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Code of Conduct: Young Players

Posted by Stuart Rudkin on 08/12/2016 17:39

Values – The Club wants all its young players to uphold the following values –

Teamwork – Teamwork is essential to our sport

  • we welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives
  • we play selflessly, working for the team and not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field
  • we take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play
  • we speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions

Respect – Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport

  • we hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave
  • we respect our match officials and respect our decisions
  • we respect opposition players and supporters
  • we value our coaches and those who run our Club and treat clubhouses and equipment with consideration

Enjoyment – Enjoyment is the reason we play and support cricket

  • we encourage players to enjoy training and playing
  • we use our sport to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills
  • we safeguard our young players and help them have fun
  • we enjoy being part of a team and part of the cricket family

Discipline – Strong discipline underpins our sport

  • we ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair
  • we obey the laws of the game
  • we support our disciplinary system which protects our sport and upholds its values
  • we observe the sport’s laws and regulations and report serious breaches

Sportsmanship – Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which cricket is built

  • we uphold the cricketing tradition of camaraderie with team-mates and opposition
  • we observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat
  • we play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement
  • we ensure that the well-being and development of individuals is central to all cricket activity

Rules - young players are expected to abide by the following rules -  

  • play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
  • behave in a safe and proper manner at all times including all practice and net sessions and refrain from unruly behaviour
  • respect other club’s officials, players and supporters
  • respect opponents at all times and not swear or be abusive to others
  • respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • always positively encourage team mates and treat them as equals
  • regularly attend training sessions
  • always listen to coaches, team managers and umpires
  • keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform the coach or team manager in good time of your availability and also if you are going to be late
  • for training and match sessions wear suitable kit as agreed with the coach/team manager
  • help the coaches with the equipment before training sessions, matches or events and help them to clear away afterwards
  • pay promptly any fees for training, matches or other events
  • junior members are not allowed to smoke or consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on Club premises or whilst representing the Club

The Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members.

The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators, volunteers, parents/carers or guardians associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

Members are therefore encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints they may have about any aspect of the Club with the Club Welfare Officers.