Administrators Code of Behaviour
- Involve young people in the planning, leadership, evaluation and decision-making related to the activity.
- Ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules suit the age, ability and maturity level of participating children.
- Provide quality supervision and instruction for junior players.
- Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development and help improve the standards of coaching and officiating.
- Ensure that everyone involved in junior sport emphasises fair play, not winning at all costs.
- As appropriate, give a code of practice and conduct sheet to spectators, officials, parents, coaches, players, media, and encourage them to stick to it.
- Remember, you set the example. Your behaviour should be positive and supportive.
Coaches Code of Behaviour
- Remember that players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
- Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake.
- Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
- Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach your players to do the same.
- Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience.
- Avoid overplaying the talented players, the’ other players also love the game and deserve equal time.
- Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved and encourage players to do the same.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.
Players Code of Behaviour
- Play within the rules and in the spirit of the game.
- Do not argue with officials. If you feel it is warranted, have your captain or coach approach the official during a break or after the competition.
- Control your temper. Fighting and verbal abuse, including foul language directed at officials, spectators or other players is not acceptable.
- Be a good sport. Acknowledge all good plays whether by your team or the opposition.
- Treat all participants as you would like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their ability or cultural background.
- Remember you represent your sport, your Club and your teammates every time you take the field.
- Treat opponents with respect, they have a love for the game and without them there would be no game.
- If you will not be playing or training make sure you inform the coach as soon as possible.
- Support your club by participating in fundraising activities.
- Look after your Club’s amenities and take pride in the Club’s appearance.
- Also show respect for other Clubs’ facilities.
Parents / Spectators Code of Behaviour
- Applaud good performances and efforts from all individuals and teams.
- Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
- Never ridicule a player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
- Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
- Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would not be a game.
- Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions.
- Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every player regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.
Alcohol and Drug Usage Policy
- Our Club strongly discourages the consumption of alcohol before and during games and training.
- In the interests of the health, comfort and safety of all our patrons the club actively encourages a responsible service and consumption of alcohol environment.
- Committee and Members of the club have the right to refuse to serve alcohol to any member or visitor who is intoxicated or deemed to be intoxicated.
- A Member or visitor who is drunk, violent or quarrelsome must leave the premises when asked to by a club member.
- The Club rules do provide for penalties for conduct unbecoming of a Member, or behaviour prejudicial to the interests of the Club.
- Penalties that can be imposed include suspension or expulsion.
- Our Club will not condone illicit drug use under any circumstances.
- The Club supports moderate alcohol consumption and a smoke-free environment.
Anti Discrimination and Harassment Policy
- The Malvern Lacrosse Club aims to provide a sporting environment where all those involved in its activities are treated with dignity and respect, and without harassment or discrimination.
- Our club recognises that all those involved in its activities cannot enjoy themselves, perform to their best, or be effective or fully productive if they are being treated unfairly, discriminated against or harassed because of their sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, race, age, disability, homosexuality, sexuality, transgender, religion, political beliefs and/or industrial activity.
- Our club prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination not only because it is against the law, but because it is extremely distressing, offensive, humiliating and/or threatening and creates an uncomfortable and unpleasant environment.
- If any person feels they are being harassed or discriminated against by another person or organisation bound by this Policy, please contact any member of the Committee.