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COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

Relationships

Cricket coaches must develop a professional relationship with players (and others) based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect

Cricket coaches:

             must not engage in behaviour that constitutes any form of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, bullying)

 

             should promote the welfare and best interests of their players

 

             must avoid sexual intimacy with players, either while coaching     them or in the period of time immediately following the end of the coaching relationship

 

             must take action if they have a concern about the behaviour of an adult towards a child

 

             should empower players to be responsible for their own decisions

 

             should clarify the nature of the coaching services being offered to players

 

             should communicate and cooperate with other organisations and individuals in the best interests of players.

 

             Be aware of the physical needs of players, especially those still growing, and ensure that training loads and intensities are appropriate.

 

             Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary, and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the player’s full consent and approval.

 

             Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with an under age player. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms.

 

             Inform parents or guardians immediately if you are at all concerned about the welfare of a child.

 

             Discuss with parents and other interested parties the potential impact of the programme on the player.

 

             Arrange to transfer a player to another cricket coach if it is clear that an intimate relationship is developing.

 

             Know and understand the relevant ECB or employer policies and procedures in this regard.

 

             Follow the reporting procedures laid down by ECB or your employer if you have a concern – non-action is unacceptable.

 

             Respect players’ opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket.

 

             Encourage players to take responsibility for their own development and actions.

 

             Allow players to discuss and participate in the decision-making process.

 

             Discuss and agree with players what information is confidential.

 

             Inform players or their parents of the requirements of cricket.

 

             Inform players or their parents of any potential costs involved in accessing the coaching services on offer.

 

             Be aware of and communicate on any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent.

 

             Do not work with any other cricket coach’s player without first discussing or agreeing it with both the coach and the player involved.

 

             Identify and agree with players which other experts or organisations could offer appropriate services.

 

Rights

Cricket coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual to participate in cricket

Cricket coaches should:

 

             assist in the creation of an environment where every individual has the opportunity to participate in cricket

 

             create and maintain an environment free of fear and harassment

 

             recognise the rights of all players to be treated as individuals

 

             recognise the rights of players to confer with other cricket coaches and experts

 

             promote the concept of a balanced lifestyle, supporting the well-being of the player both in and out of cricket.

 

             Treat all individuals in cricket with respect at all times.

 

             Do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, disability, sexuality, age, occupation, religion or political opinion.

 

             Do not condone or allow to go unchallenged any form of discrimination.

 

             Do not publicly criticise or engage in demeaning descriptions of others.

 

             Be discreet in any conversations about players, cricket coaches or any other individuals.

 

             Communicate with and provide feedback to players in a manner that reflects respect and care.

 

             must be fair, honest and considerate to players and others in cricket

 

             should project an image of health, cleanliness and functional efficiency

 

             must be positive role models for players at all times.

 

             Operate within the rules and the spirit of cricket.

 

             Educate players on issues relating to the use of performance-enhancing drugs in cricket and co-operate fully with UK Sport and ECB policies.

 

             Maintain the same level of interest and support when a player is sick or injured.

 

             Display high standards in use of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.

 

             Encourage players to display the same qualities.

 

             Do not smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs before or while coaching. This reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of your players.

 

             Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved in cricket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities – personal standards

Cricket coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times

Cricket coaches:

 

             must be fair, honest and considerate to players and others in cricket

 

             should project an image of health, cleanliness and functional efficiency

 

             must be positive role models for players at all times.

 

             Operate within the rules and the spirit of cricket.

 

             Educate players on issues relating to the use of performance-enhancing drugs in cricket and co-operate fully with UK Sport and ECB policies.

 

             Maintain the same level of interest and support when a player is sick or injured.

 

             Display high standards in use of language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation.

 

             Encourage players to display the same qualities.

 

             Do not smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs before or while coaching. This reflects a negative image and could compromise the safety of your players.

 

             Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved in cricket.