Codes of Conduct
The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. In addition we encourage all club members to take an active role in the life of the club:
Code of Conduct for players
- Always adhere to the positive aspects of the sport and show respect for match officials, volunteers, coaches and opposing players.
- Accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance during practice and matches; representing the club in a positive way.
- Respect and look after all training and playing areas at all times, leaving venues the way that they were found.
- Abide by the instructions of their coach and officials, provided that they do not contradict the spirit of their code of conduct.
- Use correct and proper language at all times.
- Accept success and failure, victory and defeat equally.
Make every effort to attend matches and club* training sessions and if unable to attend inform the coach and/or team organiser with as much notice as possible.
- Pay all due fees in a timely manner.
- Be willing to assist with club activities.
- Resist any temptation to take prohibited substances or use prohibited techniques.
Code of Conduct for club officials and coaches
- Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect
- Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
- Promote the positive aspects of Volleyball (e.g. fair play)
- Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
- Follow all guidelines laid down by the Volleyball England and the club
- Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
- Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward
- Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances
- Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results
Code of Conduct for Parents and Guardians
- Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
- Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
- Never force your child to take part in volleyball
- Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
- Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
- Publicly accept officials’ judgements
- Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their volleyball
- Use correct and proper language at all times