Coaches Code of Conduct
Our policies represent those passed down from Netball Australia, Netball Queensland and the Australian Commission for Children and Young People.
- Play by the Rules!
- A coach must show respect for rules and authority, by word and example. Treat all players with respect at all times. Be honest and consistent with them. Honor all promises and commitments, both verbal and written.
- Be positive and avoid harsh criticism.
- Show respect to opposition teams. Applaud all good plays whether they be by your team or the other team. Promote a climate of mutual support among your players. Encourage players to respect one another and to expect respect for their worth as individuals regardless of their level of play.
- Treat all players on their individual levels. Watching a less ability player achieving small steps is one of the greatest rewards a coach can experience. Encourage and facilitate players’ independence and responsibility for their own behavior, performance, decisions and actions.
- Provide feedback to players in a caring sensitive manner to their needs. Avoid overly negative feedback.
- Refrain from any form of harassment towards your players. Treat all players fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of gender, race, place of origin, athletic potential, color, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status, and other condition.
- Be acutely aware of the power that you as a coach develop with your players in the coaching relationship and avoid any sexual intimacy with players that could develop as a result. Avoid situations with your players that could be construed as compromising
- At all times use appropriate training methods which will benefit the players and avoid those which could be harmful. Ensure that the tasks, trainings, equipment and facilities are safe and suitable for
age, experience, ability and physical and psychological conditions of the players.
- Cooperate with all officials and umpires at all times.
- Promote improving your team’s skills and not the glory of winning.
- Coach the team to be honest and play in the spirit of the game.
- Remember it is a team sport - Avoid the tendency to overuse a talented player and ensure all players receive equal court time.
- Above all, enjoy your experience as coach and HAVE FUN!!
- Guidelines For Finals
Finals can be an exciting time, but can place pressure on everyone involved in the team. It is the club’s position that it is up to the coach, in consultation with the players of the team, on how they conduct their team set ups and game time for the finals. It is a good idea to discuss this at the beginning of the season, and involve the coach and all players. Remember though, it is a team sport and that it is the team who made it to the finals and not just one player. Everyone in the team should experience some form of Finals fever if they followed all SSNC rules.