Code of Conduct 2019-10-06T21:53:51+00:00

Caulfield Lacrosse Club Code of Conduct 2014

Introduction

The Committee of Management of the Caulfield Lacrosse Club endorse and expect its members to adhere to our code of behaviour. To assist all members, their families and friends to understand our minimal behaviour standards we have published our code of conduct. Our Policy is based on our Australian Association Standard.

Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.

General Code of Behaviour

As a member of Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club or a person required to comply with Lacrosse Australia’s member protection policy, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club and in any role you hold within Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club:

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  2. Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealing with others.
  3. Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions.
  4. Make a commitment to providing quality service.
  5. Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to, Lacrosse Australias standards, rules, regulations and policies.
  6. Operate within the rules of the sport including national and international guidelines which govern Lacrosse Australia, the member associations and the affiliated clubs.
  7. Do not use your involvement with Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those of Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club.
  8. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  9. Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age, wherever possible.
  10. Refrain from any form of harassment of others.
  11. Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club, into disrepute.
  12. Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.
  13. Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
  14. Be a positive role model.
  15. Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of, this code of behaviour.
  16. Players/ Members must not under any circumstances take or consume any non-prescribed drugs or medications of any type. Illegal medications designed to enhance performance will not be tolerated. The Caulfield Lacrosse Club has a no tolerance policy in relation to non-prescribed drugs, medications and new age treatments. If abused, membership termination will apply.

Involve the players in decisions that affect them.

Coach Code of Behaviour

In addition to Lacrosse Australia’s General Code of Behaviour, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club, and in your role as a coach appointed by Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club:

  1. Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
  2. Provide feedback to players and other participants in a manner sensitive to their needs. Avoid overly negative feedback.
  3. Recognise players’ rights to consult with other coaches and advisers. Cooperate fully with other specialists (for example, sports scientists, doctors and physiotherapists).
  4. Treat all players fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of gender, race, and place of origin, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status and other conditions.
  5. Encourage and facilitate players’ independence and responsibility for their own behaviour, performance, decisions and actions.
  6. Involve the players in decisions that affect them.
  7. Encourage players to respect one another and to expect respect for their worth as individuals regardless of their level of play.
  8. Ensure that the tasks and/or training set are suitable for age, experience, ability and physical and psychological conditions of the players.
  9. Ensure any physical contact with players is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
  10. 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.
  11. Avoid situations with your players that could be construed as compromising.
  12. Actively discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs and the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal substances.
  13. Do not exploit any coaching relationship to further personal, political or business interests at the expense of the best interest of your players.
  14. Accept and respect the role of officials in ensuring that competitions are conducted fairly and according to established rules.
  15. Know and abide by rules, regulations and standards and encourage players to do likewise. Accept both the letter and the spirit of the rules.
  16. Be honest and ensure that qualifications are not misrepresented.

Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.

Official Code of Behaviour

In addition to Lacrosse Australias General Code of Behaviour, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club, and in your role as an official appointed by Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club:

  1. Place the safety and welfare of the players/participants above all else.
  2. Accept responsibility for all actions taken.
  3. Be impartial.
  4. Avoid any situation which may lead to a conflict of interest.
  5. Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
  6. Value the individual in sport.

Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.

Player Code of Behaviour

In addition to Lacrosse Australia’s General Code of Behaviour, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club and in your role as a player/participant in any activity held by or under the auspices of Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club:

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.
  2. Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
  3. Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.
  4. Care for and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your program.
  5. Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
  6. At all times avoid intimate relationships with your coach.
  7. Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
  8. Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
  9. Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the official, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.
  10. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  11. Cooperate with coaches and staff in the development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level.

Player Notes

DO NOT WASTE TIME & ENERGY ON UNCONTROLLABLE ISSUES.

FOCUS ONLY ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL.

WORK TOGRTHER AS A UNIT, BE COMPETITIVE, WIN GAMES AND ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE.

Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.

Parent/Guardian Code of Behaviour

As a parent/guardian of a player/participant in any activity held by or under the auspices of Lacrosse Australia, a member association or an affiliated club, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:

1 Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.

  1. Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
  2. Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  3. Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  4. Show appreciation for good performance and skilful plays by all players (including opposing players).
  5. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  6. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  7. Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport (player, coach, umpire and so on).
  8. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  9. Be a positive role model.
  10. Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of, this code of behaviour.

Responsible Serving Of Alcohol

To ensure responsible serving of alcohol the Caulfield Lacrosse Club as several trained members to enforce our RSA good practice guidelines during social events. Your support is appreciated to ensure all participants are safe and an enjoyable time is had by all.