Netball Alberta Coaches Code of Conduct

  • Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person and treat everyone equally within the context of their sport.
  • Coaches must place the well-being and safety of the player above the development of performance.  They should follow all guidelines laid down by the sports governing body.
  • Coaches must develop and appropriate working relationship with players, based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  • Coaches should aim to achieve up to date and nationally recognized coaching qualifications.
  • Coaches must ensure the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individuals.
  • Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with players, (and where appropriate with their parents), exactly what is expected of them and what players are entitled to expect from their coach.
  • Coaches should always promote the positive aspects of their sport, (eg. fair play), and never condone rule violations, bad language or the use of any form of retaliation
  • Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.  They should never approach the umpires or make disparaging remarks on the quality of umpiring.
  • Coaches will be liable to disciplinary action if they have committed any breach of this Code of Conduct or have failed to comply with any guidelines issued by ANA.


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