect the performance or rapport between player, coach and team
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background, age, sexuality, social/ economic status or religion.